Every city has a dish they hold in higher regard than others. You don’t eat it every day; you save it for those occasions that call for a true feast, whether it’s a literal holiday or just a special meal you share with a loved one. This meal means so much you exalt the people who put it on your table. Their delis and diners become houses of worship, and their congregations span generations.
If it seems like we’re going overboard, you’ve never had a corned beef sandwich in Cleveland.
Yes, they’re that good.
These salty, savory sandwiches are not for the faint of heart. The glorious red brisket is piled so high, it's measured by bite radius rather than ounces or pounds. Sure, corned beef is heavenly on fresh rye bread with mustard and swiss, but when you add sauerkraut, thousand island dressing and toss it on a griddle? Welcome to reuben nirvana.
We get it. Evangelism is one thing but tasting is believing. Well, put on your finest eating pants and head to one of these sacred establishments where they’re serving the most glorious corned beef sandwiches you’ll ever eat.
Before heading out, ALWAYS be sure to check each location’s website or call ahead for individual business operating hours and safety procedures.