Ruby Tuesday at a Glance COST:  $$$ SERVICE:  *** FOOD:  *** ATMOSPHERE:  *** STYLE:  Casual Dining BASE:  Locally Based/International Chain HOURS:  Open Daily 11am - 11pm (varies by location) RATING:  ***                              **** HEALTH INSPECTION RATING:   Last Available Posted Score Posted Above. Official Website:
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Additional Menu Items Available Full Bar:  Beer, Wine & Spirits + Non Alcoholic Beverages This page last updated 01/12/2012 4834 North Broadway, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-689-7793 82   (06/21/2010)  750 Brakebill Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-971-1799 79   (04/22/2010)  7406 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-577-4070 80   (06/01/2010)  508 East Emory Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-938-9102 84   (06/15/2010) 6606 Clinton Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-938-0141 75   (05/19/2010)  9637 Kroger Park Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-692-0224 86   (06/10/2010)  375 Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 865-482-9286 92   (10/20/2011)  2055 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN (in Airport) 865-984-0407 94   (11/22/2011)  109 Furrow Way, Alcoa, Tennessee 865-379-8321 90   (08/25/2011) 751 Watkins Road, Maryville, Tennessee 865-980-9666 98   (02/14/2009)  120 Interchange Park Lane, Lenoir City, Tennessee 865-986-0973 90   (12/20/2011)         Shareables Spinach Artichoke Dip Made fresh with tender artichoke hearts and creamy Parmesan cheese. Served with crisp tortilla chips. 7.99 Fresh Guacamole Dip We make it to order with ripe avocados, fresh pico de gallo, and salsa. Served with crisp tortilla chips. 8.99 Thai Phoon Shrimp It’s the perfect storm of texture and flavors.  Tender, crispy shrimp folded into a fiery-yet-sweet chile sauce.  8.99 Shrimp Sampler Golden-fried shrimp served three ways:  Asian Sesame with a peanut- barbecue glaze, Thai Phoon with a sweet chile sauce, and spicy Cajun with sriracha ranch. 10.99 Asian Dumplings Filled with a blend of chicken and seasonings, then steamed and seared. Served with sesame-peanut sauce.  7.99 Southwestern Spring Rolls Grilled chicken, veggies, black beans, cheeses, and cilantro wrapped in tortillas and fried. Served with ranch dressing. 7.49 Fire Wings Tender chicken wings, in mild or hot Buffalo sauce. 7.99 Buffalo Shrimp Crisp, golden-brown fried shrimp tossed in a mild or hot Buffalo sauce. 8.99 Shrimp Fondue A blend of spicy shrimp, creamy cheese, and fresh pico de gallo. Served with crisp tortilla chips. 7.99 Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Premium jumbo lump crab meat seared to a golden brown. With sweet, spicy chile sauce. 10.99 Four Way Sampler Crispy chicken strips, fire wings, southwestern spring rolls, and fried mozzarella. 11.99 Queso & Chips Smooth and spicy cheese dip. Served with crisp tortilla chips. 6.99 Fried Mozzarella Served with marinara. 6.99 Chicken Tenders Golden-fried chicken tenders. Served with honey mustard sauce. 7.99 Grilled Chicken Quesadilla Grilled chicken, shredded Swiss and cheddar cheeses, and fresh pico de gallo get wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla.  8.99 Garden Fresh Salads All made with fresh lettuce, garden vegetables, and your choice of dressing.  Served with our Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits. Fresh Garden Bar After 3pm add $1.00 7.99 Grilled Chicken Salad Sliced, grilled chicken tops a fresh salad mix, peas, grated Parmesan, bacon, and those famous croutons. Served with tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.  9.99 Carolina Chicken Salad Salad mix, fried chicken tenders, peas, cheddar cheese, bacon, croutons, and almond slivers. Served with tomatoes, cucumbers, and shredded carrots. 8.99 Grilled Salmon Salad A grilled salmon filet on a bed of fresh greens, peas, grated Parmesan, and croutons. Served with tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. 13.99 Fork-Tender Ribs Served with Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits and two sides. Classic Barbecue Baby-Back Ribs Our half-rack slow-cooked for hours then covered with our tangy barbecue sauce. 13.99 Memphis Dry Rub Baby-Back Ribs Our signature half-rack dusted with our secret dry rub recipe and roasted to fall-off-the-bone tenderness. 13.99 Asian Sesame Glazed Baby-Back Ribs A half-rack slow-cooked then covered with our peanut-barbecue sauce to give it a sweet and tangy kick. Garnished with sesame seeds. 