Melvin’s — the Best Reuben in Austin and North America

Big Red Car here talking trailer food in Austin by God Texas, ya’ll. You like a reuben?  Right?  You don’t like a reuben, stop right now.


Until The Boss stumbled into Melvin’s, the reigning reuben in Austin was The Little Deli.  The Little Deli reuben is no slouch but we’re talking the best reuben in North America.

This is the kind of reuben Prince Charles would anoint as the Reuben to the Prince of Wales.

If you live in San Diego–car, plane, train–you stop what you’re doing and get yourself to Austin, Texas.  On Earth as it is in Texas! Now, we’re talking Reuben but Melvin’s has a great menu of other sandwiches.  It’s up at 53rd and Duval in northish Austin.  Nice outside seating.  And a damn good reuben.  Easily best in Austin. That’s a croque monsieur next to it and that’s a bit of Heaven on your tongue. Get you to Melvin’s and get you a Reuben.  Do not tell any of he new But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway?  I’m just a Big Red Car.

  • Cheese on a reuben? Here is the corned beef at Manny’s. They make incredible reubens too sans swiss cheese. not kosher you know.

    • JLM

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      Whether it is a legitimate Reuben or not is not really germane. It is a very strong sandwich and the cherry pie sticking out is a meaningful addition to the mix.

      Bit of Bampte mustard and it is a player.

      Well played.

      BRC
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