If you look back at our review archives, you’ll see that we’ve done a few reviews of Jason’s Deli already, so it seems kind of funny that I’d hit it up again for another review. But, when you are dealing with a deli, there’s always a wide variety of menu items to review, so for this review, I’ll be hitting up another one of their menu items that we haven’t covered yet.
What I Got: Reuben THE Great, Original Size; $8.39. Served with chips and a pickle.
Periodically I get a craving for sauerkraut and or a Reuben, so that craving along with a gift card that I won on the Jason’s Deli Twitter feed in their #TuesdayTrivia contest led me to Jason’s to try this one out. Jason’s states that this sandwhich is made up of “1/2 pound of hot corned beef, Swiss,sauerkraut, Russian dressing, grilled on rye” and I can certainly confirm all of those things were there. The corned beef was in heaping amounts, as was the sauerkraut, so this was certainly a very large sandwich and looked to be a hearty meal. The only thing that was kind of depressing about the construction of the sandwich was that it was a little light on the Russian dressing and as the kind of guy that likes to have the dressing just oozing out of my Reuben, I’ve got to say I was slightly disappointed in that.
In terms of taste, this sandwich worked well together. I tried all of the ingredients individually just to see if one really stood out, but when eaten individually, the ingredients were just average. The sauerkraut had that sweet and sour taste, but it wasn’t overwhelmingly powerful. The corned beef was moist and tender, but it lacked any sort of strong flavor and was also just average tasting. It was not overly salty or peppery as well and while I appreciated that, some people come to expect that from their corned beef, I appreciated its absence. The Russian dressing was in too small of any amount for me to really discern a taste and the cheese and rye bread were pretty much standard stuff. All in all, nothing stood out, but nothing was bad either.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, I would. Despite the fact that the components of the sandwich individually were just average and/or standard stuff, it’s called a sandwich for a reason and when you mix everything together, it worked pretty well together to make for a flavorful (and large) meal. It certainly wasn’t the best Reuben I can ever remember having, but it certainly was not bad either. If I had to rate this on a letter grade scale, I would rate it as a B-, which puts it slightly above average and makes it memorable enough to eat again when my Reuben craving creeps up again in a few months.