13.99 Premium Seafood Served with Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits and two sides. Creole Catch Flaky, mild white fish seasoned with Creole spices and broiled.  with fresh, grilled zucchini and roasted spaghetti squash. 12.99 New Orleans Seafood Creole-seasoned tilapia with sautéed shrimp and Parmesan cream.  14.99 Trout Almondine Two rainbow trout filets lightly breaded, gently fried, drizzled with lemon butter, and topped with almonds. 13.99 Jumbo Skewered Shrimp Jumbo shrimp, gently cooked on the griddle, and brushed with seasoned scampi butter. 14.99 Asian Glazed Salmon Grilled salmon glazed with a sweet and tangy peanut-barbecue sauce. Accented with sesame seeds.  14.99 Salmon Florentine Flavorful and flaky salmon with spinach and artichoke sauce, topped with grated Parmesan.  14.99 Crab Cake Dinner One crab cake made from fresh, premium jumbo lump crab meat and seared to a golden brown.  Add a second crab cake for $3 extra. 14.99 Grilled Salmon Flavorful and flaky salmon that is lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection, served with fresh, grilled zucchini and roasted spaghetti squash. 14.99 Herb-Crusted Tilapia Tender, mild tilapia crusted with panko garlic bread crumbs and topped with lemon-butter sauce.  13.99 Tilapia Trio Separately topped with mango salsa, a Tuscan spinach cream sauce, and basil pesto. Served over brown-rice pilaf as your side.  14.49 Louisiana Fried Shrimp A generous portion of crisp, golden-brown shrimp, with a bit of Cajun spice in the breading. Served with a side of our sweet, spicy chile sauce.  12.99 Fresh Handcrafted Burgers Our handcrafted burgers are fresh, never frozen 100% USDA Choice beef. Prime Burgers are the best of the best, made from fresh, 100% USDA Prime beef. Less than 3% of beef is graded Prime.  We make all of our burgers to order with only the freshest ingredients.  All are topped with fresh leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and Ruby’s mayonnaise.  Choice burgers are also topped with pickles and red onions.  Served with two sides. Ruby’s Classic Burger* The American classic, perfected.  8.99 Classic Cheeseburger* With American cheese.  9.99 Bacon Cheeseburger* With applewood smoked bacon and American cheese. 10.99 Alpine Swiss Burger* With Swiss cheese and sautéed baby portabella mushrooms. 10.99 Triple Prime Burger* Made from fresh, 100% USDA Prime beef. 10.49 Triple Prime Cheddar Burger* Topped with aged New York cheddar. 11.49 Triple Prime Bacon Cheddar Burger* With aged New York cheddar and applewood smoked bacon.  12.49 Turkey Burger Premium ground turkey with savory seasonings. Served with red onions and pickles. 9.99 Boston Blue Burger* Topped with blue cheese crumbles, crisp onion rings, and our house- made Boston barbecue sauce. 10.99 Smokehouse Burger* Topped with aged New York cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, tangy barbecue sauce, and crisp onion rings.  10.99 Chicken BLT A crispy fried chicken breast, topped with Swiss cheese, pickles, and applewood smoked bacon. 10.99 Avocado Grilled Chicken Sandwich All-natural grilled chicken breast topped with Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and sliced avocado. 11.49 Buffalo Chicken Burger A tender, crispy chicken breast tossed in spicy Buffalo sauce. Topped with melted Swiss cheese and pickles.  10.49 Avocado Turkey Burger Topped with fresh avocado, Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, red onions, and pickles. 10.99 Entrees This feast includes our Made-from-Scratch Biscuits, a Berry Good Yogurt Parfait (or Fresh Garden Bar for 99¢ extra), and an entrée of your choice. MINI BENEDICTS Ruby’s version of the classic! Served on a toasted bun with fresh lettuce, tomato, cheesy scrambled eggs, and Hollandaise sauce. Served with brunch potatoes. -STEAK* Seasoned just right and seared to perfection. 11.99 -CRISPY SOUTHERN CHICKEN Golden-brown fried chicken. 9.99 SUNRISE QUESADILLAS Cheesy scrambled eggs in a flour tortilla. Served with Hollandaise sauce, sour cream, and salsa. -CALIFORNIA CLUB Swiss and cheddar cheeses, chicken, avocado, bacon, and diced tomatoes.  12.99 BACON AVOCADO Avocados with Swiss and cheddar cheeses, plus bacon.  11.99 OMELETS Our light and fluffy cheese omelets are served with brunch potatoes. -SPINACH & MUSHROOM Baby portabella mushrooms, Swiss cheese, artichokes, and a creamy spinach sauce.  10.99 -WESTERN Green and red peppers, ham, cheese, bacon, and diced onions.  10.99 -CHICKEN Grilled chicken, baby portabella mushrooms, and artichokes enrobed in our creamy spinach sauce with Swiss cheese. 11.99 -CRABACADO Sweet, rich jumbo lump crab meat, fresh, ripe avocado slices, Swiss cheese, and creamy Parmesan sauce. 