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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3934 (Grace St)
+1 910-343-1818
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Ruth's Chris a few times. Their food is a lilttle on the "expensive" side, but every delicious and juicy morsel you put in your mouth will ensure you a wonderful taste-bud experience, and justify the slightly higher prices. Everything is served a la carte, so you can mix and match several of your own personal favorites... More 

Thank Noreen S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with Ruth Chris and this location is just perfect! Right in the heart of downtown Wilmington and on the water makes for a romantic dinner! The restaurant has views of the Cape Fear River and Battleship! The service and food has always been great!

Thank SaraRudolph
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Im staying at the hilton on site, didn't sit down and eat, ordered something to go, and it was great! I ordered cheesecake, and it was a small whole cheesecake! It was awesome and came with fresh strawberries! Im ordering another tonight!

Thank Darryl P
Wilmington, NC
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our first visit in a long while, to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. Service was excellent, as was the food. Filets perfectly cooked, side dishes tasty, salads fresh with tasty dressings, all finished off with amazing desserts. After dinner we visited the bar for drinks and the bartender was fun and engaging. Yes, it's pricey - but I've never been... More 

Thank Kit C
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

So I just went to the bar to have a glass of wine and quick bite to kill time in Hotel room ... 3 bartenders, nobody told me specials, no set up, interrupt while eating, incredibly below average compared to service level in Charleston

Thank sallyredden
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I recently had a meal for the first time at Ruth's Chris. It was a family gathering with around 10 people and we reserved a private room. The restaurant was nice, it was what you would expect for a restaurant of it's caliber. The hostess was not overly friendly and possibly bordering on indifferent. I was surprised at the level... More 

Thank Allen M
Draper, Utah, United States
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97 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Just making another obvious review. It was Ruth's Chris. It was very good. right on par with any other Ruth's Chris

Thank chriscQ7435UL
Seattle, Washington
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310 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located inside the Hilton hotel Riverwalk. The bar has a great Happy Hour with special drink and menu items. We did not have reservations, but came in a night which was slow and were seated right away. They do have a special menu with 4 options and the rest is ala carte so it gets pricey. My... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Wilmington, NC
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Ruth's Chris has a well-deserved reputation for excellent steaks. Unfortunately, the Ruth's at the Hilton in Wilmington was a huge disappointment. The Bellini cocktail was improperly balanced with too much champagne, and the champagne used was too dry. The Lobster Bites with Cucumber Salad appetizer for $18.00 was a holdup : tiny bits of fried lobster with three strands each... More 

Thank CatalanYankeeGirl
Wilmington, North Carolina
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Ruth's Chris restaurant is located in the Hilton Riverside downtown. The bar is a nice size with a friendly staff, a good selection of bourbons, and as others have noted, it is less formal but nevertheless excellent choice for a meal over drinks with friends and family. The restaurant itself is not the largest Ruth's Chris that you will find,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3934
    (Grace St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?