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Ruthie's Chicken & Dairy Twist

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201 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, MI
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Description: 231-533-8538 Ruthie's is a special destination in the town of Bellaire...
231-533-8538 Ruthie's is a special destination in the town of Bellaire. Must visit! We always go for ice cream creations, but the food is good too. The ceiling and walls are decorated with vintage kitchen stuff. It is open It is open seasonally, but in season, the people are lined up out the door. It is small, with seating for perhaps 30 people or so. It is just down the street from the Grand Victorian Inn, where we always stay.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Enjoy the display of wind chimes and memorabilia while awaiting your selections

Excellent selection of ice cream specialities, Hudsonville ice cream or soft serve.The food choices are also tasty. The place is very busy which is a good sign! They cater to the little ones as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Bobbi L
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Bellaire, Michigan
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Bellaire, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent selection of ice cream specialities, Hudsonville ice cream or soft serve.The food choices are also tasty. The place is very busy which is a good sign! They cater to the little ones as well.

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Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Kids leave for Ruthie's, while adults linger over drinks at Toonies. Really good moose track ice cream, and soft serve blends. Always busy, be patient, it's worth it.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a nice little place that services a great selection of ice cream. A great place to end the day,

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Bellaire, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My kids count down the days till Ruthie's opens every spring. The portions are always generous. Get there early as the line often spills into the street around 7 pm. The bear Hug ice cream is my favorite

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had the Peanut Butter Cup in a waffle cone and it was as good as it gets. High makes for the Mint Chip as well. Hats off to Ruthie's !

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After a day at the beach, we wanted a quick dinner at a very casual establishment. Ruthie’s fit the bill. Most people were there for the ice cream, but the food was also good. The burger platter was well prepared and generous in portion. My wife’s fried chicken platter was also very good and generous. It was not inexpensive (dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They were closing up shop but took the time to take one last order. We got some great ice cream cones and were surprised at the value.

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Bellaire, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You can get a good old fashioned milk shake there. Varied menu for ice cream treats as well as sandwiches and chicken. Food and ice cream treats are delicious but prices are high.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Sometimes you just gotta' have dessert. We saw the long line out the door into the street & almost didn't wait, but I am glad we did. The line moved along pretty quickly. There were 3 efficient cashiers working & within 15 minutes we were both enjoying our ice cream treats. My partner, who loves his hot fudge sundaes, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On our annual trip to Bellaire to drink good beer at Short's, we try to tell ourselves not to stop here to avoid the calories. But, we always do --- for the CHICKEN! It takes a few minutes (we always have to wait) and even though we're barely hungry every time we order it... always full from beer/dinner at Short's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

231-533-8538 Ruthie's is a special destination in the town of Bellaire. Must visit! We always go for ice cream creations, but the food is good too. The ceiling and walls are decorated with vintage kitchen stuff. It is open It is open seasonally, but in season, the people are lined up out the door. It is small, with seating for perhaps 30 people or so. It is just down the street from the Grand Victorian Inn, where we always stay.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?