Reuben Menu Description
Thelma Lou's Reuben ($8.99): Toasted marble rye bread with Swiss cheese, Certified Angus Beef corned beef, fresh sauerkraut and homemade Thousand Island dressing.
Included Side Items: Blue Suede Shoestring Fries or choice of Barbara Ann's Fresh Sliced Tomatoes, Hound Dog Baked Potato, Suzy Q's Steamed Veggies, Dip Sticks, Alley Oops, Lug Nuts or Chicken-n-Dumplings.
Reuben Sandwich Metadata
Presentation: The sandwich was made out of marbled rye bread with Swiss cheese lining each slice. There was a layer of corned beef topped with a sauerkraut and thousand island mixture. The sandwich was cut diagonally and served on a plastic plate next to the side item.
Delivery Time: 10 minutes
Dimensions: 480 cm³ (12 cm x 10 cm x 4 cm)
Bulk to Cost Ratio: 53 cm³/dollar
- Value: B+ (4/5)
- Atmosphere: B+ (4/5)
- Service: B+ (4/5)
- Taste: B (3.5/5)
- Presentation: A- (4.2/5)
French fries, fast service
Questionable provenance of corned beef
Angel’s is your average 1950s retro-style diner with a central counter surrounded by stools that look on the grill. The staff was very friendly. As I walked into the restaurant, the cook behind the counter greeted me.
The restaurant has a jukebox which played oldies music, and there were retro colored booths along with black and white checkerboard tile on the floor. Fortunately they didn't overdo it with too many kitschy things on the walls like some other retro-style diners do.
The silverware came in a special white paper sack designed for the size of a knife and fork.
I ordered the Reuben with the beer battered fries. The corned beef was mixed with the sauerkraut quite well. I want to note that the beef wasn't the deli variety but seemed like the kind that might come from a can. They say it's certified Angus beef, but I'm still not sure why it looked the way it did. It was not particularly healthy looking and was a little chewy. It was the kind of corned beef that you'll taste the rest of the day, with very dusky flavor. However they overall flavor of the sandwich was not so bad. I'd probably order it again. The marbled rye was really good and nicely grilled. The beer battered fries were really marvelous.
Overall this was a nice restaurant with an average Reuben sandwich. I wouldn't go out of my way to return, but if I were in the neighborhood, I wouldn't hesitate to come back.