Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


What does this Mad Meat Genius have for dinner after eating ribs all day at the Best of the West Rib Cook-off? Steak, of course is our choice. Ms. Goofy and I love a good piece of prime or choice aged beef. We also enjoy the ambience and service of an old school steak house. We are always asking locals and searching the World Wide Web for new/old steak houses. Ruby River Steakhouse was located across the street from our casino/resort. I noticed how full the parking lot was at dinner time. This usually is a good indicator of greatness to come especially in a town were steak houses are abundant.

Parking karma was not needed at this location because we could walk across the street from our hotel. The outside of this establishment is fairly non-descript. Once inside we were greeted by a low lit fun and quirky decorated eating arena. This place definitely had a Western vibration with its line-up of colorful cowboy boots around the bar area. We were seated immediately.

The feeling is casual but the service was spectacular. Our server was flawless and we received a visit from the Manager to make sure all was copasetic. The menu is traditional steak house faire. The prices were very reasonable not like the steak house across the street in our resort. I only briefly mention our casino across the street because we once dropped a couple of large bills for a mediocre meal. I ordered a 20 ounce bone in New York and Ms. Goofy a smaller cut of the same.

Our meals arrived promptly starting with an appetizer of popcorn shrimp. The shrimp was luscious with a batter dusted with coconut. The dipping sauce was an orange marmalade. This was a great way to start the meal. The steaks arrived and we were happy.  Both of our steaks were cooked to a perfect medium rare. Corn-fed beef at its finest was the verdict. I do want to point out the potato Ms. Goofy ordered as a side. It was baked and then deep fried with a batter crust. She did not expect this. It was unique. The bake potato was fine but the crust was a little on the oily side. This was only a minor flaw in a wonderful meal.

    We now know why the parking lot was full at Ruby Ridge Steakhouse. The locals know their stuff. The prices were more than reasonable and a breath of fresh air in this town of excess. It is not often you find a value in a quality steak house meal. We will definitely return when we are in town.

Ruby River Steakhouse


greatwhite hunter said...

Mr. Brown you don't have parking karma. Ms. Goofy has parking karma and I have parking karma. GWH out, I have liverwurst to eat.

Chilebrown said...

greatwhite hunter, How can you say that when you witnessed my gifts and rewards for cosmic positive spiritual enlightenment at Dittmers? I seem to recall we parked right in front of that palace of turkey and double order of stuffing with the bucket of gravy albeit it was their parking lot. Oh GWH, I will think positive thoughts that your clouded memory will return and the stars align with the planets because; This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, The Age of Aquarius. Sorry sometimes I just break out into song. Mad Meat Genius Out.

Big Dude said...

I got hungry for steak just reading this post - sounds like a great find.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, If you make it down to Portland you have to try the Ringside Steakhouse. One of my favorites.