12.99 CRÊPES These stylishly thin and feathery-light pancakes are filled with something sweet or something savory. Garnished with seasonal fresh fruit. -CRANAPPLE Filled with sweet baked apples and cranberries, then topped with a bit of the cranapple goodness, plus caramel sauce. Served with syrup.  10.99 -BELLA CHICKEN Stuffed with chicken, portabella mushrooms, Swiss cheese, artichokes, and a creamy spinach sauce. 11.99 STEAK* & EGGS Our petite sirloin, seasoned and perfectly cooked, combined with cheesy, scrambled eggs. Served with brunch potatoes and garnished with fresh seasonal fruit. 14.99 FRENCH TOAST Two pieces of buttery brioche bread dipped in a creamy egg batter, griddled ‘til golden, then dusted with powdered sugar. Served with syrup and garnished with fresh seasonal fruit. 10.99 Born in Knoxville by a group of U.T. students, the original restaurant opened on Twentieth Street and Cumberland Avenue.  The location is now home to a different restaurant that is unaffiliated with RT.  As with many other locations, Ruby’s has distanced themselves from the restaurant of yesteryear and has adapted to an aggressive restaurant concept that will not tolerate average or below profit.  A corporate move from Alabama to Maryville, Tennessee brought a new cooking academy and training facility and a new home to Ruby Tuesday.  Today’s Ruby is an aggressive business.  In the early 2000’s a Ruby Tuesday was going up on every major street corner in the Knoxville area.  The chain was as prevelent as CVS and Walgreen’s.  One concept is not enough, we have always been told to diversify and that is exactly what RT’s has done.  Ruby’s has operated a number of different restaurants, mostly failures but to include Tia’s Tex-Mex, L & N Seafood Grill, Silver Spoon Grill, Mozzarella’s Cafe, Jim & Nicks BBQ and recently acquired Wok Hay and a start up restaurant of their own Marlin & Ray’s.  Regardless, if the quarter ends on a sour note, Ruby’s will react by drastically changing their menu, decor, and target menu items.  The chain, originally clad with red & white table cloths-the RT we 1980-90’s people remember has changed to the brown-tan, black, white plated offerings of todays Ruby Tuesday.  Since it’s introduction the salad bar or garden bar has remained above average for the most part.  Some locations that are less traveled have some bad ingredients on the bar which might tend to sting the tongue and tighten the stomach. While Ruby’s does well, the corporate management will not the chain gain an identity.  The menu has no signature items that are more than 6 months old.  Aggressive driving is a quick recipe for disaster.  The only thing at RT’s that is more than two years old is the salad bar.  It’s time to slow down, settle on some signature recipes and keep them there.  If corporate meetings are necessary, don’t discuss whats going on in the dining room, let it be for a few years and establish an identity for RT along with some signature offerings that you will be known for 10 years from now.  STOP changing yourself every four months.  Sandy STOP it! Sliced Sirloin* 8.99 Zucchini Cakes 8.99 Grilled Salmon 8.99 Grilled Chicken Salad 7.99 Carolina Chicken Salad 6.99 Petite Lunch Plates Some of your current favorites, sized just right for midday. Plates are served with white cheddar mashed potatoes and fresh, steamed broccoli (excludes salads and pasta dishes).  Served until 3 p.m. Mon - Fri. Trout Almondine 8.99 Jumbo Shrimp Scampi 9.99 Spaghetti Squash Marinara Pasta 8.99 Chicken Fresco 7.99 Parmesan Shrimp Pasta 9.99 Lunch Fresh Combinations Served until 3pm Monday - Friday.  Served with Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits. Freshly Made Soup & Garden Bar Enjoy a bowl of white bean chicken chili or broccoli & cheese soup. Paired with your choice of our Fresh Garden Bar or Garden Salad.  After 3 pm add $1 8.99 Minis & Garden Bar Choose one of our mini masterpieces from below and pair your selection with our Fresh Garden Bar, Garden Salad, or Freshly Made Soup. Each served with fries. Ruby Minis USDA Choice minis topped with American cheese, Ruby’s mayonnaise,  ketchup, and a crisp pickle.  After 3 pm add $1 8.99 Buffalo Chicken Minis Golden-fried chicken tossed in spicy Buffalo sauce with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and Ruby’s mayonnaise.  After 3 pm add $1. 8.99 Turkey Minis Juicy and full of flavor. Topped with lettuce, tomato, a crisp pickle, and Ruby’s mayonnaise. After 3 pm add $1. 