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“Poor, slow service.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits

Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits
4466 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9082 (Formerly Ruthie D's)
+1 573-964-6448
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Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Lake View Dining and Hand crafted Food prepared by trained Chefs. Overlooking 12mm of Lake of the Ozarks. Screened in Patio, weather permitting. All food made in house! Sauces, stocks, soups, desserts etc... Come taste for yourself! Come Savor Ruthie's on the Bend in Lake Ozark!2014 Silver Cup Chefs Challenge WINNER! Best Chef at the Lake!
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“Poor, slow service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Just ate there for the first and last time tonight. 1 1/2hrs spent there for a hamburger and a dried out chicken samdwich. The wait staff was running around like they were super busy but it was Saturday night and they were probably only 25% full. Our waitress was running around too for some reason but only had 2 tables. Couldn't even flag her down to pay the bill. Eventually we just dug up the cash so we didn't have to wait anymore. Poot service, so-so food...don't waste your time or money here. Much better eating to be had at the lake elsewhere.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ruthiesmgmt, Manager at Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
We apologizie for your experience with us. This is not a normal exerience at Ruthie D's nor was it a normal Saturday Night in January as the restaurant did well over 200 people. Your waitress did have other tables outside of your section, However she should have been more prompt regardless. Our Ruthies Burger is our most popular sandwich and we have many regulars who come back for it. Thank you for your review as this will help us fix this issue. We hope you can give Ruthie D's another try and you won't be disappointed!
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Kansas
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere was so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It was dark and it felt like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin would come around the corner. They called it fine dining, but I questioned that when the waitress placed a basket of pre-packaged crackers and breadsticks. That was tacky, but the food was very good

Visited December 2012
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Independence, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food with beautiful view of the Lake.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Their Chicken Marsala was the best I have ever had. My wife enjoyed a larger than average chicken salad. My after-dinner drink of V-S-O-P Cognac was of a generous size and excellent!!! Although we ate inside, we were still able to enjoy the scenery as we watched the sun go down.

Visited October 2012
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Lake Ozark, MO
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Keep trying it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I think its the rich sauces I don't care for. A lot of friends love this place but my late husband and I have had several meals here in the past three years and neither of us have liked what we've had. Too bad as it is so close to our home. Service is great and views and interior fantastic and I will probably go back and maybe just stick with appetizers, which are good.

Visited September 2012
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ruthiesmgmt, Manager at Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
We appreciate the feedback and glad you like our appetizers. Yes we do have some rich sauces, however we'd be more than happy to accomodate you by putting the sauce on the side or making you a new dish. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to seeing you again!
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Carthage, Missouri
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21 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Upscale yet casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We had a relaxed dinner with friends at a large round table. The views are fabulous and everyone's food was great. I thought the life size "dolls" in the entry were a little creepy and very random decor.

Visited September 2012
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