Readers Respond: Where's the Best Reuben In Erie?

We asked Macaroni KID readers where to get a Reuben for St. Patrick's Day

By Kara Murphy March 16, 2023

We asked on Facebook: Who makes the best Reubens in Erie? We expected a few recommendations ... but apparently, we take our Reubens seriously in Erie! We had enough recommendations we decided to put together a quick article with Erie's Reuben recommendations! 

Please note: This article was compiled in 2023. We have updated the information for 2024 as best we can.
Know of a great Reuben in town or a creative Reuben menu item we're missing? Let us know at and we'll add it to the list!

So just in time for St. Patrick's Day, here are our reader recommendations for where to get the best Reuben in Erie:

McGarrey's Oakwood Cafe

The No. 1 mention from readers!

Other mentions, in no particular order:

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Thinking outside the sandwich box:

We were thinking sandwiches, but Erie's bakers and chefs are thinking outside the sandwich box with these yummy-sounding Reuben-inspired recommendations.

  • Herb & Honey Bakery in Urbaniaks has the best Rueben stuffed pretzels, they are so good — Delanie 
    Editor note: Pre-orders for Herb & Honey Bakery Reuben pretzels is now closed.
  • It's a little out of The box, but Virgil's Plate is making a Reuben pizza this year with a caraway seed crust and homemade sauerkraut! — Courtney

  • My Dad's Pizza & Deli in Harborcreek is featuring a Reuben pizza also. Theirs is on a pumpernickel crust and is sooo good — Andrea
  • Avonia Tavern upon request makes a great Reuben quesadilla if you don’t want as much bread! So good. — Jill

Know a creative Reuben menu item we're missing? Let us know at and we'll add it to the list!