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Ruth's Place

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18027 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-3482
(540) 489-7884
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bassett, Virginia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make a trip up to Roanoke a couple time a month and noticed a large gathering of cars in front of Ruth's Place. We decided to give the restaurant a try, considering the crowd that frequents there. We order the chicken salad and salmon salad special. Delicious! Ruth's runs different specials everyday and the menu is extensive. We would definitely... More 

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Thank SafetyWoodDude
Martinsville, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great lunches, if you are looking for meat and veg. Menu has variety of other foods also. Service is good also.

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Thank marthacompton
Rocky Mount, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have only gone here for breakfasts and they have been great! Service is always friendly and efficient. Haven't tried dinner, usually when I think about going out for dinner (which we don't do that often) I think about something a little more upscale. Having said that the dinner menu always looks good. The prices are very reasonable, I think... More 

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Thank Philamena C
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a family restaurant with family food, this is your place! Always enjoy and their hamburger is great!

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Thank Mark A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great dinner spot for the locals. The restaurant is always packed on Friday evenings. Good food and great staff. We are always very pleased when we eat here. Food variety is good - salads, burgers, seafood and steak. They also serve breakfast!

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a simple downhome country cooking place to eat. Very casual, quiet and clean and is handicap accessible.Food is always hot and fresh.We've tried the daily specials which are very good and at a good price with lots of choices for side dishes.Other menu choices are also plentiful.A really good meal is always had here!

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Thank Shirley J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

In town to see our son at college and found Ruth's Place for breakfast. Food was excellent! Server was friendly and personable; she made sure we had everything we needed. Look forward to another visit here in the future.

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Thank Dawn L
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are looking for home cooking, you have found it! Probably the best meal I have had in a long time!

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Thank Marie H
Roanoke, United States
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great family diner! Down home, no frills, country cooking; much more tasty than any of the nearby chain restaurants. Great prices for great big portions of home made yum!!! It's no "fine dining experience", but it's a place we'll be going back to!! (We ordered: 10oz ribeye with two sides & a seafood platter that came with seared scallops and... More 

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Thank Lauren C
Roanoke, Virginia
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This clearly is a place where the locals eat. We've driven past it many times, but stopped in recently for the first time. They are always quite busy. First things to notice: exceptionally clean, decorated seasonally and personally, very friendly staff. Next: Goofy, but memorable, specials board is placed right next to your table. Then: Nice selection of the foods... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18027 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-3482
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: (540) 489-7884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?