8.99 Zucchini Cake Minis Made in-house with red peppers and feta cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and Ruby’s mayonnaise.  After 3 pm add $1. 8.99 Veggie Trio & Garden Bar Choose three of our delicious sides to create your own fresh meal. Enjoy with your choice of our Fresh Garden Bar, Garden Salad, or Freshly Made Soup. After 3 pm add $1. 8.99 Chicken Quesadilla & Garden Bar Grilled chicken, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, and fresh pico de gallo, wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla. Served with your choice of our Fresh Garden Bar, Garden Salad, or Freshly Made Soup. After 3 pm add $1. 10.99 Pasta Classics Served with Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits. Parmesan Shrimp Pasta Tender, spicy shrimp are seasoned and sautéed, then served over penne pasta in Parmesan cream sauce and accented with diced tomatoes.  13.99 Lobster Carbonara Chunks of tender lobster are blended with a rich Parmesan cream sauce and tossed with spring peas, chopped bacon, and served over tender linguini pasta. 16.99 Spaghetti Squash Marinara Red pepper marinara tossed with roasted spaghetti squash and tender zucchini. 11.99 Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo Seasoned chicken tossed with tender linguini pasta, sautéed baby portabella mushrooms, green peas, and rich Parmesan cream sauce. 12.99 Parmesan Chicken Pasta Breaded chicken breast served over al dente penne tossed in Parmesan cream sauce, then finished with marinara and melted Swiss.  12.99 Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Seasoned all-natural chicken and fresh broccoli served over penne pasta in a Parmesan cream sauce. 12.99 Fresh All-Natural Chicken Served with Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits and two sides. Chicken Fresco A juicy, all-natural grilled chicken breast with tomatoes, lemon butter, and a splash of balsamic vinaigrette. 12.99 Chicken Bella Sautéed baby portabella mushrooms and artichokes in a Parmesan cream sauce over a fresh, grilled chicken breast, served with fresh, grilled zucchini and roasted spaghetti squash. 13.49 Barbecue Grilled Chicken A chicken breast, seasoned and grilled to perfection then smothered in our house-made Boston barbecue sauce, served with fresh, grilled zucchini and roasted spaghetti squash.  11.99 Chicken Three Ways Tender, all-natural chicken breasts done three ways: Fresco, bella, and mango salsa as toppings. Served over brown-rice pilaf as your side. 14.49 Fresh. Fresh. Sides.  1.99 each Fresh Grilled Zucchini French Fries Sugar Snap Peas Onion Rings Fresh Steamed Broccoli Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Fresh Grilled Green Beans Brown-Rice Pilaf Fresh Baked Potato Roasted Spaghetti Squash Sliced Tomatoes w/vinaigrette White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Premium Sides 2.99 each Sweet Potato Fries Loaded Baked Potato (when available) Fresh Grilled Asparagus Baked Mac ‘n Cheese Steakhouse Steaks Served with Made-From-Scratch Garlic Cheese Biscuits and two sides.   Steaks are seared to perfection and topped with seasoned butter. Petite Sirloin* Served with fresh, grilled zucchini and roasted spaghetti squash. 11.99 Top Sirloin* Seared to perfection. 13.99 Chef’s Cut Sirloin* A generous cut full of flavor.  15.99 Rib Eye* A generous cut with just the right seasoning and plenty of great taste.  16.99 Desserts Tiramisu Lady finger cakes are soaked in coffee liqueur and rum, layered between mascarpone and whipped cream, then enrobed in creamy icing. 4.99 Berry Good Yogurt Parfait Rich and creamy, good-for-you yogurt with a sweet blackberry topping and the crunch of granola. 2.99 Double Chocolate Cake With a melted heart of chocolate. Served with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream and accented with strawberry sauce. 5.99 Gourmet Cupcakes Moist, delicious and the perfect size to satisfy your craving for something sweet. Scrumptious Red Velvet and yummy Carrot Cake, both topped with a vanilla cream icing.  Two cupcakes or add $2 for two more. 2.99 Italian Cream Cake Moist buttermilk and walnut cake, layered with cool cream cheese and accented with a dusting of toasted coconut.  4.99 New York Cheesecake Thick, rich, and creamy. Topped with a generous blanket of blackberry sauce, made with plump ripe berries. 4.99 Blondie A warm blonde brownie with chunks of chocolate and crunchy nuts. Served with vanilla ice cream.  Single size also available for $2.99. 4.99 Kids Entrees If you’re not a kid but can’t resist ordering from this menu, we’ll have to charge an additional $2. Pasta Choose from Pasta Marinara or Mac 'n Cheese. 3.99   Sunday Brunch Menu