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“Best restaurant in Highlands!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruka's Table

Ruka's Table
163 Wright Square, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-3636
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Ranked #12 of 45 Restaurants in Highlands
Price range: $15 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Street
Transit: Public Transportation is not available in Highlands. Private transportation is available through a "For Hire" service in the Highlands/Cashiers area. You may contact them by calling 828-526-8645 or emailing chasdash@rocketmail.com
Description: Ruka's Table embodies the spirit of Highlands with a casual but elegant atmosphere, excellent food and service, and a commitment to quality that we believe is unequaled. We buy as much local produce as possible to sustain our farming communities. Ruka's menu is an array of specials, salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are 100% house made from the finest quality ingredients that we can purchase. Our steaks are local, dry aged, hormone free meats of the highest grade. Our menu has a variety of seafood and poultry dishes and includes daily specials and our take on southern specialties. Ruka's features a beautiful, copper topped, full service bar that offers full menu dining and a huge assortment of craft beer, specialty cocktails, and a fantastic wine list. The bar is flanked by a large stone fireplace, and is situated under a 30 foot, beamed, cathedral ceiling.
Nashville
1 review
“Best restaurant in Highlands!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ok Highlands pay attention - you have an incredible jewel in your crown here, the food is extraordinary, made with care and finesse and attention to ingredients. Peach and tomato salad was an outrageous and wonderful combination that I couldn't have imagined , corn soup tasted like corn just plucked from the garden, grouper in tomato broth delicate and terrific and lots more ! Run , don't walk !

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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
“Elegant yet approachable farm to table cuisine stands above the rest in a Foodie mountain village.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Ruka's Table is wonderful! The ever-changing menu filled with fresh local ingredients, paired with a friendly executive chef who is present every night, and the beautiful rustic atmosphere have made this restaurant our favorite among the several fine dining experiences in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Love Ruka's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I love to go to Ruka's for a good meal. Food is always fresh, local produce and farms are listed on a big board in the dining area...Good wine selection, great chef, good wait staff...A good choice !

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newnan, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Try it, you'll like it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stopped here for lunch and it was a pleasant surprise. Nice atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, and the food was outstanding. The salads were well prepared and unique and not the usual run of the mill lettuce and balsamic. The lunch menu was excellent and the choices were varied and delicious. I can't recommend it highly enough!

Visited July 2014
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Burlington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious and Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Began my meal with the roasted bone marrow. The presentation was beautiful and the taste was perfect. Four days later I'm still craving this appetizer. If you enjoy bone marrow, I highly recommend having it at Ruka's. The chef really knows how to prepare it. Wanted the scallops for my entree, rather than as an appetizer and the restaurant was very accommodating. The scallops were delicious. Ruka's will be on my list of restaurants when I return to Highlands.
BTW, the service was excellent. All in all, a great and a memorable meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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