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“Very expensive considering I'm doing the cooking”
Review of Rube's Steakhouse

Rube's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Montour
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 9, 2010

The cuts of meat are very good, but they run out of choices very quickly. The salad bar was not kept filled the last time we were there. But they were doing Christmas parties that'd been postponed due to weather. This was my 4th visit and it's just not worth the cost. If I'm paying that kind of money in the middle of no where I don't want to grill my own dinner.

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LovesIowa, Owner at Rube's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2010


I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with your last visit to Rube's! We take pride in serving premium steaks, providing excellent service and offering a unique dining experience. We are truly a destination restaurant, since, as you wrote, we are "in the middle of nowhere." That is part of the fun of visiting Rube's! Guests visit from all around the world to experience Rube's and are pleased to find something different than a traditional "sit down and wait for your food to come" restaurant. Many good times, marriage proposals, business connections, new friends, etc. have been made around the flickering flames of our grills. We understand this isn't for everyone! With our large-portioned, premuim steaks, Texas toast, skillet potatoes, baked potatoes, salad bar and baked beans included in the price of a meal, a dinner at Rube's is an incredible value - you can't find that quality or quantity of food or that type of experience anywhere else! Since our meat company is across the street from our restaurant, we very rarely run out of cuts of meat. However, on an exceptionally busy night a particular cut or two may run out - this will happen at any restaurant in the world. I apologize if the cut of your choice wasn't available on the night of your visit!

Since you don't like to participate in the "cook your own" experience, we'd like to invite you to our Burger Night on Mondays. We grill Rube's steakburgers and serve them with our homemade potato chips or your choice of potato. You even get to top your burger with your favorite toppings, but you do NONE of the cooking! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you in again sometime soon!

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Reviewed January 16, 2008

The one in Booneville, West of West Des Moines is the best grill your own meat steakhouse!

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