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Tiffany W.

16 August 2019

I stumbled onto this gem yesterday and was thoroughly impressed!!!  Great customer service and even better food!!! Definitely worth the visit! Oh are there oxtail lovers? Lawd they were delicious! More...

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Kia M.

5 August 2019

Love the decor when you first enter this establishment, very cute! The staff, well, one lady in particular was very friendly. She greeted my sister and I, asked us if it was our first time, and went over the menu with us. I ordered the fried chicken wings with mac & cheese and rice and gravy. My sister order the ribs, green beans, yams, and mac & cheese along with the freshly squeezed lemonade. Some of the items (fried foods and breakfast items) are made to order, other items (baked or grilled) are already prepared. Mac & cheese was amazing...cheesy and creamy, just like I like it! The rice and gravy was good but I could've used a little more gravy and the rice could've been cooked just a little longer. The fried chicken was good, however, next time I would request that it's cooked just a tad bit longer.  Some pieces were golden brown while other were a little. Now the ribs were *drool* the bbq sauce was really good and they were grilled to perfection. The other sides were good as well, no complaints here. Last but no least, the lemonade...it was so refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness. One thing that I thought was cool is that they text you when your food is ready.  Since there is limited seating, this is helpful if you're waiting in your car.  It's been a while since I've had some good soul food, thanks Ruby's. More...

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LaTasha Renee Ward

2 August 2019

Great food and great service

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Darlene K.

29 July 2019

I'm baffled that I don't recall who or what exactly prompted me to try Ruby's Southern Kitchen!  (...but okay with my thinking!)FOUR WORDS:  diamond in the rough!What I expected:Boutique sit down restaurant with moderate space, bar, great location and waiters. Reality:Converted cottage home style restaurant with two small high top tables (four chairs at each) and outside patio seating (definitely too hot for that).  No bar, no fountain drinks, refrigerated prepackaged desserts, soda, juice and complimentary coffee and tea.  Cafeteria style service with some made to order menu items; no waiters-  order food and wait to be called. Location isn't the best at all, a little rough and not an ideal location; parking is plentiful (lot parking).Based on the above, I was tempted to walk in and leave because of my own interpretations of what I expected---HOWEVER.....Babeeeeeeee, when I tell you this has been theeeeee (yes!  I know that's not a word) shrimp and grits I've had- PERIOD't (-the END)You won't be disappointed!Random:  my mom, who claims all restaurants, carryouts, diners, drives or dives food "is okay", said her oxtails were tender and flavorful More...

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S T.

25 July 2019

This is the go to spot for home cooking in Bowie. It can get hot and crowded but so worth the wait. Ok can smell the food outside before you even enter!

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Aprile H.

22 July 2019

As good as it gets! I have been there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a hidden gem on Old Annapolis Road. Quick and delicious southern food

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Karley H.

21 July 2019

My coworker suggested this place and I gave it try. Good food, no complaints outside of the wait time....but hey..that's the trade off sometimes.

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Jessica Holmes

19 July 2019

We really enjoyed all the food that we ate. We had roasted chicken, cabbage, rice and gravy, bbq wings, greens, candied yams and pancakes. Everything was nice and flavorful. The only thing I’d say is that the collards were a tad salty, but otherwise, everything was absolutely delicious. The pancakes were buttery with a golden crunch on the edges. The roasted chicken was falling off the bone, so tender and juicy. The wings had a little crunch dressed in a sticky, sweet sauce. We all really enjoyed everything. We’ll be back. More...

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Allen H.

18 July 2019

This place is very hit or miss for me. The service is great and all the people working here are very friendly. However, the food is inconsistent - the first time I came here, the oxtail was great and beyond reproach. The second time, it was too fatty and not very appetizing. The collard greens mix here is very tasty, super seasoned and one of the only places where I actually enjoy collard greens. Mac and cheese is kind of forgettable. They have an extensive dessert menu, of which my favorite is the cheesecake. Worth a trip if you're in the area More...

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L L.

14 July 2019

Great food, well seasoned and prepared. I have a rotating set of favorite "go-to"s that I like, but I'll let you discover your own. Defenitely try this place!

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Christine Harper Covington

13 July 2019

The food was very good. A must visit

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Nancy Williams

13 July 2019

Very pleasant and friendly staff. Awesome food!

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Tonya Hyder

13 July 2019

The Mac and cheese was the bomb . Short ribs were falling off the bone!

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Lee B.

13 July 2019

This place is a surprise! It is the cutest little set up. I ordered my food ahead and figured I'd give it a try. I received a text message that my food was ready. I walked into the sweetest little carry out spot. It has the vibe of a dream-fulfilled and I love it! The food is delicious and reminds me of southern cookouts at family reunions in South Carolina many years ago! They had a line of people and someone ordering catering. The cashier was polite and friendly. I'm definitely going back. I hope the customer service holds up and the quality of the food over time. Give a try! More...

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Dalila C.

13 July 2019

This place has a high rating for a reason! My coworker told me about this place last week, I happened to be in the area over the weekend so I stopped in. We ordered to go, the food smelled amazing when my husband brought it in the car....I got the salmon, holy trinity and sweet potatoes, everything thing tasted great! I was a bit skeptical of the sweet potatoes at first because they looked like they were canned (which I absolutely HATE!) but the look deceiving, they were amazing! Hubs got the jerk chicken super yummy... and my kids got the bbq chicken and Mac and cheese, see pics for results lol. Definitely give the place a try. More...

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Kevin C.

7 July 2019

My wife found this spot in Bowie and the food was outstanding! You got to stop by Ruby's ASAP! We ordered some fish dinners and came back the next morning for breakfast!

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Jeremy F.

7 July 2019

Just like Granny's! I ordered the fried chicken platter with collards, macaroni and corn bread. Everything was delicious. Meal cost about $14 before tax but you could tell they really put time into delivering quality food. The chicken is only wings. Collards were very well seasoned. Macaroni was some of the best I've ever had. Cornbread was sweet and must've had some type of cake batter in it because I kept looking at it to see if it was cornbread or cake o was eating. Very tasty. They served the chicken fresh so it took about 15-20mins to prepare. Will look forward to coming back here to try other dishes in the future. More...

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Jerome R Dinero

7 July 2019

Very pleased , stopped because my boyfriend wanted pancakes and all the major chain places are crowded. Nice location off the main road with an outdoor space. Staff was nice and welcoming with smiles. Food was off the chain and shout out to the person that made the grits! Will be back again More...

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Teresa H.

5 July 2019

I stumbled on Ruby's while looking for another restaurant. At first I thought it was a hair salon until I saw several women AND men go in. It's a cute little quaint place. There are are only two, 2-ppl tables inside, but there is a lovely area in the back with several tables for outdoor dining. The food is delish. I purchased the roasted chicken, Mac & cheese, and greens. I also got some of the oxtails for my  parents and they said they were delish. I'm glad I found this place cuz I WILL be back. More...

