When it comes to sandwiches, there is no better one in my opinion than a good old Reuben. It’s the sandwich I typically order when visiting any sandwich shop to compare it against my favorite. And which place offers my favorite Reuben in town, you ask? Well, the answer is Merle’s Place.
440 N Seneca St.
Wichita, KS 67203
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 1am
Closed on Sunday
My go-to meal at Merle’s Place is the Reuben with an order of pasta salad.
The pasta salad has always been a thing of beauty. On my most recent visit, the noodles were boiled just right with a nice layer of creamy Italian dressing over the top. The dressing really sold it for me. I’d contemplate ordering the dressing by itself as a drink.
The pasta salad though plays second fiddle to the Reuben. Just check it out. It’s one of the most beautiful creations I’ve seen in Wichita. It included two layers of Corned beef, two layers of sauerkraut and topped with melted Swiss cheese. Hidden above the cheese is a layer of Russian dressing. All of that is then placed between two slices of toasted dark rye bread.
With all that stuffing, the rye bread did its best to keep the sandwich intact but it was a messy but incredibly worthwhile eat. I have yet to find a better Reuben in town and trust me, I’ve had many.
I’ve had the sandwich to go and dine in; I always prefer the latter. Most people who are unfamiliar with Merle’s Place may think it’s just another typical bar & grill. It’s not, they put out some excellent sandwiches. And for me, they put out the best Reuben in town.
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