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Ruth's Chris Steak House

301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-1815
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare for sticker shock. The Bananas Foster done at the table was scrumptious! The steaks not so much. They were very greasy and rich. Salads and sides were good. A very pricey meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hellokittie67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for Thanksgiving evening several weeks ago. Showed up to check in and was told wait time would be 1 to 2 hours due to people taking longer to eat and a staff shortage. Why even bother making reservations? It seemed they overbooked,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 257ronniew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a word, Disappointed. Not with the food or with the service. As always both were very good,. The staff, for the most part, is as good as it gets. They are very polite, friendly, quick without being pushy. The food was delicious, never a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank petersD1632KA
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The food was very good. My co-worker enjoyed sweet potato asserole and said it was wonderful. My salad with pecans, cranberries, and balsamic vinaigrette was very good. Customer service was great and atmosphere relaxing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SouthCaro
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We ate here for our anniversary. Just like back at home, the ambiance is great and the food is spectacular as always.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Markieth S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Visited RCSH on a weekday nite with a friend. Lots of attention from the first minute. Perfectly timed service, started with red wine, then the filet mignon followed by dessert. Couldn't have asked for more. Steaks were perfect, rare and medium rare, sides were great,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank _thenry
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I love coming here - romantic evening.. or even the whole family with children and grandparents. They accommodate a pair just as easily as they do a messy conglomeration of 16. The food is always delicious. Don't know if they'll always have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeff D
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Typical of Ruth’s Chris, great service, great food, nice view of the river. I have been to 3 of their restaurants and have never had a bad experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bigmalaka
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints. The filet and ribeye were cooked perfectly. The chop salad is great. Ahi tuna and shrimp cocktail appetizers were wonderful. Service is always top notch.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DebbieD256
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Ate in the bar. A bit more casual but same menu as the restaurant. Delicious steak and great service.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ilogjr
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June 5, 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
April 4, 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)
December 1, 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
    (Grace St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-1815
  • E-mail
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving aged USDA Prime steaks, broiled in a trademark 1800-degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees to ensure the steak stays "sizzling" hot. To experience fine dining at its best … Just follow the sizzle to the nearest Ruth's Chris Steak House.
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