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LaSha J.

4 July 2019

I had decided my cooking days are over. Whole Foods and Wegmans were doing a great job of providing yummy foods. However, there was o ne thing missing..soul food! Welp, I found it at Rubys! I ordered two of my faves with platters: fried whiting  and chicken wings with greens, mac n cheese, fried cabbage and hoppin john.Everything was spectacular and seasoned just right. Tasted as good as my own...when I did cook! First time visit-will be a repeat customer! More...

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Tonya L.

3 July 2019

This is a really good restaurant.   I've only tried a few things (wings, fish, greens and mac and cheese) and all were good with huge portions.  There is a wait and the space is relatively small.  Nevertheless,  for carry out, it is perfect. More...

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Karen Allen Woodson

30 June 2019

Great food and customer service

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Hannah H.

26 June 2019

Ruby's Southern Kitchen offers some some housemade southern fare, such as various breakfast plates, short ribs, fried seafood, oxtails, sides, and desserts.The hubs and I stopped by during brunch/lunch time, and we ordered: Creole Shrimp & Grits (roasted corn, crumbled bacon, and creole sauce); Braised Oxtails, Robert's Mac & Cheese, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Cast Iron Corn Breads, "Great Dana" Peach Cobbler, and Ronnie's Sweet Potato Pie.  I was a fan of the Creole Shrimp & Grits, as the shrimp were spiced and seasoned well, large and plump, and had plenty of the creole sauce and the crumbled bacon on top!). The hubs enjoyed the braised oxtails, as they were meaty, fall-off-the-bone tender, and of a generous portion.The peach cobbler had large slices of peaches that still had a bite to them, and it was a nice way to end such a filling meal.The portions are generous, but the prices reflect that, as they are slightly on the steep end.  The staff are friendly and welcoming, and there are only a limited amount of tables to dine-in.  There are a couple of kiosks where you can order and pay, and just wait until your order is called.Located next to the Samosa Supreme.+Creole Shrimp & Grits+Braised Oxtails+"Great Dana" Peach Cobbler+located next to Samosa Supreme+private lot More...

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Wendy P Dupree

25 June 2019

Cute, quaint spot for delicious down home cooking! The shrimp and grits were hands down, one of the best I've ever had- and the glossy buttery biscuit that came with it was on point!

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Paula S.

23 June 2019

Great southern food!! I love the greens (turnips, mustard and collard mix). Perfectly seasoned and made to order fried seafood. The Mac and cheese was authentic (I'm originally from the south) and the cornbread is on point (cooked in a cast iron skillet). I'll be back for sure. More...

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Shavesha R.

23 June 2019

Ordered a lot of food for our family of 5. Ordered pc tails, Mac and cheese, rice, roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, blackened salmon, banana pudding, mashed potatoes and corn. Everything was delicious. The service was quick. We ate inside although there wasn't much room. We will return. More...

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Bryan W.

22 June 2019

This is now going to be my go to,"I don't feel like cookin" restaurant! I had heard through friends that this place was good but I had no idea how good it could be. I'll start out with the sides, the collard, turnip and mustard greens are well seasoned but not overpowered by salt...the cabbage is mellow and savory same with the green beans. The candies sweet potatoes are not overly sweet. I was surprised at the balance of flavors.I opted for the fried wings which were crispy, well done and tender..again not overly seasoned but just right and very crispy. This place made me feel as though I had just left my cousins house in Arkansas! I'll be back no doubt!! More...

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Melonie P.

20 June 2019

Good southern cuisine, friendly service. More of a carry-out rather than eat-in however there are a few hi-top tables with wall mounted TVs. Short ribs, delicious!

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Lele C.

17 June 2019

This is the best kept secret!  I stumbled on it looking for authentic southern cuisine!  Everything was delicious!  Mac and cheese as good as my grandma's.

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John G.

15 June 2019

Really really really really really really GOOD!!!!! The food actually taste homemade like something my grandmother used to make."if she could cook" but I digress.

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Artranda H.

15 June 2019

This food is just OUTSTANDING, with so much flavor in your mouth. Everything is just fantastic, makes me feel like I'm down south. This time I got the fried chicken AGAIN because it's not your normal friend chicken lol it's so flavorful. I got give pieces and I was able to hey 2 bbq wings and three fried! (Winning)  The corn is a hit, the cabbage,  mac and cheese ‍ and those greens are to die for! Just come in HERE and get the Goods! Excellent food with a southern home taste. More...

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Allen S.

12 June 2019

This is my favorite place to eat outside my own kitchen. The food is excellent everything, i've tasted has been absolutely spectacular. Real southern home cooking in the area now. Ruby's Southern Kitchen is the best kept secret for now. Not for long. Great food & service. More...

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David W.

9 June 2019

This mom and pop restaurant is absolutely amazing. Everything is from scratch and to order. I had the shrimp n' grits that were absolutely the best I have ever had! Also had the bananas foster french toast... Heaven!  The service was very friendly! More...

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Shelle S.

4 June 2019

My first time and i give it a five star...had the oxitail and it was soo delicious...but they need to make it family  friendly..especially kids  needing high chairs and the rest i recommend this place. More...

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Chaelina Duckery

1 June 2019

I have enjoyed the shrimp pasta, fried cheesecake, sweet potato pie, wings , mac n cheese - Thank you!

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Taylore M.

26 May 2019

This place is so CUTE! Very welcoming & the food was soo good. A nice variety to choose from. However this location did have very limited seating!

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Jen Schooley

24 May 2019

The most delicious Shrimp and Grits I’ve had in ages! If you want amazing southern cooking - this is the place!!

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Olivia Fox

23 May 2019

I did a video review of this incredible dining experience at Ruby’s Southern Kitchen on my page @Olivia Fox. But to sum it up this restaurant’s customer service was top notch, friendly professional and the FOOD?! AMAZING! Seasoned just right, large portions even if you are a vegetarian like myself you will love it! Vegans they can take care of you too! Reasonably priced large servings and a wonderful place to dine. I WILL BE RETURNING and telling everyone I know to go check this place out! More...

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Donna B.

22 May 2019

Words can"t express how great this food was. I just recently moved here from Virginia and was craving some good greens. I got the deep fried chicken with macaroni and cheese and greens. Best greens I have had in a long time. The chicken was perfectly seasoned. The macaroni and cheese was great also. I will be back!! More...

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Sheena Driscoll

22 May 2019

The oxtails were delicious!

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Ms. Worth T.

