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Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits

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4466 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9082 (Formerly Ruthie D's)
+1 573-964-6448
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ruthie D's for the first time on probably the busiest night of the year. We had a 10 minute wait which gave us time to visit the lounge and get a cocktail. The service was great. She was very attentive we never felt rushed. Most of our party got the Surf and Turf which was fantastic, the... More 

Thank Denise S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I first discovered Ruthie D's a few years ago, and we were extremely impressed and it became our favorite and return spot with each visit. However, on our last visit we discovered that Ruthie's D's is under new management, and we were extremely disappointed with our food. It used to have exceptional food and service, and now... More 

Thank Theresa B
St Louis
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner and atmosphere. A little on the expensive side. Appetizers are pricey. Entrees are $23-28 excluding steaks which are over $30. Salad dressings are homemade. I had the stuffed ravioli which was rich and very filling, lots of seafood stuffing. Sauce could have used a pinch of salt to bring out flavors. My husband had the pork tenderloin, very... More 

1 Thank jan g
ruthiesmgmt, Manager at Ruthie D's Dining and Spirits, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoy your meal at Ruthie D's! Just want to clarify our prices. Our Entree's actualy start at only $14, at least 6 of our entree's come in under $20 which all include one side And a choice of soup or salad. As for our Hand Cut Steaks the Prime Rib is actually under $30, at $28. We... More 

Lake Ozark, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server, Parrie was fantastic and recommended the Blue Cheese Pork. It was amazing!! My husband and I also LOVE the bread pudding! If you are at the lake, you must try Ruthie D's!!

Thank shellij2014
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had dinner at Ruthie D's tonight to celebrate my wife's birthday, our first time at the restaurant. Great experience - excellent food & Laura provides excellent service - she was very attentive, gave us recommendations, yet respectful of our birthday celebration. The birthday dessert was also excellent! We will definitely return.

1 Thank Rusty F
Saint Charles, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Reservations 7:30 pm but did not get seated until after 8:00 pm. Service very slow waitress Lauren was the worst waitress we have ever had in all of our life.

Thank Pudalee
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Horrible experience. Waited an hour and 20 minutes for our food. Steak was burnt and chicken picata tasted like boiled water. No sauce on the chicken and no hint of lemon to be found. Caesar salad tasted like dead fish and lettuce was brown. To many negatives to list here. Wouldn't advise eating at this establishment again. The worst was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We enjoyed the horseshoe bar at HH in this establishment. Friday nights are very crowded. Great chocolate martinis. We went there for NYE and it was an enjoyable experience. It was crowded, but they were well organized and plenty of staff. The menu had a good selection and good prices.

Thank Barbara B
Lake Ozark, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ruthie D's is a great place to eat. Service plus excellent food keeps you going back to Ruthie D's. The Pork was tender and melted in your mouth. I ordered the fresh salad with tomato dressing is my favorite. The fresh vegetables were wonderful. Try the pork!

Thank ljs458
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our visit to the lake and it was topped off by dinner at Ruthie D's. The service was great and the food was also fantastic. Definitely worth visiting on our next visit to the lake.

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4466 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9082 (Formerly Ruthie D's)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 573-964-6448
Lake View Dining and Hand crafted Food prepared by trained Chefs. Overlooking 12mm of Lake of the Ozarks. Screened in Patio, weather permitting. All food made in house! Sauces, stocks, soups, desserts etc... Come taste for yourself! Come Savor Ruthie's on the Bend in Lake Ozark!2014 Silver Cup Chefs Challenge WINNER! Best Chef at the Lake!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?