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Ruth's Place

18027 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-3482
+1 540-489-7884
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (7 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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18027 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-3482
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch at Ruth's Place yesterday for lunch. We both chose the taco salad which was one of the lunch specials. Excellent choice! Very tasty taco salad. Service was great. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped when we were passing based on reviews. This is an old time diner. Big portions and homemade food. Excellent cornbread and pie! Not a lot of ambience, but friendly service.

Thank maskvg
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Ruth's looks like a place you would drive by if you based it on outside appearance. That would be a mistake. There are always many cars outside Ruth's and that is because the locals know how delicious and down home the food is at Ruth's....More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Ordered a Reuben Sandwich, which is usually made with the meat shaved in layers. The Reuben had one piece of meat on it, not shaved or layered and it was awful very little saurekruate on it need I say more meatloaf was made with green...More

Thank Velda S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

After finally finding the restaurant ( our GPS totally screwed up), we were pleasantly surprised. Busy place with locals, which is what we look for. We both had the chicken salad platter special and it was great. Had chicken salad along with fruit,cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberry,...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

very nice décor. Food is ok to good. Depends on what you get and who is cooking. Staff and waitresses are nice. FRESH LARGE hamburgers are yummy! with home made fries. Lots of homemade goodies like macaroni salad (sweeter version). Lots of desserts, some homemade....More

Thank AliJVa
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Right along 220 South ... it's easy to miss. Look for a white building near a red brick (The Redwood?) motel, just before getting to the Chevy car dealership on southbound side of 220. There's usually a lot of cars parked out front (a good...More

Thank T-Bone_Steaks
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We waited 45 minutes for our food. My grilled founder was so overcooked it was powdery. The macaroni salad was as sweet as any dessert I've ever had. The waitress threw our check at us after I mentioned that.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We usually go for late breakfast or lunch, but homemade dinners, sides, and desserts are also offered. The waitresses are all very nice, and the wait isn't as long as at some places. The food could be a bit hotter, but it's delicious, and their...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place to eat, and frequently encounter friends and relatives. Home cooking with generous portions and reasonable prices. May have a wait due to extreme local popularity but well worth it.

Thank andrewbM3391RL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18027 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-3482
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 540-489-7884
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