19 May 2019

I saw this restaurant on Yelp when I was completing another review, and I made a note to try it. Ironically someone I know then posted about it on Instagram and I knew that was a confirmation. What better Sunday dinner than soul food! I looked at the menu online and there were some great options, I wanted to try multiple things. I decided to go with the Braised Oxtails with Greens and Macaroni and cheese, and Fried Chicken Wings. The total was about $21. They said 20 minutes. I was close by. They do text when your order is ready which is nice. It was a long line when I arrived. They do have a steam table with most of the entrees pre made. I wasn't sure if I had to wait in line or if I could go the front. One of the owners came over to assist me, so they could get the line down. The Oxtails were tender and really flavorful. The portion size for a small was decent. The Macaroni and Cheese was great and had a good consistency. The fried chicken was well seasoned and cooked golden brown. The cornbread was a little dense so I didn't eat much of it. May be better if I warm it up some. Their signature Greens are a combination of Turnip, Collard and Mustard greens I wish they weren't cooked down so much and could use a little pepper and vinegar. They were decent, but I was expecting them to blow me away. Overall the food was great. I'll definitely will go back again. I'd love it if they added some good potato salad to the menu (hint hint) lol More...

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Lorrie D.

18 May 2019

My my my! This food us amazing! Oxtails...that is all. Seating is limited though. Parking is plentiful.

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Jen D.

16 May 2019

Happened upon this place for lunch. $30 feels like a lot for a casual lunch for two - sandwich, salad, and shared a bottle of water and a cute little serving of peach cobbler - until you get your portions, which are completely worth the money. My husband gleefully devoured his entire nearly-larger-than-its-container sandwich, but I couldn't finish my salad, I'm eating the rest of it right now for dinner. They were both absolutely delicious, too. A++, will likely return. More...

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Naadu Davies-Pugh

15 May 2019

Welcoming staff, amazing food! Cant wait to come back!!

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Courtney F.

11 May 2019

My husband and I have been twice. The food is good, the and the people are nice. Glad we have a good soul food spot in the BOWIE area.

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James C.

9 May 2019

Found this gem while scrolling through yelp for dinner tonight! Had no idea it was there. Didn't have any problems finding it. Establishment was spotless, food was ready when I showed up. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Food was amazing!  Definitely adding this spot to the rotation. More...

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Angie P.

5 May 2019

Excellent food and customer service...will definitely return and refer family/friends!!!

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Marshall B.

4 May 2019

Ruby's is located only a short drive from my house. My wife and I decided to try last night after another Yelp! search of the usual places revealed some great reviews. Although this restaurant is very nice and clean, they'll be needing a larger place soon - because they'll soon outgrow this one. This is one of the very few restaurants in or around Bowie that serves truly GREAT southern food! The chicken and seafood we had was perfect - but wait - our sides and bread were just as good. We've lived in Bowie over 20 years, and never found reason to frequent any of the soul food places around. However Ruby's is different. We're already planning to go back, and also try their breakfast soon. Just hope they keep this place (and just open another)! More...

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Edith Brown

4 May 2019

Two days in a row...so it must be good. No offense to anyone but I've live here since 1996 and never found a restaurant that served really good southern soul food. I was brought up on southern cooking so I know when it's good. Well Ruby's will make you slap your momma kinda good. Now about to take a nap...that's when you know the food is good. My new spot. Thank you Marshall J. Brown. More...

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A H.

3 May 2019

My husband and came across this place on DoorDash. We decided to try them for breakfast. We ordered the creole shrimp and grits and the Ruby's pancake breakfast. Even though the pancake breakfast rung up as their classic breakfast,everything was delicious! A week later, we decided to see exactly where they are located. Omg its literally down the street from us and to mention how nice the restaurant is. We chatted with the staff who was extremely pleasant. They recommended us to try them for lunch or dinner (we ordered breakfast again that visit)So here we are, trip #2 lol. I tried their beef ribs, Mac n cheese, & collards. Oh my, I felt like I was back home in South Carolina. Since moving to MD, most soul food spots are hit or miss but Ruby's got it right! We HIGHLY recommend you eat here! More...

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Chemise W.

2 May 2019

I was visiting friend in Bowie & decided to find somewhere to eat a lay lunch. I think I have seriously eaten at every restaurant in PG County( hint hint: we need more restaurants!)Anyway, I found Ruby's Southern Kitchen in my good ole Yelp, it had really good reviews and a 4 star rating, plus it was black owned (YAY!). So I decided to try it out. Restaurant: the restaurant is in what looks like a house. If you're not paying attention you could easily miss it. The inside of the place was clean and neat. And the decor was really cute. This is not necessarily a war in establishment, there are only 2 high top tables with four chairs each. Customer service: Everyone I encountered was very nice. The two girls behind the food were really nice. The cashier was also sweet but very soft spoken. There seem to only be young teenagers working in the establishment, which could be a bad thing. But the young staff here were really nice and professional! Good: So after deliberating for a while, I finally decided on the chicken and sweet potato waffles. Now be aware that they have some items already made a la cafeteria style & some food is made to order. The chicken & waffles are made to order so it took about 20mins to make. OMGGGGG!! That food was SO GOOD!! For one the sweet potato waffle with butter & caramel was life changing! It was soooo good! And the fried chicken wings were fried perfectly & seasoned just right! You could tell there were black ppl in the kitchen. & I liked that the wings weren't those huge big jumbo wings either. I will DEFINITELY be back here many times. Ruby's don't change your good customer service or your great food recipes!! More...

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Paula Jenkins

2 May 2019

Food was delicious, place was very clean, staff was hilarious and definitely will be back!

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Artranda H.

27 April 2019

I'm not even sure where to begin. This place is AMAZING!!! I was looking for some "soul" food. Tired of eating the same ole thing. We were headed to milk and honey, when I seen this pop up for suggestions. It was everything I was looking for. I drove 35 mins just to get here and let me just say it was worth it. We passed it when trying to find it, the sign wasn't very big. When walking in it felt so homey. Very nice set up in the front, the vibe of this place is so nice. They even had some nice soul music playing when you walk in. Very nice setup of buffet style, everything looked delicious. Everyone showed great hospitality. Even the cooks spoke. I was so wowed and I didnt even order my food yet...I was to busy looking around and being amazed. We ordered the fried chicken with mac and cheese and greens it even came with cornbread but I believe you can pick. The wait wasnt long at all. They take you number and name and text you when it's ready which I thought was so cool. I noticed they had out door seating, so that's where we ate. It felt almost like I was in the Carolina's just eating my soul food. I also got the fresh squeezed lemonade.....that was excellent! I had to get another one it was so good. The was AH-MAZ-ING!!!! Shout out to candy for thanking us for coming and just being nice and checking on us while we were eating to making sure everything was okay. I definitely cant wait to get back here. If you want some SOUL cooking that's GOOD..seriously look no further. Hats off to the cooks. Btw they had a grill outside I smelled the cooking a mile away I just knew it was going to be good GOOD! Lol. Thanks again we will definitely be back. More...

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Anysia S.

