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“Almost Very Good, But Improving”
Review of Ruben's Fish House

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Ruben's Fish House
Ranked #60 of 106 Restaurants in Columbus
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Concord, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Almost Very Good, But Improving”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Some locals told us that this once great place had a dip
(maybe crash) in quality a few years back after a change
in management. I heard owners changed again. It has a
nice location right on part of the river so we gave it a try.
Some people were there but not overly crowded. Our
lady server was prompt, always smiled and hoped we had
"a blessed day" -- a nice touch from the Southern bible belt
we agreed. Not pushy at all though. The salad bar was
fresh with plenty of variety. Portions were not huge like
you might expect in some of these country places. I would
order the 3 piece catfish for just a little more money if you
are really hungry. The 2 piece portion satisfied us with the
salad bar, but the catfish was very good -- could have
downed another piece. Quality obviously has improved.
-- Rod B. --

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Not What it Used to Be”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We have eaten at Ruben's on several occasions over the past 5 or 6 years years and while none of the visits have been noteworthy, each visit was at least satisfactory. Not so our most recent visit. Host was not friendly or helpful when we asked for a table close to the windows. Server was pleasant but food was slow in coming as I believe we had to wait for potatoes to be baked. Taste of food was less than expected and I have had much better fried catfish at many other catfish houses. All in all, a disappointment and we will not plan to return again.

  • Visited September 2013
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