Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

4.6
184 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Flame creates the sizzle at our high-end American steakhouse. The finest cuts of beef and seafood are prepared to impress and delight in an atmosphere of rich wood, comfortable colors, fresh flower centerpieces and warm lighting. Traditional steaks or chops of beef, lamb or pork are prepared as cuts or on the bone. Try our impressive Ruthie's signature line of steaks such as the filet marmalade, Maryland ribeye or, our latest, the French onion filet. Seafood is at its best in the hands of Chef Zeph Leaton. His attention to detail and delicate touch complete the best sautéed or grilled fish and seafood dishes imaginable. Chilean sea bass, wild-caught salmon, Australian lobster tail, and Argentinian red shrimp help to complete a menu dedicated to extraordinary dining.

To complement your fine dining experience, enjoy libations you’d expect from a metropolitan hot-spot. Our wine selection is vast and designed to be the best in Eastern Iowa.

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crpman
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you again.

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jschmeling
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We dined at Ruthie’s as one of the only open restaurants on Thanksgiving near Iowa City. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and outstanding food as I have been living on the east coast and going to steakhouses in DC and New York, and the only downside was the ambiance is not on par with the food and service. The steaks were perfectly prepared and the sides were all very good. We had 8 people and our waitress was Bradie (spelling?). She was excellent and took good care of the party. She made recommendations when asked, and was timely on everything including checking on the table. One of our party was vegetarian, which I didn’t know, and she had excellent options with the sides and appetizers though an entree option would have been good too. Everyone was very full and so several split a dessert that they enjoyed. I’d return happily.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and dining with us on Thanksgiving. We're glad to hear that Brady provided exceptional service to your group and you all enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your feedback to our Chef and Food & Beverage Director. We appreciate the five-star review and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food was very good. Everyone’s steak and prime rib was cooked perfectly. Not over cooked. And great service

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Responded on November 23, 2021

Happy belated birthday! Thank you for celebrating at Ruthie's. We're glad to hear that you received exceptional service for your group and you all enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you back soon for your next special occasion.

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FrankRizzo
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our meal at Ruthie's as quite good. The service was pretty good, though it seemed that our server was over worked. One complaint, though trivial is important to mention. We told the server that we were going to split a caesar salad, as she said it was big enough for two. The split portions of the caesar were ridiculous - as in 5 small pieces of romaine and some cheese. But the real kicker was tacking on a $2 split fee. Really? On a $300 bill, you are going to add a fee to split a salad - when we didn't even ask for you to split it. I thought that was petty and unnecessary.
Overall, the steaks were great.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on November 23, 2021

Hello Frank, Thank you for the review. If there is ever any issue with your meal or bill, please be sure to let our Ruthie's manager know while you are here and we will work our best to remedy it. We will pass along the feedback regarding the split portions and bill. If there is anything else that we can do to make your next dining experience an even better one, please let us know. Thank you.

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CarmenT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and our server was exceptional.

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Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review, Carmen! We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Ruthie’s made our 50th anniversary a special one.
Very enjoyable!

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Responded on November 23, 2021

Happy Belated Anniversary, Dan! Thank you for celebrating at Ruthie's. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

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crpman
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

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Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you received exceptional service and enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you back soon.

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KenG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food like always. However, on this occasion the food quality with regards to the scallop special was a little disappointing. Given that the scallops was the house special for the night one would expect fresh tasty scallops for the price and overall the scallops were average. Otherwise, can't wait to eat there again.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, Ken. We are sorry that the scallops did not meet the high standard that we set for a featured dish and that information will be passed along to our restaurant chef. That being said, it is nice hearing that the rest of your visit was to your satisfaction. Thanks for your continued patronage and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

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Responded on October 15, 2021

Awesome thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience.

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JoyceR
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect as always! I had missed the crab bisque, my favorite! Perfect with a delicious steak. ❤❤❤ Staff is always friendly, call you by name,best place to eat in the area.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on October 3, 2021

So awesome to hear, Joyce! Great choices on the crab bisque and steak, by the way. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MatthewW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For Midwest Casino fine dining, it is above average. The seating is not crowded and the wait staff are excellent. It is separated from the casino so there is no cigarette smoke drifting into the eating area. It is a scratch kitchen and the food is high quality. It offers a quaint experience with a fine dining ambience.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you, Matthew. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your experience at Ruthie's. Our staff is dedicated to providing only the best when it comes to food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quiet place.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review! We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience at Ruthie's.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always skeptical about casino food, but this steakhouse was top notch.