27 April 2019

All the stars for the food! This shrimp and grits as well as the shrimp pasta was AMAZING! with everything that we ordered cooked to order it took a little while but it was all worth the wait. We also sample the macaroni and cheese and candied yams and found them delicious also. More...

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William McGhee

27 April 2019

The pancakes and catfish platter are delicious!!

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Michelle Linder

26 April 2019

My second visit & it was just as delicious as the first time. Tried the BBQ Wings, Mac & Cheese and Greens! And the cornbread that you have as dessert! Great service & tasty food...

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G S.

25 April 2019

Great food. As the word spreads around town about the it great service and food, they are becoming even more in demand. I see they are looking to hire more help, which indicates to me that business is booming.

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Brian B.

24 April 2019

Some places claim to have soul food and do not understand just because you put the word "soul" in it, it doesn't make is soul food. This is NOT THE CASE at Ruby's the food is cooked well and it made me feel like I was back in grandma's kitchen at Sunday Dinner. It was yummy to my tummy and Thank God they actually know how to do Mac and Cheese!!! Everything we had was delicious. I'm given this a four...no I'm not...I'm given it a five...no a four but only because they were out of deserts.And yes the service was great too.You can sit and eat inside but their are only two tables and some tables outside. They cater as well. Yum!!!!By the way for more on this placeCheck out my IG @mouth2yum Outdoor seating.Come early to order or order from home. More...

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Dave Beckwith

20 April 2019

we discovered Rubys by doing an online search of "best breakfast in the area." what a great find! The food here is fabulous!

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Heather Suri

18 April 2019

We stumbled on Ruby's by accident on a long drive home with a car full of hungry kids. This place is amazing. Between the 5 of us, we tried several mains and sides and not a single bite disappointed. My kids can't wait to come back!

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Sharon V.

14 April 2019

Ruby's Southern Kitchen was an excellent choice for soul food! The food was amazing , and the customer service was outstanding!

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Tahj R.

14 April 2019

Ok this was my first time trying it today. The food was so good. My mother and I came. We tried three different meals. The fried chicken, blackened salmon, and the fried shrimp. The portions were good. Just wish I had more shrimp at least 10! The sides were delish. Cool cute place. Hope the expand would be nice to have tables inside to eat. Defiantly will come back. More...

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Diana Arb

14 April 2019

heading back to NJ from NC and found Ruby's made in time got the last 2 orders of short ribs and all I can say is WOW.... best decision to check this place out...the mac and cheese was cheesy and amazing, the collards were tender and melted in your mouth...the staff was so pleasant and accommodating... if your passing thru make it a priority to stop here... thank you all for your outstanding food god bless More...

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Shawn Graves

14 April 2019

The food here is amazingly good and cooked to order. The Shrimp pasta with collards is one of my favorites however most of the dishes I tried were equally as good. Warning ⚠️ don’t go there hungry as you will be tempted to order everything off the menu :) More...

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Raymoni H.

12 April 2019

This place.....Boyyyy the best souls food in town and the price is just right.  It feels good to give back to a community and not BS about the quality. The customer service A, food, A, presentation A. If you don't stop here to get your souls food fix shame on you, because you are messing out.  Beats kitchen cafe and milk & honey on price, ambience and quality of food. More...

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Connie Blue

7 April 2019

Amazing food. I recommend the short ribs. They are to die for

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Jay Howard-Brock

31 March 2019

Great spot for an after church meal. I loved the interior and the all day breakfast menu wins everytime!

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Zakiyah B.

30 March 2019

This is cute little place. The outside is deceiving, because it is literally a house . When you walk in there is a cute little waiting area. There are only two high top tables with 4 chairs around each, and there are about 3 bar stools near the counter. My husband and I ordered the chicken and sweet potato waffle, and my daughter got the same with a regular waffle. It was pretty tasty. I would like to go back and try the dinner. More...

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Lorie K.

30 March 2019

I loved the fact that I was greeted at the the door.  This was my first time there,  and the regulars were happy to provide insight on their favorites; not a bad review in the bunch.  I had the wings with the spicy sweet sauce,  mac and cheese and cabbage.  I enjoyed everything, however the cabbage seemed to lack a little something. My brother thought the pork chops were the best he's ever had. I intend to taste the other dishes; I'm excited to see what Mrs. Ruby has in store for me next. More...

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Mercedes J.

30 March 2019

First time in Maryland. Went there for a quick breakfast. I had a croissant egg sandwich, very filling for only $5. No wait time and the food didn't take long to come out. They have a really nice waiting area with an awesome backdrop. Great for tourist! More...

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Sterling O.

30 March 2019

I'm a regular and the food is really good. I'm from NC and appreciate good southern food. The team is friendly and there's free coffee. It's definitely worth a visit.

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Em Elle Somers

30 March 2019

Very friendly customer-service oriented establishment with good food. Great add to the area lacking in soul food/ southern cuisine establishments.

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Eileen A.

24 March 2019

Ruby's food is very good. I stopped by for lunch last Friday. Fried wings were perfectly prepared, crispy and well seasoned, not too salty. The holy trinity greens were on point. The corn bread tasted like cake. The ribs were super tender and delicious. The mac and cheese was legit. Yummy and delicious all around. I will be back! More...

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Kymbreanna E.

24 March 2019

Blackened salmon, Mac & cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, & cornbread that tasted like cake. Literally the best salmon I've ever had in my life. Everything was amazing. Perfectly seasoned & cooked. I'll be back for sure. More...

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April P.

23 March 2019

I stopped in Ruby's Southern Kitchen due to being hungry and mostly because they were Black Owned included in DMV Black Restaurant Week & couldn't make it. soO let me tell you I've always been Skeptical about trying Catfish but today was a special so I tried it and I regret NOTHING!! it was very flavorful from the crust to the meat which was VERY meaty and they give you a nice thick piece!! I got the Greens and Mac and cheese I enjoyed them both!!.. My Guest had the BbQ Chicken Wings, Sweet Potatoes and Greens she said is was Delicio!!! . I appreciated the opening display that you can see your food being plated (in a container) they have two table top seatings which was nice on this lovely day to look out the window. the music wasn't loud at all but you can enjoy it and they played oldies but Goodies a bit of Luther to current like H.E.R. & Daniel Caesar. while awaiting the orders I Met a lady whom had the Tyrone's Sweet Potato Waffle which I was supposed to be getting and the way she was tearing up that waffle lol chiiilleee listen I know what I'm Getting NEXT TIME...as Reviewers said it's Pricey but for My Guest and I  We'd ABSOLUTELY COME BACK!! EXCELLENT QUALITY FOOD and Friendly Workers Shout out to Milan for her EXCEPTIONALLY  Wonderful Customer Service and Ms. Carol at the Cash register. Looking forward to coming back You're Crazy as Hell to Sleep on this spot and it's BLACK OWNED SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT and Make your Tummy Happy and something to tell your family if they ask to suggest a Food Place!! More...

