Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin

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Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table. Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other entrees. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 400 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience. Ruth's Chris never fails to please! Join us daily for happy hour 5-7PM.
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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always dine at Ruth’s Chris whenever we are vacationing in Destin. Food, service and atmosphere are consistently outstanding. Tried the venison chop special our last evening in Destin. Probably the best venison I have ever eaten.

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ML
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation and had dinner with my wife here in Destin. Drove in from Pensacola but it was worth the drive. We have dined at Ruth Chris in Ohio. Everything was excellent, our server was very good, food was great, no complaints. Due to the prices, we save dining here for special occasions. That makes everything even more special!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always

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b
Fayetteville
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RC is always excellent. This location very special. Never go wrong to experience this level of professionalism and excellence.

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Our waiter, Shane, was amazing as well as his support staff.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerry was an excellent waiter! We had a great time and the food was outstanding. Will definitely dine here again!

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great the service was some of the best ever. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We come every year ( 10year) and this was probably the least favorite experience. Our table was not ready upon arrival with a reservation made. You could tell our waiter was not pleased with waiting on a group of women as he said upon his introduction “ another girls trip” We felt rushed, the waiter argued with one of the guests regarding her steak . ( she ordered medium rare - the outside of the steak was well done and he told her to cut the steak in the middle - was she not supposed to eat the whole steak? ) The wait staff was clearing off the table before we were even finished eating. Not the greatest experience as usual. Disappointed - one of our guests got sick and had to leave, she said her steak was dry.

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MM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Steaks were not cooked the order. Our steaks were switched. I did enjoy our server

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was awesome! Thanks to our waiter, John.

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JB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Alex was our server, very kind and personable. Would love to have him serve us again. When we left the restaurant one friend had left her phone at the table, they called and let me know a phone had been left behind before we drove all the way back home which we appreciated greatly. Food was delicious, not a single complaint to be had!

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ZL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Lobster Mac & Cheese touched my soul!! Plus Ms. Jimma was great!

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MC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was awesome and Isabel , our server was great!

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RP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Ribeye was tough with no flavor. Something you would expect to get at a Longhorn, or Outback.

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DD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife’s birthday and they comped us desert. A nice touch. Wait staff very friendly.

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TR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived for our reservation a little early and were stiffly told to have a seat and the greeter would have us seated when she got off of the telephone. Ten minutes later, we were ushered to our table. When we asked for a booth instead of a table located out in the middle of the room, we were informed that our table was all that they had. The restaurant was not even half-way filled with customers. Our waiter dryly greeted us as best that he could as he had the personality of a stick. He took our order for two Manhattans and he returned after a while with two diluted whiskeys that had a hint of cherry. He also gave us a small plate with two olive skewers. We were confused as to what the olives were for as we knew that they had no business being paired with Manhattans! We asked for a little more time to make our dinner selections while we tried to swallow the restaurant's version of Manhattans. It was clear by the initial greeting at the restaurant and the bar's inability to measure up to our standards, and probably of the Ruth's Chris corporate management, that we should pay our tab and leave while hungry. We look forward to returning to and having a more enjoyable experience at our local Ruth's Chris in Memphis.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Service perfect. For us the best place in Destin.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ribeye was tender and delicious. Loved the sweet potato dish!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to destin’s Ruth Chris, however have been to others in San Diego and Austin. Valet parking was the only option, but attendants were cordial and efficient. We were 20 minutes early, and thought we would be seated straight away, since the restaurant wasn’t full, however hostess stated we would have to wait the 20 minutes regardless. Fortunately, Casey welcomes us at the bar and made excellent drinks and informed us of the specials for the evening. Casey changed my first impression of this Ruth Chris experience. Kudos to her. I thanked her for that. Alex’s was our server, and he was very informative, knowledgeable, and polite. The meal was delicious as expected. Perfectly cooked, and very enjoyable. We were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary and it was very delightful. We had to cancelled our reservation at the Ruth Chris in Kuaii last year, so this was especially memorable. Michael, the nightly entertainment was average, but that was due to the in-balance in vocal microphone volume (too low) and saxophone volume (too high). It was obvious that he was very talented, but we would have enjoyed listening more to his vocals than instrument. In summary, we will return and encourage others to do likewise.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated next to the kitchen so that was quite noisy. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious! I appreciate the way my husband was treated acknowledging his birthday as soon as we were greeted!

