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Ruby's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
120 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
+1 563-382-2558
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (7 reviews)
“rye bread” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
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American, Norwegian
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LOCATION
120 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up about 11am very friendly staff definately a local favorite food was excellent took a little bit to get my food but was with the wait healthy portions and was hot will definately eat breakfast again if I ever get back here

Thank halltrucking
Reviewed 25 August 2018

When the cook failed to show-up at the Hotel Winneshiek, we wandered outside looking for a Plan B ... and Ruby's delivered. A single waitress managed the patrons well. Food was well cooked and large caramel nut cinnamon roll was a treat.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had breakfast on a Saturday. Service was very quick and friendly. All the food was very good, but the cinnamon roll was exceptional (and big enough for two people).

Thank royboycr
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We were travelling through the area, and had read some positive reviews for Ruby's. Stopped in for a late lunch and were definitely not disappointed. We enjoyed both the hot roast beef sandwich and the Norwegian meatballs. Really appreciated the fact that Ruby's offers 1/2...More

1  Thank AndreasThiel
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A great local cafe with several home style entries, many are Scandinavian dishes. The cinnamon rolls our huge and great. Just a FYI" The place is small and has limited seating, especially during key meal times. Fun wait staff. Make sure and pickup a jar...More

Thank 2-Lane-Traveler
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Ruby’s holds a place in my heart. The locals working there have stories to tell and it’s always great to see people of all ages enjoying Norwegian and breakfast foods. It’s important to note that Ruby’s service is always slow. I’ve always been seated right...More

1  Thank Helen N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

very delighted for eating indigenous Norwegian/Swedish dishes in the rural Northeast corner of Iowa. Food was great and tasty. Waitress was polite and friendly.

1  Thank hkang272635
Reviewed 2 August 2018

My wife and I stopped at Ruby's for their reputed famous cinnamon rolls. We also ordered iced tea (hot July day). The young server was very friendly - but seriously, how can it take 15-20 minutes to prepare that order. In my humble opinion the...More

Thank PetroWanderer
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Seems to be the only Scandinavian restaurant in a town known for its Norwegian a Museum. Terrific meal.

Thank sweltwoman
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Welcoming atmosphere! Wonderful "home made" favorites plus lots of Norwegian delicacies. Nothing frozen or processed here--excellent! Only place you can get "Ronnie Rolls" too. Delicious. Great service. Good food takes a while to prepare so the wait may be a little long sometimes but is...More

1  Thank Marshihtzu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Norwegian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-2558
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