Smack-dab on top of Queen Anne hill lies the Hilltop Ale House, which boasts to have “Seattle’s Best Reuben”. Well, when you see a claim like that on the menu, plus a newspaper clipping on the wall to prove it, you have to try it for yourself.
Honestly, I’d never had a reuben before, but with meat, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and toasted rye bread, what was there to be afraid of? Nothing, as it turns out. The sandwich is toasty, delicious (albeit slightly messy), and coupled with some Tim’s potato chips and a local brew, it makes the perfect lunch.
If, for some reason, you don’t fancy sauerkraut, you could also try the chicken breast sandwich, which is also advertised as one of Seattle’s best. And if, for some reason, you can’t make it to Queen Anne, the company has identical menus at the Columbia City Ale House or the 74th Street Ale House on Phinney Ridge. Get going, you have no excuse!