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Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Ruthie's. Rest assured that all of our food and service is also of the highest quality throughout our restaurants.

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vipJosephM
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Ruthie's in Riverside Resort and Casino and we were thoroughly impressed. Charred Romaine Lettuce Salad Pork Chop Truffle Fries Filet and Baked Potato all spot on. generous pours of wine by the glass and fantastic service from our server katlyn are all why we'll be back Thank You Ruthie's

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you so much for these glowing remarks and recommendation, Joseph. Excellent dish choices, by the way! Our entire staff puts great care and pride into providing the very best in an all-around experience. We appreciate you dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all of their food and the service was wonderful

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Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Ruthie's. Our staff takes great pride in providing friendly, knowledgeable, and professional service.

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at Ruthie's. Definitely eat there again!

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Responded on September 15, 2021

Well then welcome to Ruthie's, Joan! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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vipTerryA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, happy to help you snd very good food

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you, Terry. We are proud to have a friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff that is here to assist with whatever is needed to make the very best of your dining experience.

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RogerW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from Kelly. The entrees were excellent. Ate at 8:00PM, out of some side dishes. A loud group in the middle of the main dining room. Even with those issues it was a great experience.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, Roger. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience despite the unexpected noisiness and reduced sides options. These are both areas that we will be sure to address so that future visits are to the fullest of standards that we set for ourselves.

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PaulD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Sunday evening dinner (7:00 reservation) - restaurant was quiet, but waitress was attentive and very helpful. Steaks were done to perfection and side orders were delicious. The crab bisque was outstanding. Would recommend !

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and recommendation, Paul. Great choices on going with the steaks and crab bisque, by the way. Those are two of our most popular dishes. We appreciate you dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Prime rib was very tough, not served with au jus and after we asked for it when meal was served, we were more than half done before they brought it out. Server brought new things to the table but didn't clear empty glasses, appetizer plates, etc.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

We are disappointed to hear this and we apologize that your meal was not to the high standard that we set for ourselves. Your feedback is appreciated as we will immediately address these areas with our kitchen and waiting staff.

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BrianA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and awesome service! A must when we are in the area.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

This is so awesome to hear, Brian! We strive for only the best so it is wonderful hearing that we met that mark. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely surprise in my new favorite resort casino in iowa

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Awesome thanks so much, James! We love to hear this kind of feedback. Please come back to see us anytime.

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BrianB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Under staffed at first but other servers showed up eventually. Large group seated after we ordered so was a bit louder than normal. Ended up being a great evening. Food was amazing!

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Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you, Brian. We have a wonderful team that is committed to providing the very best for each guest. Your patience and understanding during these times is greatly appreciated.

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ColleenD
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Lobster, steaks, salmon, and shrimp all perfectly prepared!

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Responded on August 1, 2021

Lobster, steaks, salmon, and shrimp? Sounds like an awesome dinner, Colleen! Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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RobertG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. I would suggest that the head chef bring together the wait staff prior to opening and review each offering on the menu. Especially the entrees. I'm sure most patrons have questions, especially for non steak offerings.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, Robert. We will certainly share this with our staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the food was excellent!

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Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you so much! We strive to provide only the best for guests.

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TomT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some might think Ruthie's is expensive but the experience was worth the cost. Even without the casino I would chose to dine at Ruthie's.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hello, Tom. We appreciate those kind words and recommendation. Everyone deserves an evening to enjoy themselves and experience the very best in fine dining. Thank you for stopping in to visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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TammyM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got there, they had it all together. Great service, Great food, and Great atmosphere!! Everything we ordered had Excellent favor. Had a Wonderful Anniversary dinner. Thank you, The Miller's

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on July 15, 2021

It was our pleasure, Tammy! We love to help celebrate big events so we appreciate you sharing your special anniversary day with us. Here's to a year of good health and happiness!

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Pearl
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the sevice was excellent! I would recommend the bisque; better than any I've ever had.

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Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you so much, Pearl! You made a great choice with the crab bisque as it is one of our most popular starters. We appreciate you stopping in and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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roamingflos
East Texas
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant is trying to be fancy instead of simply being good. It's all booths with no tables. The steaks were no better than we have at home. There wasn't a single unadulterated vegetable on the menu. They have the only salt shaker that you can't get salt out of. Not worth the price.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our menu items, our staff will be happy to assist you.

