O'Tooles Irish American Grill and Bar otoolespubs.com
Named perfectly for the occasion and the location, the Celtic Reuben is a fan favorite at O'Tooles. You can also get it with sliced turkey, but who the hell does that on St. Patrick's Day? So you get a half-pound of lean corned beef (sliced thin, as it should be, so that you can pile the deliciousness sky-high), Swiss and Thousand Island. You get your pick of slaw or kraut – both are equally fantastic – and they capture it all between two slices of rye. It should also be mentioned that they get both the beef and the bread locally, so you're helping the local business community while you're helping yourself.
O'Mara's Irish Restaurant omaras.net
The Irish bar and restaurant in Berkley has a delicious and incredibly diverse menu, but let's not mince words – their corned beef offering stacks up against anyone's. Aptly titled the "World Class Reuben," they slightly toast their rye and lovingly pile on the salted and sliced beef (but not so high that you literally can't fit it in your face). Add melted Swiss, sauerkraut (adding that nice tang to balance the salty meat) and their deliciously creamy Thousand Island – and you've got the stuff that dreams are made of. And did we mention that you'll be paying less than nine bucks for the thing, too? Enjoy!
Vintage House vintagebanquetsandcatering.com
Fraser is Ground Zero when it comes to monstrous corned beef sandwiches. The O'Hara family will be serving up their legendary sandwiches, and if you're wondering how and why the Vintage House is able to hold such a huge St. Patty's Day bash and sling so much corned beef? Duh, they're a banquet and catering operation in the most professional sense. That, and you don't even have to physically set foot in the establishment to get your corned beef fix – drive-through and carry-out orders are also available! But back to the sandwich itself. We're talking a mountain of corned beef, stacked in a delicate maze of marbling and salty, tender beefy-ness. And rye bread. Add whatever else you want to it, but a wise old corned beef purist once told me the most you'd ever need to add to that angel of a sandwich is maybe a slice of swiss. Don't miss out on this opportunity – the Vintage House St. Pat's experience is legendary, partially because of this sandwich.
O'Connor's Public House oconnorspublichouse.us
The Celtic Reuben at O'Connor's is offered with turkey, grouper or corned beef brisket, but who are we kidding? Go for the beef! Add swiss, Thousand Island, grilled rye and you pick the topper – kraut versus slaw has long been a debate amongst Reubenites – and you've got your very own pot o' gold! A staple of their menu (although O'Connor's offers a fantastic array of Irish goodies, including their fantastic scotch egg), this corned-beef boss is a tough one to pass up. And for only $8.79, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better bargain.
The Old Shillelagh oldshillelagh.com
Kitchen and bar boss Sarge prefers to do things himself. And we've been fortunate enough to experience his house-seasoned corned beef on more than one occasion. You see, Shillelagh's reuben is famous 'round these parts. With its thick, toasted bread, house-made Thousand Island dressing and kraut (did we mention the home-dried and braised corned beef yet?), and you've got yourself a work of art. They get 3,000 folks annually on St. Patty's – and the smart ones get themselves a reuben. | RDW