According to Google, “Izzy’s is a Cincinnati tradition, serving the World’s Greatest Reubens and one heck of a Potato Pancake.” My wife is a big fan of theirs, and I have to admit that I’ve only recently started eating at Izzy’s. I guess since I’ve never really eaten red meat, corned beef was never a big draw for me. Fortunately I’ve discovered there are a few items on the Izzy’s menu not involving beef that are worth a try.
My wife and I stumbled upon their newest locations in Madisonville over the weekend. Our son was sound asleep in the car, so we were looking for something we could easily pick-up and eat while running errands. Fortunately this location is equipped with a drive-thru window. It does take a little time to prepare your order, compared to other drive-thrus, but the food is worth the wait.
My wife and I decided to split sandwiches. First up is The Suzzy – Izzy’s oven roasted turkey breast topped with a special recipe of cranberry orange relish, cream cheese and lettuce on a toasted sourdough roll served with a potato pancake ($7.89). There was a large slab of cream cheese in between layers of turkey, so don’t think you are being too healthy when ordering this sandwich. However the taste was great, and I really liked the sourdough roll that it was served on.
Our other sandwich is a favorite of ours, the Turkey Reuben – Izzy’s oven roasted turkey breast topped with sweet-n-sour cole slaw, melted imported Swiss cheese, and a smear of Izzy’s special dressing on our own rye roll also served with a potato pancake ($7.99). If you enjoy turkey Reubens, you will definitely love this sandwich. The roll is a little thicker than traditional rye bread, but it is packed full of tasty ingredients. The potato pancakes are also very good, though I could have used a little ketchup for mine. Each sandwich is also served with dill pickle chips on the side.