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Ralph’s American Grill, Wilmington, OH

Ralph’s American Grill

4.2
4.2
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A tribute to the trucking industry, Ralph’s American Grill serves up Americana-inspired meals across separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Introduce your appetite to mouthwatering, chef-crafted items, including custom-blended burgers, artisan sandwiches and steaks. From fresh seafood dishes to our appetizing soups, salads and pastas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Local craft beers and a broad collection of bourbons make up just some of the extensive beverage menu. Patrons will also appreciate our selection of original, hand-crafted, classic cocktails.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 283-3200
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dayton

    Good for business meals

  • Dayton

    Good for groups

  • Dayton

    Neighborhood gem

92 Reviews
  1. MindyO

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service busy weekend but food was hot and great.

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  2. sharzy

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. The service was the selling point for me. The servers we excellent even when it was very busy.

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  3. TimP

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you have not tried Ralph's yet, you need to! The service was wonderful and the food was very good! Their Lugnuts were AMAZING and I really enjoyed their beer cheese bacon cheeseburger.

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  4. PamelaS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lug nuts appetizer was good but served to us lukewarm. Restaurant was clean and well appointed. Our lunch was just okay. Nothing that would make me want to go back.

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  5. JohnH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress/bartender Kelly was friendly, professional and took great care of us despite them being somewhat shorthanded. She was very attentive to our needs and never let our drink glasses go low. The food was great and this was our first visit. We were next door at a gymnastics competition before eating and we only live 25 minutes away. We will definitely be back.

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  6. Kinders

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    They took the prime rib buffet away so we decided to not eat there plus it was very loud, they had a gymnastic meet and it was too loud for us to enjoy a meal. We went to Longhorn steakhouse instead.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, and our server was friendly, but I was disappointed that nobody ever responded to the messages I sent through the app. I kept asking if there would be room to fit a few more people into our party, because we had a few more people who wanted to come, but nobody ever responded. When we got there, there was hardly anyone else dining there, meaning our extra guests should have been able to come :(

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  8. GLGL

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A group of friends and I were at the Roberts Center, looked up local dinning options and found Ralph's was just down the hall. A great experience on our first visit. Food was very good and service was helpful.

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  9. NicolR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful. Food was excellent. Will definitely be going back!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slow tonight but doubtful it was the waitstaff’s fault, probably the kitchen was backed up. Food was excellent as always.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They've done a fantastic job with the old space. Food was delicious.

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  12. ByramM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff were friendly and courteous, but the bar staff couldn't keep up. We waited a half hour for our first round of drinks. The table behind us was still waiting when we left.

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  13. BobbieH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Waitress was fabulous. Overall service was horrible. Waited for an hour for a drink.

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  14. davew

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for brunch buffet. It was a breakfast buffet only. Server had to be waved down and he was a smart pants. Wife asked for coffee refill and he said you still have some in there. Will not return to this restaurant
    Ralph’s American GrillResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me today. We greatly appreciate your business and your feedback. We apologize for your experience and will coach our Team to make the necessary changes so we can provide a better experience in the future. We look forward to a future opportunity to show you that your unsatisfactory meal at Ralph's was an exception. Again, thank you for sharing your comments, and if I can be of assistance to you, please contact me directly. Kyle Goebel

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  15. Grandpa

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere and all the history of R and L. Our server Sam was so personable and friendly. Food was great!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Breakfast around for the Price shouldn’t have eaten that much- but that’s not your fault, lol!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love meeting my brother a couple times a year at your restaurant (it's between where he lives (Hillsboro) and us (Centerville). And we love your salad bar with so many things, and all delicious. Thanks!

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  18. chrisW

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Great buffet, good service. Can't wait to go back.

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  19. tammyf

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great , the food was very delicious and hot. Great friendly server and atmosphere. Will return.

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  20. ToniF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Thanksgiving Buffet was amazing. The employees were very friendly and so helpful

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  21. JoyceG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and food choices were very good. Much better than last year's Thanksgiving buffet. I appreciated the salad bar and the many dessert choices. My only complaint was the coffee we were served. It was bitter and tasted like it had been sitting on the burner for hours. Not good at all. Especially for the price. But the food and service were outstanding.

