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Ruthie's Chicken & Dairy Twist

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201 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI 49615-9589
11:00 - 20:00
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Bad Fallingbostel, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Ice cream with a wonderful taste. We have seen Ruthie's on a walk around Bellaire. And we have make the best decision for the day.

Thank Jens Z
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a scoop of ice cream as a group and the Hudsonville ice cream was delicious. We were shocked by the size of the scoops. We ordered the small which was at least 12 oz of ice cream, way too much than anyone wanted. We heard other patrons also comment on the size of a small. It's great... More 

Thank Gogi365
Bellaire, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is super accommodating! The ice cream, especially the soft serve is delicious!! Many family members live the sodas and sundaes! Great place to end a hot, busy, summer day!!

Thank Bellaire56
landstuhl GE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Best prices of quick "bar" styled food..wings..frieds..burgers... and the Icecream was great...they had real Superman Icecream!!... qaunit old fashioned Mom and Pops business Will go again for sure

Thank cutiecilla
Collierville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Don't get a large cone unless you want a quart of ice cream! Ice cream cones from Ruthies are a family tradition for us but I've never tried their food.

Thank jcscville
Lansing, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Ruthie's is just down the street from Shorts and frequently has a crowd around the building. The inside is quaint with a multitude of wind chines. The service was prompt and friendly. My wife ordered a pizza bagel and I ordered a butterfinger blizzard. The bagel was flavorful with lots of topping and cheese. The blizzard had lots of butterfinger... More 

Thank jcseagull
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Good ice cream just the wait is long on summer nights. The place is small and crowded and needs some cleaning.

Thank TimCNovi_Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Like an ice cream, shake, soft serve? They have it. But also fast food sandwiches and such. Can eat indoors (small) or outside (large). A go to on a hot day or if you just want a cone.

Thank Debbie G
Bellaire, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Excellent selection of ice cream specialities, Hudsonville ice cream or soft serve.The food choices are also tasty. The place is very busy which is a good sign! They cater to the little ones as well.

Thank Bobbi L
Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Kids leave for Ruthie's, while adults linger over drinks at Toonies. Really good moose track ice cream, and soft serve blends. Always busy, be patient, it's worth it.

Thank sunnyvaca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI 49615-9589
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
231-533-8538 Ruthie's is a special destination in the town of Bellaire. Must visit! We always go for ice cream creations, but the food is good too. The ceiling and walls are decorated with vintage kitchen stuff. It is open It is open seasonally, but in season, the people are lined up out the door. It is small, with seating for perhaps 30 people or so. It is just down the street from the Grand Victorian Inn, where we always stay.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?