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Astrid P.

21 March 2019

I had to come back on here and update my review. Ruby's is where you go to indulge! I had the short ribs, mac and cheese, green beans, corn bread, and bread pudding (like I said, indulge). It was all so good I did a happy dance in my chair. Ruby's has some of the best soul food around. You have to try her food. More...

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Carla A.

21 March 2019

This was my first time and I came based on the reviews. The beef short ribs and cornbread were excellent.  However, it was a bit pricey...didn't have as much short ribs in my container for the price that was paid. But I do plan to patronize this business again and try their breakfast. More...

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Temple Anderson

19 March 2019

The customer service is awesome. Friendly! Very Clean! The food is amazing! Everyone is professional! I have told lots of people about Ruby’s Southern Kitchen!

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Ms R.

18 March 2019

Sunday I had a special menu item, the pan seared chicken breast and it was FIYAH!!! I wish this was a regular menu item. It was seasoned well, not dry and a good portion. Please bring this item back more often. More...

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Tom B.

15 March 2019

Short ribs were very good. Green beans and greens were excellent  Friendly service   In the building of the old J-Mart, if you remember that far back

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Ashley C.

12 March 2019

i want to come back and try the fried chicken wings and or fish. I came a few weeks ago and ordered the breakfast platter with eggs, bacon and hash browns.  It was not my favorite meal however the presentation was beautiful. It was just ok really i was not wowed by it but seeing all the other options i will definitely come back and try different items. Your host who greeted me at the door was friendly and easy going she made sure to ask me if it was my first time and told me how to go about ordering it really felt like southern hospitality . keep up the good work. More...

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Elvin Ej Thomas

11 March 2019

Great food and great customer service every time I go! (Keep me in mind for your frequent visitor/promoter discount program once you create it. )

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Uri R.

10 March 2019

Great food! It hit the spot for lunch! I recommend the salmon, greens, and black eyed peas!

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D. H.

9 March 2019

Food is really delicious. However, I don't think the price justifies the portion sizes. Got the salmon with Mac and cheese and greens it was delicious but the salmon size was probably less than 8 oz. for the price I would expect bigger portion sizes. Don't let this take away from how delicious the food is though. Really good More...

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Peter McDonough

9 March 2019

So good to have a good food independent in Bowie. Wonderful food. My wife had the braised short ribs with greens and rice and gravy. I had the fried shrimp with greens, rice and gravy and we shared creamed corn, baked apples and cornbread. We also took home strawberry cake, chocolate cake, peach cobbler and sweet tea. Service was friendly and helpful, restaurant was clean and cozy with two four top tables by the window and the food was flavorful and generous portions and reasonably priced leaning towards less expensive that we expected.

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Maria A.

8 March 2019

I tried this place today by simply searching for new food places in my area. I like the idea of some of the items being made to order. I got the blackened salmon, Mac n cheese, and greens. My food was pretty darn good. A little salt and pepper on the Mac n cheese and all was well. The greens were nicely seasoned. The salmon was good and the sauce was tasty. It was about a 12-15 minute wait for the salmon. I went around noon and there wasn't a line but there was a steady flow of people coming in. The fridge holds an assortment of desserts. I picked up a slice of rum cake and it was moist and delicious. My meal was $16. However, it can easily be split into two meals. I'm excited that this place is nearby. It's a great addition to the neighborhood.  Very neat and clean inside. Almost forgot, the cornbread was delicious. Warmed it up when I got home and added a little butter and it was so good!! More...

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Maxfactor C.

7 March 2019

Love Ruby's! I had been eyeballing this spot for awhile so finally decided to stop in. Spot is very inviting and the folks make you feel welcomed. Lots to choose from and I really appreciate the hostess that explains how it works and some of the popular dishes. I had the creole pasta dish for my husband and the rib tips for me. I had the greens and mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious. Greens made be feel back at home. We also tried the peach cobbler which we liked as well. Lots of peaches which is good because most places that sell peach cobbler end up being mostly crust. We will definitely return. Some dishes are a little pricey but for good food I'll take it. Plus it seems as though they have specials from time to time. More...

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Malik S.

5 March 2019

Great food delicious and fulfilling 10/10 for me. Found this restaurant online and immediately went just wanted some southern style food on a Sunday and found a spot where i can go for lunch almost everyday. Had the sweet potato waffle and fried chicken. Excellent with great flavor. Ready to try some more things off the menu. More...

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Donella H.

3 March 2019

One of Bowie's newest hidden gems that I'm grateful to have discovered. Excellent food and customer service that includes genuine hospitality and friendliness from the entire staff. Most foodies like myself dine out, not only for Quality food, but the "total experience" and Ruby's Southern Kitchen doesn't disappoint. It's a small quaint spot, with a vast menu that offers something for all. I've enjoyed the Oxtails and Ribs, which are tender to the touch. The Fried Fish is excellent and the sides are always freshly cooked. More...

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Chelsea S.

1 March 2019

Clean place, good customer service, and decent food with large portions. The place is set up nice and clean. My husband and I had the bbq chicken, Mac and cheese, and yams, rice, roasted chicken, fried chicken, peach cobbler. Not too bad, but not spectacular either. A decent meal when you don't want to  cook and want a heavier meal. It's pricey, bring your wallet and be ready to spend.Its black owned and near my house. I hope they stay around for a long time! More...

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Kalila W.

27 February 2019

Blackened Salmon tasted how i wanted it to with the creamy creole sauce.. ugh delicious! Greens on point, mac and cheese not bad! Cant wait to try more sides but im def sticking with the blackened salmon.. maybe try the oxtails on a weekend.. Service was friendly too (thank goodness)- glad to see another quality black business in the area (pitched right next to another black (African) owned establishment Samosa Supreme.. check them out too on a weekend). More...

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Darlene Spears Reed

24 February 2019

Good food and good service.

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Heather H.

23 February 2019

Googled black owned restaurants by me and this came up so I decided to try it. We got pork ribs green Mac and cheese and blackened salmon fried okra  yams and Mac and cheese corn bread banana pudding and sweet potato pie lawddddddddd Jesus I'm fat and full the food was awesome so delicious hot flavorful and the people provided great customer service very friendly sociable welcoming. I'm going to be a regular here. I LOVED IT. More...

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Melissa S.

