After a day of bad meal choices (Spicy noodles and bamboo shoots for breakfast, and bad sushi from Sushi Roku for lunch... neither one settled very well in my stomach), Ruby's was my savior... my savory savior. Mm...
I haven't been this excited for a meal since Broken Yolk Cafe. I love me some Johnny Rocket's, but it's just not as good as Ruby's... the shakes are better, menu is more extensive, and the Diner is more colorful and upbeat. It's like comparing Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman. They're both very talented actresses from Australia who share a strong resemblance, but Nicole Kidman is in a higher league.
I've had the Orange 50/50 shake here, and it was really good... but the other day, I had a Strawberry Shake and it was like the pie that Harry Osbourne had in Spider-Man 3. ::tilts head and rolls eyes back:: soo goood ::big giddy smile:: I also had a taste of my friend Patrick's Peanut Butter shake, and it was like sweet mud sliding down my tongue.
Their menu made it easy to put together a meal and allowed many combinations. First, you choose the type of stuff you want on your burger. Then you pick the kind of patty you want. This includes beef, turkey, and garden. I got the Santa Fe Burger with a garden patty, while Patrick and our friend Jose got the Hickory BBQ burgers.
I have to admit though, I prefer Johnny Rocket's fat fries, and KFC's coleslaw. Lucille's garden burger is probably tastier, but this one was still delicious.
We had a very good server. Very polite. It wasn't too crowded at the time we went, so that was good. I didn't see any of those high schoolers everyone talks about. Probably because it was a school night.
By the way, if anyone needs a job, Ruby's is hiring servers and hosts. Think of the great uniform you get to wear.
Here ends my name-dropping review.