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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Waimea, Hawaii
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

Full disclosure: I was given a gift card for this restaurant almost a year ago and it languished in my wallet all that time. We are not steakhouse fans and generally prefer smaller ethnic type places for our occasional dinners out. However, we'd heard good things about this place and decided to escape a heat wave and use our gift... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at various Ruth's Chris restaurants around the country. Usually they are pretty good. But somehow this one has left the pack and fallen down. We had the surf and turf (lobster tail and fillet). The lobster was good--probably the best part of the meal. But the meat was just not good at all. It was prepared correctly... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

Love Ruth Chris, food good Waiter just order wrong steak, for me New York instead of Rib Eye, told him he said New York is very good, It wasn't bad but i still enjoy Rib Eye

Thank gary g
scottsdale, az
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped by the front desk to inquire about happy hr and dinner, having had a GREAT time at the one in Waiikiki, and the girl at the front was surley and a bit condescending and when I asked about happy hr times and prices she handed me a list and walked away and right then I decided it didn't matter.... More 

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited for birthday and anniversary dinner. Best meal in our whole vacation. Service was outstanding and food was perfectly cooked. We even got some flamed strawberries as a treat, and oh my Gosh...those were amazing as well.

Thank KaremRG
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I had the petit filet and my husband had the ribeye. They were both cooked to perfection and very tasty. Not sure if they were cooked in butter or just served with butter but it was good, and they were herb crusted. As a side we had potatoes au gratin; unfortunately they were undercooked and in some parts almost raw.... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday dinner. We were able to sit on the lanai and watch the Hula and Fire Dance show below (Thursday nights). Had a perfect view! The filet mignon topped with crusted blue cheese is divine! Hate to say it but I get the same thing every time! Be aware- all items are sold... More 

Thank HawaiiLynn
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We've dines here many times and are always satisfied. There's a wide variety of menu items to satisfy all appetites. The prime time menu offered between 5 and 6 pm is fantastic! Three courses for $47 or $57 ( if you get the ribeye, which you should). Cocktail menu is great and the wine list is extensive. Wines avail from... More 

Thank Melissa S
Hilo, Hawaii
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Three of us went for early dinner and took advantage of their Early Bird Dinner Special (between 5-6 pm). You get a choice of (1) main entree, soup or salad, (1) sides, & dessert for either $47.95 or $57.95--a complete meal. We were promptly seated and served. Noticed that even other guests were seated & promptly served too. We finished... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

What A great steak house, the Steaks are out of this world, but if not used to USA menu's you have to order all sides seperatly, as the steak comes on its own. Very expensive but worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $80
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
    (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: 18088870800
In 1965, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original. That's how the uniquely name Ruth's Chris Steak House was born. Ruth established this unique restaurant with no restaurant experience, but she vowed to treat every customer like a guest in her own home. And she clearly knew what steak lovers wanted - the very best beef. Today, as always, Ruth's Chris serves only the finest corn-fed Midwestern beef available, broiled in 1800-degree ovens designed by Ruth herself. The steaks are served sizzling on 500-degree plates so every bite is hot and delicious. And while steak is king, the menu also includes expertly executed seafood, lamb, pork, and poultry dishes, as well as classic appetizers, fresh salads, side dishes, and homemade desserts. The award-winning wine list features more than 250 world-class international and domestic labels. Whatever the occasion, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect spot to gather. Unparalleled cuisine, sumptuous surroundings and service that's accomplished yet never fussy - these are the elements of memorable special events.

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