Rule No. 1 about Ruth Ann's: As seems to be the case with many southern restaurants in this area, they are NOT open for dinner! They close at 3pm or 3:30pm, daily, so be advised. Having so said, it is worth arranging your schedule around a trip (or more!) to Ruth Ann's.
I can't even begin to talk about the collard greens (mysteriously tasty), grits (creamy and perfect), or chicken and dumplins' (don't even get me started...) without coming dangerously close to food-induced tears.
The decor is strictly utilitarian, 1950s-1960s "Leave It To Beaver" chic, and there ain't nothin' fancy goin' on around these here parts, but if you want to have a nice, big breakfast or lunch, one that you'll remember in years to come, and say, "Hey, remember that awesome restaurant we ate at when we were in Columbia?" then look no further than Ruth Ann's!
It's right on Veteran's Parkway, easy to find from any of the local hotels or from Fort Benning, there's parking on-site, and the crowds can get kind of big, so be prepared, but, for crying out loud--bring a good book or something, because you won't want to miss out on the great food that exists within these humble walls.
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