17 February 2019

(Clapping hands)..... I just bought breakfast for the fam and it was great. The restaurant is pleasant upon entrance and so are the staff! I appreciate how they greeted me and every other customer that entered. The staff were all helpful, informative, and nice. The kitchen is open which I thought was awesome because you could see that things were being made to order. The restaurant is clean and there is complimentary coffee and tea for guests. I recommend carrying out because it is small and there are only 2 tables. The food was good. We ordered pancakes with wings, shrimp and grits, and 2 complete breakfasts. I also ordered a side of grits, fried apples, and Mac and cheese. The food was good! I wasn't crazy about the soul rolls but they were OK. Again, there wasn't anything that we ordered that wasn't excellent. The Mac and cheese tastes like momma made it - and yes, it was buttery and oily. But.... it's southern cooking! You kind of expect there to be butter, cheese, and salt involved when you go to a Soul Food spot. Ruby's is awesome and I can't wait to try them for dinner or lunch. The baked chicken and greens looked so good. Kudos to them for a well run shop. I'm glad to see them in the area and I hope that they expand and grow from here while maintaining the good quality and consistency that keeps businesses around for the long haul! I'm thrilled to support this business. More...

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N J.

16 February 2019

Wow!  What a find!  We had the bayou shrimp pasta.  Impeccable- the flavor was not hidden and the noodles were perfectly done.  We also had roasted chicken, Mac and cheese and greens.  Portions were very generous.  Wish we had found it sooner but will definitely add this to our must stop at! More...

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Daryll B.

16 February 2019

The breakfast is legitimate. This is one of those reviews that will have to be updated because, so far, I have only come here for the breakfast food.  It is difficult to get to the dinner and lunch fare because breakfast is served all damn day and I am a breakfast fiend!!!  On my to-do list is Ronnie's Blackberry Beef Short Ribs, slow cooked with blackberry demi sauce (my mouth is watering just writing it out).   Ruby's is a mainly for carry-out, however, they have a few tables and high tops where you can enjoy your meal there.  Also, I peeped some outdoor tables which will be fantastic when the weather cooperates. The parking lot was a nice size and the interior is very bright and uncluttered.  For newcomers, it can be a bit confusing trying to figure out how to place your order.  When you enter you stand in line at a steam table full of soul foods that smells divine.  I assumed that the items on the table were what you had to choose from.  I was so wrong.  Ruby's cooks all the breakfast foods from scratch.  The foods on the steam table are those that need longer cooking times and actually benefits from the additional time on the steam table.  The line may snake in front of the steam table but their menu of cooked to order items is rather lengthy.  The staffer at the cash register was able to answer all of my questions and the staff, without fail, were warm and very accommodating.  There is also an electronic touch screen on an adjacent wall where you can place your order and pay by credit card.  Utilizing either method you are given a number and the magic then commences.Let me repeat, Ruby's is cooking low country South Carolina soul food from scratch!  My favorite is the chicken and waffle.  The waffle is perfectly made light and fluffy with notes of vanilla and buttermilk.  Salted caramel drizzle is added just to send the dish over the moon.  Would that they offered real maple syrup similar to Cracker Barrel.  The star of the show is the chicken.  They serve fried chicken wings with the waffle. I prefer the barbecue chicken which is the same fried wings just tossed in some tangy sweet barbecue sauce.  Simply perfect. The combo just works.  The pancakes are thick and as big as a Red Rider wagon wheel.  Even for a hearty eater like me one was enough, maybe two if I was really hungry, and three are impossible to finish unless you are a competitive eater.  The hash browns and the grits are fantastic too.  Dem damn biscuits served with apple butter will improve your life!!!  I have yet to try the French Toast or other breakfast items but if the dishes I have tried are a prologue I am sure they will be great too.  I noticed a couple of smokers outside the restaurant so I can just imagine what the chef may have in store.  Overall the prices are moderate and very fair considering the level of effort expended to make from scratch food the right way like they do here.  I am a fan of this place and wish the Dailey, Robinson, and Crews families (the owners) and their staff well.  Ruby's Southern Kitchen has VASTLY improved the food landscape around the Bowie/Glenn Dale/Mitchellville area which is very close to being a food desert.  They also offer delivery to a limited area. I will most definitely update this review when I get around to the lunch and dinner items. [Yelp Review # 101] More...

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Nancy D.

16 February 2019

Went for breakfast today. Food was good and since the tables were available we stayed and ate there.  My husband was cold but everything else was hot. Will be returning.

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Bokeem Tray Woodbine

16 February 2019

The food came out very quickly. The staff seemed very pleasant. The establishment is clean and the staff is all black thank the Lord. #blackgirlsrock

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Michelle L.

12 February 2019

FIRST TIMER! I got there 25 minutes before closing & thank goodness it was still some Mac & cheese left! I had a craving for greens and Mac & cheese. Neither one disappointed me! I also had the sweet potatoes (candied yams) they were tender & nicely sweetened & spiced. The main features were short ribs & oxtails. OMG on both. Tender & seasoned nicely. I have only had oxtails in Caribbean restaurants & I love them but they are too heavy handed with salt. These were just right. I had rice with them & that juice from the oxtails made best friends with that rice! Then there's the lemon pound cake.......smh! The flavors were so good & you know it's homemade with all the good stuff, has that nice coarse texture like real pound cake should have not that box cake gussied up stuff. I can't wait to go back for the fried chicken with wings & some cabbage. It was too late to have them cook them tonight. And the ladies who helped me were very nice. I am so glad I finally did more than just follow, like & share on FB! Continued success!Oh & let me say what a nice place it was inside & out as far as decor. Really nice outdoor patio with table & chairs. Nice hidden gem for sure! More...

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Colleen S.

12 February 2019

Awesome southern style food here. The shrimp n grits was so cheesy and had bacon it it. The shrimp were large. Everyone else likes their food and the cornbread was the right sweetness the kids loved the chicken and Mac and cheese. You get a lot of food in one order. Will be back to try chicken and waffles. More...

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Chris R.

10 February 2019

Ruby's is a brand new restaurant opening in Bowie! We went this week after reviewing the menu and deciding we needed to try everything! The menu is traditional Southern fare and it will leave your mouth watering upon just perusing it. We started with the braised short ribs and fried shrimp. Both portions were generous and I couldn't finish mine, which meant more joy for my mouth the following day. The ribs were so flavorful, tender, and perfectly cooked. The fried shrimp also seasoned well and lightly breaded. The sides were scrumptious. Homemade mac and cheese - yes please. Yummy and gooey. My FAVORITE was the sauteed apples. I want to try all the sides but I think I will always order the sauteed apples... they were tart and sweet at the same time. Tender but not mushy. Perfectly done. Their cornbread is also amazing and beautifully complimented with their apple butter. Others tried the green beans, mashed potatoes (so creamy), and greens. Everyone was super pleased. The one slightly lackluster item was the fried okra. Everything else was just so flavorful that the fried okra felt bland in comparison. it can be remedied with a dipping sauce like ranch or hot sauce. On our second visit, I tried the oxtail. Holy exploding taste buds. I won't lie. I wanted to suck the bones dry. I really don't know which I prefer more... the ribs or oxtail. The oxtail is only available on weekends so I think it will be ribs on weeknights and oxtail on weekends!Also of note, Ruby's serves breakfast ALL DAY. More...

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Toya P.

