With deep southern roots, it should come as no surprise that Ruth’s Chris Steak House knows a thing or two about southern cooking.
In fact, Ruth’s Chris Steak House began over four decades ago when Ruth Fertel, a divorced mother of two, mortgaged her home for $22,000 to buy a small 60-seat restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her great southern specials, enthusiasm, and determination helped make her business a success. Although the restaurant grew into a large franchise, Ruth’s Chris still maintains that great southern cooking.
Let’s take a look at some of our guests’ Ruth’s Chris Steak House southern favorites.
Southern Seafood Specialties at Ruth’s Chris
Although many people think of “steak” when they hear of Ruth’s Chris, our restaurant offers a variety of southern seafood options, which satisfy any Southern food craving.
Does it get any more Southern than ‘creole?’ Ruth’s Chris Shrimp Remoulade features chilled jumbo shrimp accompanied with a creole remoulade sauce. Or, choose to top our shrimp with a New Orleans-style cocktail sauce for a classic Southern approach.
Our Barbecued Shrimp is sautéed New Orleans style in reduced white wine, butter, garlic and spices, perfect for making you feel like you are actually in Louisiana.
Lastly, our shrimp and grits, which are sautéed in reduced white wine, butter, garlic, and spices, are served over jalapeno-cheese grits cakes. With crumbled bacon sprinkled over-top, there’s not much more that is reminiscent of the south!
Southern Specialty Sides at Ruth’s Chris
If you are looking for some southern comfort food to complement your steak or seafood, we definitely have options up your alley!
For vegetables, we recommend our creamed spinach. As a Ruth’s Chris classic it is a must try for sure! You’ll also need to try our roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and honey butter or our grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce – both are fan favorites!
Next, our potato signature sides are not to be missed. Ruth’s Chris homemade sweet potato casserole features a pecan crust and is the perfect comfort food. Finally, our perfectly cheesy potatoes au gratin are a Deep South dish that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Southern Dessert Specialties at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
At Ruth’s Chris, we believe that a meal is not over unless there is a little dessert on the side. Some of our Southern dessert specialties include our mouthwatering white chocolate bread pudding, complete with your choice of a spirited crème anglaise. Additionally, guests looking for a Southern comfort dessert opt for our warm apple crumb tart, topped with cold vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House for Southern Specialties
We encourage you to visit one of our Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations and try our Southern comfort options for yourself! Schedule a reservation online for your next date night or family outing and enjoy delicious food and a relaxed dining experience that is sure to be unforgettable.