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  22. slooowwww

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was very nice and provided excellent service. Roast beef was tough and chewy. The side dishes were moderately acceptable.

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  23. Jello

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There were limited selections for the prime rib buffet and the salad bar did not have anything marked as far as dressing name, horseradish, or cocktail sauce so it slowed the line down. The food in the server's was barely warm. The draft beer charge was extremely high as at our local bar one can get three glasses of beer for what they charge for one at Ralph's.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful breakfast buffet! Would recommend to anyone who loves quality and willing to pay for it.

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  25. PaulaA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ribeye steak was not tender-super tough steaks. Ordered medium rare got well done. Even when recooked the steak was too tough to enjoy. Possibly need to get thiner ribeye steaks in order to cook properly as it should be marbled and tender. They had no marbled fat and were like a thick sirloin.

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  26. MaryV

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First, we asked for diet coke and were given coke zero which we didn't like. Then we sat for over an hour waiting on food... they were busy so we weren't expecting fast service but were very disappointed when the waitress said the kitchen couldn't find the order. We ended up leaving without getting our food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Prime Rib Buffet- Food was cold. Small selection of sides.

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  28. TerriP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were excited to visit this establishment, drove an hour to get there. Our appetizer was very good we had the lugnuts and they were awesome. I ordered the R&L burger and it was great! My husband ordered the sirloin steak medium rare and it came out well done, had to send it back. The French fries for both of us were lukewarm. They would have been good if hot. Over all it was okay. We will try it again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had breakfast buffet. Food was Luke warm. Taste decent hardly no one in restaurant $15.00 a person not worth it.

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  30. Fred

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great tonight! Our waitress was terrific!

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  31. TracyK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always will be back soon. Even the picky grandkids love eating there!

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  32. CindyD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the prime rib buffet on Saturday night. We were seated right away but waited about 20 minutes for someone to wait on us. Apparently the management had a staff meeting during dinner time. Now to the food. The prime rib was very good. The salad bar had a lot of selections as well as sides. I wasn’t crazy about the taste of most of them such as egg salad or coleslaw, but the fruit salad was great. Regarding the sides, the tater tot casserole was way too salty. The broccoli had a weird taste. There were grits which I don’t eat. They had strawberry pie along with blueberries and small eclairs for dessert. Nothing earth shattering. I would go back for the prime rib and hopefully better sides.

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  33. LarryJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting. It was very nice. We all had the buffet which was really good little pricey but everything was fresh and hot. Loved the tribute to the trucking industry and the history of R L transfer. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend.

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  34. RonB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the meatloaf food bar and the meatloaf did not live up to your expectation. I told one of the ladies that it tasted like it had too much sausage and spice in it. I also challenged her to just go taste it and let me know her thoughts. She never came back 🥲

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone and everything was perfect. My son in law had a small issue with his food from buffet, but made the staff aware. They went above and beyond to make things right. Definitely will return.

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  36. LittleE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our anniversary dinner and everything was perfect!

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  37. ScottM

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great and Chastity is an amazing server!!

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  38. MicheleM

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    2nd time to visit this eclectic restaurant and have not been disappointed. Came in thinking I would grab a burger and some "lugnuts" (loaded tater tots) and ended up with the "all you can eat" glorified salad bar. Not really a Cincinnati Chili fan, but this chile was really good! Lots of beef. All the various salads offered were great; I especially enjoyed the brocolli salad. And the offered some dessert bites to boot! We will be back!

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  39. Charles

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Worst meal service, ever!!! The food was average, but out of 7 people, all were disappointed by something. 2 of 7 entrees didn’t get to the table…had to be reordered. The 5 salads were totally missed and came after the entrees. Didn’t have several items on the menu or beer list. Complete disaster!

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  40. AmyR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are there for breakfast and dinner during our stay. Breakfast was good, however it took awhile to get it and they weren't busy at the time. Dinner was good, service fast and the restaurant was quite busy. Overall, was a good choice. Very good food, clean and nice atmosphere.

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FAQs

Ralph’s American Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 283-3200.

Ralph’s American Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ralph’s American Grill

123 Gano Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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