10 February 2019

Stumbled across this place in a humble...ordered shrimp and grits sweet potatoe waffle bacon eggs and home fries...all really delicious!

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Valerie U.

8 February 2019

The restaurant is clean and the staff was courteous.  The food was seasoned well and fresh.  Really good southern food

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Portia W.

7 February 2019

Very good! Especially love the cook Cody! The snapper was amazing! As was the fried cheesecake

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Candace T.

2 February 2019

Oh my goodness. I already posted one review but I had to post again. I visited Ruby's Southern Kitchen for dinner tonight and this time I ordered the blackened salmon with the same two sides I got before (mac and cheese, holy trinity greens). The salmon was so good and moist. The creole seasoning gave it the flavor it needed. The sides were yummy just like the last time. And finally, I ordered the fried cheesecake! I had to share it with my husband because at this point I'm feeling gluttonous, but it was so delicious. It tasted like something you would get from a state fair down south. The strawberries and blueberries added a certain "freshness" to the dessert. Another slam dunk for this establishment. So glad I live close by. More...

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Mr. And Mrs. H.

26 January 2019

My second time here was last night. The staff is always wonderful and accommodating. They are pleasant and eager to serve. The place itself is super cute. I get the vibe that I'm going to a friends house to grab a bite. 3.5 stars because the oxtail is too expensive,  I don't like the fries that come with the breakfast platter and I was underwhelmed by the mac. More...

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Kim E.

26 January 2019

We are so fortunate to have Ruby's in this area. The food is fresh and quality really matters here. You'll get a big portion of homecooking for a fair price. And it is just SO good. The fish is fried to order. Try the hoppin John, greens, and sweet potatoes. More...

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DR J.

25 January 2019

My wife & I enjoyed a late lunch! If you're local you should check it out. The food is good and fresh. Note, it only has two tables inside with 4 chairs each. Plenty of outdoor seating, but wrong time of year for that! they mostly serve to go meals. More...

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Christie M.

21 January 2019

The breakfast food was amazing. Got our food within 20 minutes and it was hott and good.

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Sanovia P.

20 January 2019

I have enjoyed  the short ribs and the ox tails several times.Not the biggest fan of the biscuits but everything else has been wonderful. Service has been professional each time I have visited.Glad to know they deliver as well. More...

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John T.

20 January 2019

This place is great! Highly recommend. Everything we have tried has been above average if not great. Will definitely be regulars!

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Adaisha K.

6 January 2019

My mother heard about this restaurant from a coworker, so we made the nearly hour long drive out to Bowie from Virginia. I thought she was crazy to suggest that for a takeout restaurant, but I am glad she did! The food was amazing!We ate breakfast there and ordered some dinner to go. As others have mentioned, there are only two high top tables, but luckily other guests were just leaving and we were able to grab a table. We had the Shrimp and Grits and the Chicken and waffles. Both were very good, but the Shrimp and Grits were out of this world! I don't think I'll be able to enjoy them from any other place ever again; the bar has now been set!For dinner we ordered the Oxtails with greens and Mac n cheese and the Smothered Chicken and Hoppin Johns. Dinner was sooo good. The greens were amazing!Will definitely be returning! More...

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Jamera F.

3 January 2019

This is one of the BEST soul food restaurants I been at . They pile and load the sides in the container. Food taste amazing ! Place is very home like and pretty. More...

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Laila Y.

29 December 2018

I had the opportunity to visit this restaurant for the first time today. It's structured like a carry out but there is limited seating for up to eight people. The decor is nice, as well as the staff. They make made-to-order breakfast and lunch, and offer complementary coffee while you wait for your food to be prepared. I ordered the shrimp and grits, and the breakfast platter, which consisted of biscuits, bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns.  The shrimp and grits, although flavorful, were extremely runny. The bacon and eggs were tasty, but the hashbrowns were overly salty. The biscuits are on the sweet side. They taste good with the Applebutter. Be sure to ask for that.  The portion size was sufficient for three people to share those two entrees. I would return and try out other items on the menu. Although I would be hesitant to order hashbrowns or shrimp and grits again. I hope to be able to give this establishment five stars next time! More...

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Jody Heckman-Bose

13 December 2018

We tried Ruby's for the 1st time tonight, we will be back good. Greens and Mac and Cheese were some of the best I've ever had!

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Hana P.

12 December 2018

I realize that when a business opens, particularly a restaurant, there are kinks that need to be worked out. I kept that in mind when reading the early reviews. I just want to say that I'm so excited for the 3-4 restaurants that have opened up within Bowie this past year or so. One of my favorite types of food is Southern/Soul Food/Comfort Food so I was really excited that Ruby's opened in my backyard.Chicken and waffles is perhaps one of my top 3 favorite dishes, so whenever a restaurant offers it I have to order it. I was intrigued by the sweet potato waffle offered at Ruby's so I went ahead and ordered it, along with a side of bacon, and then took a seat on the pretty blue sofa.Ten minutes after ordering, I was told that the waffle maker stopped working and I had to order something else. I was disappointed, but understanding that things happen. I started making conversation with some gentlemen in there who order there pretty frequently and they gave me some other suggestions. By the time I had decided on shrimp and grits, the owner came out and said that the waffle maker had been fixed and they were going to give me a refund and comp my meal. TALK ABOUT EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! You cannot prevent things from happening, but how you take care of your customer is what is important!Now about the food - 4 huge slices of bacon that were perfectly cooked and delicious! The butter had a sweetness to it and combined with the caramel drizzle, I did not even need any syrup. The chicken wings were fried perfectly, but I do wish they were slightly larger OR that they included a thigh or drumstick. I am going to make sure I go back to try the oxtails and the shrimp and grits before the year is over! More...

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Oladoyin O.

8 December 2018

Delicious Chicken and Sweet Potato waffles! I also had some apple butter on the side, which I love! The waffles came with a caramel drizzle that was to die for. The waffle was very buttery and soft. I wasn't a huge fan of the cornbread but the waffles made up for it! Not much room for seating, so I recommend this place for carry out only. I can't wait to come back and try the short ribs and the bread pudding. More...

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Jason Cunningham

7 December 2018

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Eff M.

2 December 2018

I loved this place! My friends and I went on our way to a Christmas concert last night and had delicious food.If you're a vegetarian, you might be pretty limited, but the food is tasty and the people are friendly.A lot of reviews talk about there not being anywhere to sit, which is only partially true: there are a very limited number of places to sit; it's mostly takeout, but if you were definitely going to eat there, you probably wouldn't have to eat in your car!I ordered the blackened salmon, which was a tad over, IMO, but very well seasoned, and in a wonderfully flavorful cream sauce that worked very well with the mashed potatoes I ordered just because there was no one to tell me I couldn't (since I also got mac'n'cheese).My sister had the fried shrimp (delightfully cornmeal battered), the very rich (and meaty) greens, and the candied yams (which were a little hard for my taste).I wish I'd tried dessert... But that just gives me a reason to go back next time I'm here. More...

