For a hearty reuben sandwich, the following Boston spots have their own recipes that stand out on the menu. Whether you like it grilled with tons of dressing, chilled with cole slaw instead of kraut (technically more of a Rachael), with a side of fries or just simply the sandwich, you will love the options at these eateries.
Photo credit: Sam LaGrassa's

Photo credit: Sam LaGrassa’s

Sam LaGrassa’s
44 Province St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 357-6861

Family-owned and operated since 1968, Sam LaGrassa’s sandwiches are piled high with deli meat and cheeses on perfectly toasted breads. There are pastrami sandwiches that don’t disappoint and locals love their corned beef, turkey and tuna as well. But the jumbo reuben for $11.95 is quite a treat. This sandwich shop takes corned beef with Russian dressing, swiss cheese and sauerkraut, and heat it all up on toasted pumpernickel bread for hearty lunch to break up the work day.

Photo credit: Facebook/Michael's Deli

Photo credit: Facebook/Michael’s Deli

Michael’s Deli
256 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 738-3354

A Jewish style deli, Michael’s has bagels, brisket, pastrami, beef tongue, knishes and other favorites. Right in Coolidge Corner, Michael’s Deli also features a hearty and delicious corned beef reuben. Choose from either cole slaw or sauerkraut with the classic reuben combo of Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on toasted pumpernickel.

Photo credit: Facebook/Zaftigs

Photo credit: Facebook/Zaftigs

Zaftigs Delicatessen
335 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 975-0075

Also in Coolidge Corner is Zaftigs Delicatessen, where you can get breakfast all day, deli sandwiches, comfort food recipes and more. The reuben is one of the best dishes. The infamous sandwiches features grilled pumpernickel, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing for $12.95. Zaftigs also has a Rachel sandwich with all the reuben’s toppings, featuring roast turkey instead of corned beef.

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Scali Deli & Cafe
147 Pearl St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 542-1965

Located in the Financial District, Scali has a long list of options for a quick breakfast or lunch to enjoy at work or in the diner-like seating area. Whether you want a healthy salad topped with grilled chicken or a greasy lunch like a steak bomb sub, this deli has a wide range of options. It also makes a great reuben sandwich, right on the grill. Since Scali has an open kitchen, you can see them piling on the meat, cheese and all the usual fixings before heating it up to the perfect temperature.

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Photo credit: The Four’s

The Four’s
166 Canal St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-4455

The Four’s is just steps from the Garden, making it a great place for pre or post sport or concert food and drinks. Or if you don’t have tickets to the big event, there are plenty of flat screens to catch Boston sports while noshing on appetizers perfect for sharing, including crab cakes, steak and cheese egg rolls and nachos. There are also salads, burgers, pasta dishes, American grill favorites and sandwiches, including the reuben. Dubbed the Ray Bourque, it has sliced corn beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing served on toasted marble rye for around $12.

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