Basket Review No. 28: Ruby Tuesday

I had never previously been to Ruby Tuesday. And the only reason I went there was because I couldn’t use my Texas Roadhouse gift card, because Texas Roadhouse didn’t open till 3:30.

But I’m glad Texas Roadhouse wasn’t open, because Ruby Tuesday’s basket was an extremely pleasant surprise.

I didn’t necessarily go in with low expectations, I just hadn’t previously been there. I didn’t know what to expect.

The hand-breaded chicken tenders were wonderful. They were crispy, salty, juicy; everything I like. It was some of the best breading I’ve ever had.


The fries were a touch too salty but were good. The ranch was a little runny for my liking but it tasted nice.

The basket came with coleslaw and zucchini pickles, neither of which were very good. The pickles were sweet, which was an unpleasant surprise. Dill pickles are a million times better than sweet pickles and that’s just a fact. And the coleslaw was bland. But I won’t hold it against them.

Overall, I give Ruby Tuesday an 8.6. Really good basket, almost good enough to dethrone Chumley’s, but not quite. Chumley’s beer-battered strips still reign supreme.

Ruby Tuesday is, however, the current chicken strip king of the chain restaurants. What a dark horse.

Usually I would recommend exploring a restaurant’s menu and trying whatever catches your eye. But don’t do that if you go here. Order the chicken strips. 8.6.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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