The Malt Shop

Reuben Menu Description

Reuben ($7.59): Corned beef or turkey, 1000 island dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese

Included Side Items: French fries, cottage fries, fresh fruit or cottage cheese with a pickle spear

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The sandwich was cut diagonally and served on a china plate next to the side item and a pickle spear. The sandwich was on dark rye bread with Swiss cheese lining both slices of bread. On top of the Swiss came the corned beef, topped with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing below the top layer of Swiss.

The Malt Shop, Minneapolis, MN

Delivery Time: 13 minutes

Dimensions: 728 cm³ (14 cm x 13 cm x 4 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 95 cm³/dollar

Review Date:



  • Overall: A (4.5/5)
  • Value: B+ (4/5)
  • Atmosphere: B (3.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: B+ (4/5)

The Malt Shop had a quirky interior that was fun to look at, and we were quickly seated in a smallish dining room.

The Reuben sandwich had great corned beef and dressing The sauerkraut and dressing blended well and didn't overpower the sandwich but instead made a nicely blended whole. The dark rye was very tasty, too.

The Malt Shop was able to deliver a very moist sandwich without it becoming soggy. The onion rings were very good. I also had the lemonade which definitely tasted homemade—so I had to order two.

Of course, we ordered malts (billed as being made with real malt powder). The malts were HUGE.

The Malt Shop, Minneapolis, MN