I wasn't sure whether to order the Reuben, but I asked our server if she would recommend their Reuben. She said that she certainly did, and that she and her coworker were just finishing their own Reubens back behind the counter before coming out to take my order. That was good enough of a testimonial for me, so I was willing to try the Reuben. The staff was very friendly.
To accompany the two corned beef Reubens that we ordered, Katherine asked for the Brandy Alexander, and I ordered the cherry cream soda.
When the Reuben first came, what struck me the most was the bread. The outside of the crust was coated with caraway seeds—so many that they were strewn about on the plate. Check out the picture—I've never seen anything like it. So if you're afraid of caraway seeds, this would not be the Reuben for you!
The sandwich was so delicious! The bread was amazing. It was so thick and the sandwich was nicely grilled. The corned beef and sauerkraut were in just the right proportions. Of course, the Thousand Island comes served on the side, so you can add as much as you like to each bite.
This was a very good Reuben for the price. I've paid this much before at other establishments and been disappointed. If you're on Kelleys Island, I highly suggest stopping by The Village Pump and enjoying their Reuben sandwich. It was just what we needed for an afternoon of biking around the island.