The Reuben sandwich is a hot grilled sandwich made of stacked corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The sandwich is often attributed to New York, but Nebraskans take issue with the claim and insist they are the home to this sandwich.
The story goes that Reuben Kulakofsy, a Lithuanian-born grocer, invented the sandwich for his weekly poker game held at the Blackstone Hotel around 1925. The sandwich soon appeared on the hotel menu and on other menus around the state.
10Best and Sandwich America enlisted the help of some local foodies to nominate their favorite Reuben variations in Nebraska, and our readers have been voting daily for their favorites for the past four weeks. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Reuben in Nebraska are as follows:
- Crescent Moon - Omaha
- Sips & Subs - Lincoln
- Gerda's German Restaurant and Bakery - Omaha
- Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery and Deli - Omaha
- Barrett's Barleycorn Pub & Grill - Omaha
- J. Coco - Omaha
- Wilson & Washburn - Omaha
- Localmotive - Omaha
- Toast - Lincoln
- Bison Witches Bar & Deli - Lincoln
Rachel P. Grace, author of Omaha Food: Bigger Than Beef, helped us select the 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Additional nominees included The Diner, The Drover Restaurant & Lounge, Goldbergs in Dundee, Jackson Street Tavern, Jimi D's, Louie M's Burger Lust Cafe, Omaha Press Club, Over Easy, Shirley's Diner and Worker's Take-Out (all in Omaha).
Congratulations to all our winning Reubens!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo