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Ruth's Chris Steak House

301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3934
+1 910-343-1818
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (86 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3934
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have long awaited a trip to the Ruth Chris. The main reason it has been on the waiting list is that I prefer local restaurants opposed to chains while on a trip. Luckily Our family decided that maybe a trip inside a hotel for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on Ruth's Chris for our anniversary dinner. First time there even tho we've been living here buku years. Our sever was top-notch on advising items on the menu. Also small-talk was welcome. Pam ordered the filet and I went with the rib-eye. The problem...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the bar twice over the weekend we were in Wilmington. Excellent burgers, salads and other options from the bar menu at a great price. Excellent drinks and service. Very comfortable atmosphere. Located on the river in the Hilton.

Thank Sandy165111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best prime ribs ever! They did exactly as I asked re lack of sasoning, sauce etc, and it was perfect. No hint of any salt, pepper oil, to detract from the great taste. Very tender too. Service was great. I inadvertently left...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliantly cooked, very caring service and nice atmosphere. Not cheap but value for the money. I can recommend a visit.

Thank niklaus_ammann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times with some of my employees and it's never been bad...just not great. I had a ribeye recently that I really didn't find anymore tender or flavored than a choice price of meat from a local grocery store. Of course...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We like to eat dinner at the bar. The bartender is personable and extremely competent. The signature cocktails are lovely and delicious. Everything we had was absolutely perfect. We shared a salad, shared a ribeye steak, and shared a creme brûlée. I wish we had...More

Thank galavafopa
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Pricy, but each and every bite of that steak is worth it. Veg & salad, a la cart, but large enough portions to share with the table.

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Hunter G. was the quintessential waiter, attentive & helpful without being obsequious. The steak was delicious, the Brussel Sprouts were a pleasant surprise, and the creamed spinach would win over a picky three-year-old.

Thank William P
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Recently took a party of 13 in for dinner. We were virtually the only customers. We had drinks in the bar and moved to the dining room at 6:30. Two waiters served us. We did not finish our last course until 9:30. The service stunk....More

Thank welchboy
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5 June 2017|
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Response from Noreen S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I do not know the answer to that question. Why don't you call Ruth's Chris directly and ask? Here is their phone number: at 910.343.1818. Have fun!
Joann M
4 April 2017|
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Response from Kit C | Reviewed this property |
They don't always run a pre-fixe option, but it is more common than not. The website currently lists a 3 course $35 pp special (soup or salad - entree - dessert)
Ginger G
2 December 2016|
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Response from Traveler-vr | Reviewed this property |
It's relatively casual - less dressy than other Ruth's Chris establishments I've been to. You'd be out of place in shorts and a t-shirt, but no jacket/tie is required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3934
    (Grace St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-1818
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