Blue Plate Diner

Reuben Menu Description

Corned Beef Reuben ($12.00): Corned beef on thick cut rye with swiss, sauerkraut & thousand island dressing.

Included Side Items: Potato chips and pickle spear

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The sandwich was served on a square plate, sliced diagonally, next to a little metal cup of potato chips and a long pickle spear. The sandwich was constructed with Swiss cheese lining both slices of rye bread. Inside the cheese was a layer with several slices of corned beef followed by a thin layer of Thousand Island dressing and then some sauerkraut.

Reuben Sandwich at the Blue Plate DIner, Middletown, RI

Delivery Time: 8 minutes

Dimensions: 624 cm³ (13 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 52 cm³/dollar

Review Date:



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

This was a very nice diner. The booths and tables were in great shape, and it had the old style hexagonal tilework on the floor. They had different "commandments" on the ceiling over the dining area, such as "VI Thou shalt tip thy waitress generously"; "VII Thou shalt sit at the counter"; and "IV Thou shalt eat a hearty breakfast at any hour of the day."

Blue Plate DIner Interior, Middletown, RI
Blue Plate DIner Interior, Middletown, RI

The Reuben came amazingly quick at 8 minutes. The sandwich was on a delicious rye that had a pretty strong caraway flavor. The corned beef was nicely sliced and had an amazing taste with just the right amount of saltiness. The sauerkraut was okay, but I couldn't taste a lot of it over the strong beef and rye flavors. The Thousand Island dressing was put on quite sparingly, and must have been very, very thin because it didn't really ooze out anywhere and the characteristic tangy flavor didn't come through. But overall the sandwich was definitely "A" quality.

The chips on the side were good, and I had ordered a coffee flavored milkshake to go with my meal. The milkshake was delicious!

My wife had a gyro for her lunch, and she said that it was also a good choice. I recommend the Blue Plate Diner for a good Rhode Island Reuben.

Chris Rowland eats a Reuben at the Blue Plate DIner, Middletown, RI