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JC
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual. You really
Cant go wrong with Ruth Chris

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DK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steaks did not sizzle like they used to. The bread was Luke warm.

Food was Ok but not what we are used to getting from Chris’.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful... My wife and I was celebrating our wedding anniversary and we had a great time

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SE
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 35 th Anniversary and enjoyed the entire evening.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service from Tara! We really enjoyed our dinners and felt spoiled by the desserts.

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K
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable time at the restaurant celebrating a birthday. The food was impeccable (as always) and the staff was attentive without being intrusive. Ruth's Chris is always on our short list when we want to be made to feel special on a night out with friends and family.

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm sure the entire menu is great but I had the petite filet and it was amazing and my friends had the filet and lobster tail and the stuffed chicken. We ordered the lobster mac and cheese and brussel sprouts as sides and it was all delicious! Desserts were amazing too and very shareable. I only wish that there was a location new to where I live as I visited the Destin location on vacation. This was easily one of the best meals I have ever had.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here 3 times. We love the service and the food is great. This time a couple steaks were ordered as medium well and came out charred and dry. Unfortunately we needed some A1. However, steaks ordered as medium were great.

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RN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had asked for their "Best" table and they gave us a table that the waiters and people walked by all the time so I was very disappointed since it was the first time my mother would be there (she's 81) but the food was outstanding!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was absolutely incredible. Hands down the best meal we had on our stay in Destin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After our first visit at this restaurant, we decided to make this our annual anniversary celebration/tradition. This year was our 23d Anniversary and our 4th strait celebrating at Ruth’s Chris. Excellence across the board!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great servers and food

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BM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We arrived at Ruth Chris at 6:45. It was not crowded at all. We sat for 25 minutes and no one ever came to our table. Several waitors walked by but none waited or checked on us. We decided to leave. We spoke to a female manager near the front door about our experience and she did not seem to care. We left. It was a very disappointing evening but mostly because the manager did not seem to care that we had been ignored and that we were exiting the restaurant disappointed with the lack of service. We will not go back Ruth Chris in Destin.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have been to 2 other Ruth’s Chris. One in hard rock hotel and the other in mobile. This is by far my least favorite. I always order the petite filet. This one had a grainy texture unlike the buttery texture im used to. The veggies, appetizers, and desserts were good. The noise level was a bit loud since there was a baby in the section next to us that kept screeching uncontrollably. On an expensive date night with many our own kids at home, this was not the setting we were looking for. I would suggest putting all small children in the same room to allow guests that are looking for a night away that “quiet” they so desperately need.

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

At first they tried to sit us by the front door, but quickly changed once we informed them we wanted a seat further back.

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LT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Decent place, everything was given as advertised. 500 degree plate and all. Our server was really good, he entertained us with some interesting stories of his upbringing, and was happy to answer questions we had. The steak itself was decent, I felt it was a bit over cooked for a medium rare, but he pointed his little flashlight at it and told me otherwise. So I didn't really press the point much.

We did have a lengthy discussion after about it though... but that was after the steak, so I don't know. In hindsight I really wish I would have sent the steak back but that's really hard for me to do.

They had some concert or something going on outside, and every time the door opened it blasted into the restaurant. That was bit annoying.

I sort of felt like we were 'casted' back. I was watching other tables get spiffy decanters with their wine, and we did not. The appetizer escargot wasn't very good at all. It felt like it was sitting for a while. The plate that held the snails was scalding hot, but the cheese on top was cool, and a few of the snails were cool. Not sure how that happens. We did send that back though.

The steaks themselves were good, first time having aged steak. Not a fan, but I get that is just a style preference. They weren't very juicy, and he said that was a product of the aging. I prefer my steaks more rare. I did get a cool tip to order my steak Pittsburgh Rare next time! Excited to try that.

All in all I wouldn't recommend it if you don't know what you're getting into. If you like aged steak, you'll love this place. Otherwise you're better off elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was exceptional.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and a great experience! Our food was delicious and the service was perfect!! The restaurant is beautiful!

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MS
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband got the steak and lobster which was phenomenal, as it always is. There was a venison special with a blackberry Demi glacé which i got. There are no words to describe that experience. By far, the best meal I’ve had!!!!

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