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“Why bother?”
Review of Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday
Ranked #148 of 281 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Cuisines: American
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Why bother?”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Do you know that moment when you are really thirsty, the server brings you a glass of cold refreshing water (nevermind that I asked for NO ICE), wrap your arms around the glass, only to discover dirty sticky handprints on it? Yea, it's like that.
The second glass was cleaner, though still rough to the touch. I didn't dare ask for a third -if tours how they clean them, what's the point? And who knows what they would mix-in for continuing trip complain?
The food.. Shrimp fondue was just ok. We asked for pico de fallo on the side, and a soon a they being that, I'll let you know how that is. My chicken Bella was cooked really well, but the cheese sauce was bland. Oh.. They were out of green beans, asparagus, and zucchini, due to the frost apparently - someone tell them to go to any grocery store and let them know, because they have veggies there! A friend ordered tacos with spicy sauce on the side - and was surprised to find the spicy sauce on the inside to. Another friends got burger sliders - and the pieces of cheese on then were so tiny, it was kinda funny - unless of course you happen to like cheese on your burgers. After w let or server know, the manager came out, commiserated with our situation and gave us 2 free desserts (for a table of 5). I have to say, those peanut butter chocolate things were yummy.
Verdict: eat somewhere else, and stop by to get the peanut butter dessert to go - because you will get thirsty, and you wouldn't want to touch that water glass. My filthy one, btw, stayed on the table the whole meal, aa reminder that I never want to return.

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English first
Manassas, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Ruby Tuesday, a Plebian Experience”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife and I stopped for dinner at this RubyTuesday last week and were definitely underwhelmed. We ordered Crab Bites with Spicy Dipping sauce as an appetizer. These out of the freezer,over fried bits were just OK--nothing special at all. Mywife had the Parmesan Chicken Pasta and I had the Blackened Tilapia with Mango Salsa and Rice Pilaf. The Parmesan Chicken Pasta was a breaded chicken breast over al dente penne tossed in Parmesan cream sauce, then finished with marinara and Swiss. The Blackened Tilapia with Mango Salsa was Creole-seasoned tilapia topped with handmade mango salsa with green peppers, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and ripe mango. My wife said the chicken was practically tasteless and while the Blackened Tilapia itself was fine, the Mango Salsa was blah--no sparkle and the Rice Pilaf was the same. But the biggest shock was the Margarita. We each had an Ultimate Patron Silver Margarita with a splash of Triple Sec--$11.00 each. Tasty but not $11 worth. Will we return to this RubyTuesday? I would say not--I can get a plebian meal for much less.

  • Visited November 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Ruby Tuesday is always delightful. The food is always cooked perfectly, and the salad bar is second to none. Their dinner specials are great for those who like to eat well, but not spend a large amount of money dining out. Desserts are delicious, but that is if you can save room for them.

Visited July 2012
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“Actually the food was terrible, never going back there again.”
Reviewed October 5, 2008

Actually the food was terrible, never going back there again.

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