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ElizabethM
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Great food and service.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you, Elizabeth! Celebrating special occasions is one of our favorite events so we appreciate you sharing yours with us. Here's to another year!

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ColleenD
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Best steaks and lobster in the region.

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Responded on June 23, 2021

That's very high praise, Colleen! Thank you! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your latest trip to Ruthie's.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The poached egg on the crab cake was over cooked and the cauliflower was in desperate need of seasoning. Everything else was great. Steak was cooked perfect.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on June 15, 2021

We are thrilled to hear about your satisfaction with the steak and your overall experience. The poached egg and cauliflower conditions are disappointing and we will be sure to address that with our kitchen staff. If there are ever any future concerns with your dishes, please be sure to let our wait staff or manager know and they will be sure to promptly correct or resolve any issues. Thank you.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined there several times. The food is amazing, the wait staff, wonderful! Have not had an opportunity to meet the chef yet, but he is a 5 star Michelin chef in my book!!
Would HIGHLY recommend dining here to everyone!!

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on May 31, 2021

This is the kind of stuff that we love hearing, Patricia! Our staff takes the greatest pride in providing exceptional service and meal quality for our guests. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to the kitchen staff. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ClayH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Ruthies for our 25th Anniversary. It was my first time ever eating there. The experience was very memorable. The waiting staff was perfectly attentive and timely in everything she did. The steak I had was the best steak I've ever had at a restaurant. The appetizers " fried oysters and Pheasant Civet " were delicious as well. I will definitely go back again.

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Responded on May 28, 2021

This is all so wonderful to hear, Clay! Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. Helping celebrate special occasions is one of our favorite things to do, so we appreciate you sharing such a momentous event with us. You also made great dish choices, as the oysters and pheasant civet are both popular starters.

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Minn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Unfortunately not one of our party of 8 enjoyed the food. The fish tasted frozen, steaks were tough and the lamb was to far done to eat.

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Responded on June 15, 2021

Oh no this is disappointing to hear. We apologize about the condition of your dishes and we will be sure to pass along your concerns to our kitchen staff.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service. Best steak I’ve had in a long time.

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Responded on May 24, 2021

Sweet this is what we like to hear, Michelle! Great food and great time are what strive for at Ruthie's. We appreciate you dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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CarmenT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and service was fabulous. My husband really liked the margaritas and great wine selection for me. You must try the Delmonico ribeye steak, so delicious. Our server was Brady and she did an excellent job. Highly recommend dining at Ruthie's Steak & Seafood.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and recommendation, Carmen! It is so wonderful to hear that you had such a positive all-around experience. The Delmonico ribeye is a specialty, so great choice there. We are also pleased to hear that your service was top-notch. Brady is an awesome member of our Ruthie's team and we are very fortunate to have her. Please feel free to join us again for another great evening.

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JerryL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This place has really gone downhill. We usually only go there for special occasions since it is so expensive but also so good. It used to be a one of a kind experience because the food, staff and ambiance were so special. We went there for our wedding anniversary and felt rushed even though there were plenty of tables open. Our server must have been used to people getting in and out quickly. We wanted to take our time. The kitchen was out of the items we wanted to order so we had to pay extra for something else similar. My wife's steak tasted excellent but was very fatty even after asking for a leaner cut. My seabass was very small for the price and tasted awful fishy. We also shared a shrimp cocktail and had soup with our meal along with some mixed drinks. The bartender did an excellent job. However, one of our shrimp still had the "blood" line in it and our server seemed confused about why we wanted a different one. He also didn't seem to have a good knowledge of the menu since he had to keep checking with the kitchen when we had questions. Another server also refilled our water and took away our plates for us. Overall, the experience was just fair even after about $180 with tip for the two of us. We will probably go somewhere else for our next special occasion.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hello, Jerry. I'm very sorry to hear this. It's our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience and top notch food. I let our Chef know about the concerns with those dishes so that we can get this corrected. Additionally, I will continue training our servers to be knowledgeable about the menu and provide excellent service. Please accept our sincere apology for this unfortunate incident and I thank you for letting us know. Sincerely, Ali Salow, Manager

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JoyceR
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff is always so welcoming. Food is excellent, service exceptional, a great place for a nice evening out with wonderful food.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much, Joyce! We strive to provide only the very best for our guests.

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Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com/gifts.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.