Friday, January 9, 2015

Why Not Ruby Tuesday?

Maybe our local Ruby Tuesday Restaurant is an exception, but we like it just fine… The company has been struggling a bit as of late but if all of their restaurants were as competent as our local outpost, they should have plenty of customers.  Of course the fact that the company’s headquarters is nearby in Maryville Tennessee, may be a positive driving factor…

(Note to East Tennesseans: Ruby Tuesday was founded by a University of Tennessee graduate!)

This is not the restaurant that we frequent in Lenoir City Tennessee… I took this photo from Wikipedia as we hadn’t taken a recent exterior photo of ‘our’ location.  Most of the restaurants have a ‘look’ much like this one.

Ruby Tuesday Inc. is an American multinational foodservice retailer that owns, operates, and franchises Ruby Tuesday restaurants.  The company has 850 restaurants in 47 states and 15 countries.  The international locations include such diverse countries as Egypt, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland and Saudi Arabia.

Note: The restaurant's name was taken directly from The Rolling Stones song, "Ruby Tuesday", which was popular during the time of the first restaurant's inception.  The song was a number-one hit in the United States.

OK, on to the food!  This is the Thai Phoon Shrimp, a half-pound of tender, crispy shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy chile sauce. ($9.99) Laurie and I really like this appetizer!  We order it almost every time that we dine at Ruby Tuesday…

When ordering dinner, we frequently take advantage of Ruby Tuesday’s nice salad bar.  It comes with dinner as one of your sides.  This was my overloaded salad plate.  Everything was fresh and it was really a meal in itself…

For my entrée, I ordered the Herb-Crusted Tilapia. ($12.99) The Tilapia was crusted with panko bread crumbs and then topped with lemon-butter sauce.  My second side was the grilled zucchini.  I really liked both the Tilapia and the zucchini!

For her dinner, Laurie ordered the Chicken Bella. ($13.59) Her entrée consisted of sautéed baby portabella mushrooms and artichokes in a Parmesan cream sauce over a fresh, grilled chicken breast.  For her sides, she chose the onion rings and the grilled zucchini.  She really enjoyed her meal!  It was all fresh and nicely seasoned…

FYI… If you go on-line, you may be able to find coupons for Ruby Tuesday.  Commonly, they’re “Buy one meal and get 50% off the second meal at the same or lower price”. 

“Our” Ruby Tuesday is located at the interchange with US 321 and I-75 in Lenoir City Tennessee.  The address is 120 Interchange Park Lane.  Phone: 865-986-0973.  Ruby Tuesday’s website can be found at

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by and sharing dinner with us!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Good looking meals Dave. Glad to see you are supporting the local economy.

  2. I do like Ruby Tuesday with their new menu. Pretty healthy meal there Papa!

  3. We haven't been to a Ruby Tuesdays in ages. Looks like the food has improved and the menu updated since our last visit.

  4. Dear Dave, Both meals do look nice and appetizing.
    I know we have one near by; I should give it a try. Have a great weekend. Catherine

  5. What a pretty name for a restaurant, I love the song...and this restaurant's food looks delicious!

  6. I still like Ruby Tuesday's better than similar chains, but I am a little unhappy they took the cottage cheese and other goodies out of the salad bar and removed that great shrimp appetizer they used to have from the menu. We do like the new shrimp appetizer as well, but David doesn't like the bigger shrimp.