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Brittany Louise Anewalt

28 November 2018

Everything I’ve ordered has been perfectly cooked and seasoned! Nothing is too salty or greasy. My most recent order was the blackened salmon with mashed potatoes and holy trinity greens and I’m obsessed. My husband got his usual fried chicken wings, Mac n cheese and greens. Best salmon and fried chicken I have ever had. Clearly they are using fresh, quality ingredients. I really can’t say enough positive things about this place. Not to mention it’s so great to see more small business eateries coming to Bowie. Y’all need to go ASAP! More...

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Gretchen K.

20 November 2018

Shrimp and grits were amazing!! And fried green tomatoes and sweet potato waffles! Cant wait to try everything!!!

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Peter McDonough

18 November 2018

So good to have a good food independent in Bowie. Wonderful food. My wife had the braised short ribs with greens and rice and gravy. I had the fried shrimp with greens, rice and gravy and we shared creamed corn, baked apples and cornbread. We also took home strawberry cake, chocolate cake, peach cobbler and sweet tea. Service was friendly and helpful, restaurant was clean and cozy with two four top tables by the window and the food was flavorful and generous portions and reasonably priced leaning towards less expensive that we expected. More...

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Ellen C. Livingston

18 November 2018

Delicious Soul food with generous portions. Lots of choices.

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Harvey B.

15 November 2018

Great food and great music while you wait!  I've enjoyed the breakfast and dinner fare.  The cornbread, greens, mac-cheese and ox tails are my favorite. The food tastes like your Grandmomma cooked it! More...

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Billy Z.

11 November 2018

Wow.This Food is on point and you can tell it's homemade. Anyone yelping this is bad isn't giving a new place of business a chance to get the kinks out. Highlights are green beans with a little piece of the stalk in there - just like when I was a kid and we picked from the garden - every once in a while you would get a piece of green bean stalk. It reminded me of my grandma's cooking. Mashed Potatoes with a few large lumps.... like grandmas and like mine now that I cook like my grandma did.Ox tail!!!! Oh man - you can tell that was slow cooked for at least 4 hours as the fat was rendering into the gravy. Classic chicken and waffles with a few full wings, bone included - so if you are looking for the big city chicken and waffles go somewhere else. If you want it like grandma made hit this place up and stop bugging.I took the family here and my wife is picky about fish as she doesn't eat meat and she loves the salmon, great flavor - not fishy, perfectly blackened. Biscuit and gravy was on pointWe all just about licked our plates clean and the dog got a few scraps and came back for the ox tail bone... Well done and we wish the business the success it deserves. More...

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Mimi M.

11 November 2018

The food is quite good. We had short ribs and salmon, both entrees came with 2 tasty sides. My only complaint: The "blackened" salmon wasn't black at all; figure out how to make real blackened salmon and I will be a regular customer. That's just something I love. Ha! More...

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Hannah M.

10 November 2018

Just went to Rubies for the second time in 2 days...being from down south it is hard to find real southern cooking this far north...this place stays true to the south and southern flavors...I got the wing special with greens and Mac and cheese and my daughter got the ox tails...both excellent...can't wait to try the next thing!! More...

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Natalie M.

8 November 2018

Came in tonight and ordered the Fried Whiting Dinner w/ Rice & Gravy and Mac N Cheese.  I also got the Bread Pudding and the meal came with cornbread.Pros: -Friendly staff-Bread Pudding and Cornbread = AMAZING (some of the best I've ever had!)-Rice and Gravy was tastyThe whiting and Mac n cheese lacked a little flavor.  Overall, worth a second try. More...

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Mei C.

30 October 2018

Saw this place on my gps on our way home during lunch time. Thought we'll try it. They have ready-to-serve food on their counter. Almost all their veggies are over-cooked, but their meats are well-cooked. Oxtail is tender, tasty, comes off the bone easily, a little oily though. Short ribs with blackberry sauce is pretty good, less oily. Blackened salmon is moist, the creole sauce helps. Fried chicken wings is salty and oily. (Frying oil not hot enough?) Green beans, collard green, cabbage are overcooked turning to mushy. Candied sweet potato is too sweet. I like their sautéed apple better, it is firm, with hint of lemon zest and cinnamon. Their rice is good, not too soggy. Corn bread is huge, crumbly, but just the right taste for me. The lady cashier is patient and friendly. Bless her heart. More...

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Stephanie G.

25 October 2018

They are currently having a soft opening period, but they are already performing over-the-top right out of the box! Open 7 days and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. WHO DOES THAT? Ruby's Southern Kitchen has GOT it! Recommend you go GET it! More...

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Ryan C.

21 October 2018

This Southern style resturant is just what i needed! The food is amazing and the service is great! I'm coming back again to get some of that Mac and cheese and fried chicken! I definitely will be recommending to my friends! More...

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Daneen M.

20 October 2018

New restaurant in Bowie But Don't be dismayed when you find there's only 2 inside tables for seating.   Be prepared for takeout during cooler months.  Adequate parking. Walk in to a quaint seating area for 3 where you wait for your order. Customer Service: Self-service kiosk ordering is cool and convenient, except when you order something that they are out of for the day and you don't know until you pickup your order like Dana's Soul Rolls (Bummer!).  I'm sure the first few days getting ready for the opening were extremely exhausting for the staff so I'm giving the cashier a pass this time. NO SMILE, NO HELLO, NO MAY I HELP YOU. Seems like all he wanted was a pillow and a bed. Let's see what happens on my next visit.  Yep, there will be a next visit!!Food:Delish!  Martha's Fried Green Tomatoes w/a parmesan coating was very good with great texture.   Creole Shrimp and Grits had Fantastic Flavor! I have to stop a minute and savor the flavors still on my tongue. Ahhhhh! Ok I'm back.  Buttermilk Pancakes with Fried Apples on the side was sooooo good. The apples had just the right amount of cinnamon. Cost:$$ You can afford to treat your friend to a meal and buy a dessert for later. Overall: Great Food, Timely Service and will try other items on my next visit. Maybe Ralph Deep Fried Chicken Wings or Sheilas Caesar Salad. More...

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Jennifer T.

20 October 2018

Just left there 2 hours ago and boy am I glad we decided to stop for some carry out lunch! Oxtail, fried chicken wings are AMAZING!!!  The only item that was slightly underwhelming were the candied yams. We will definitely come back as I can't wait to try the shrimp pasta, salmon and the bananas foster French toast!!!! More...

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Chantel E.

19 October 2018

Wow this place is amazing! The food is fire!Everything I had was delicious and it tasted just like it would if one of your culinary creative relatives made it. I literally have no complaints. This food has soul, love and deliciousness. It's nice to have some great down home cooking right in the heart of Bowie. More...

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