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Bring back Rubys

West Plains, MO

#1 May 19, 2010
What happened to the Ozark Cafe? It used to be good. I guess it really hasn't been good since it was Ruby's. I don't recommend the cinamon rolls. They look SUPER good. Don't taste ANYTHING like they look. I suggest they get some help as we didn't see the waitress again once she brought our food. I won't be going back.

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#2 May 19, 2010
idk what happened i used to love their homemade bread now i aboid it like the plague
intheknow

Caulfield, MO

#3 May 19, 2010
one problem with the resturants here is they dont wanna pay the extra dollar ot two a hour to get experienced cooks in the kitchen ive worked in some higher end resturants out of town and notice here they wanna train everyone to be a cook and they let a person who just started cooking 6 months ago train them might be a issue
mclovin65775

West Plains, MO

#4 May 19, 2010
idk what happened either. i used to looove it there. and dont get me started on the cinnamon rolls. i bought one. it was like 3 dollars or close to that if i remember right. but it was hard as a rock on all of the outer edges.
i used to love their rolls also. wonder if theyre still as good.
digmygrave

United States

#5 May 19, 2010
Its under new ownership and has,as far as I know, all different staff.
not a fan either

West Plains, MO

#6 May 19, 2010
digmygrave wrote:
Its under new ownership and has,as far as I know, all different staff.
nope, same ownership for a few years now. hoovers.
every restaurant always has new staff. think about it.
digmygrave

United States

#7 May 19, 2010
No. Its not owned by the Hoovers. At least it wasn't when it was Rubys. It was owned by a guy named Jeff.
not a fan either

West Plains, MO

#8 May 20, 2010
hoovers bought it and changed the name shortly thereafter. it is owned by hoovers.
LuLu

Peace Valley, MO

#9 May 20, 2010
Well the lady that runs it (says she owns it) isn't a Hoover. I know the food isn't near as good as when it was Ruby's. When it was Ruby's it was owned by Ruby Guilliams. Anyway, no matter who owns it....IT SUCKS!!!
not a fan either

West Plains, MO

#10 May 20, 2010
agreed lulu, but it is most definitely owned by hoovers.
Chef

United States

#11 May 20, 2010
Could it be, like many other buildings, Hoovers owns the building, but somone else owns the business?
Whatever

Mansfield, MO

#12 May 20, 2010
not a fan either wrote:
agreed lulu, but it is most definitely owned by hoovers.
I KNOW for a fact that it isn't owned by the Hoovers. There is a whole story behind how the new owner pushed out the owner of Ruby's. I am not going to name him or tell the whole story but it boils down to Ruby's needed more room, he made an agreement with the owners of Ruby's then broke the agreement, threw Ruby's out, and changed it to Ozark Cafe. That is why it sat empty for a couple of months. Hoovers have nothing to do with this unless they own the building which I don't believe they do.
Old Diner

Hartville, MO

#13 May 20, 2010
They shouldn't be allowed to call it the Ozark Cafe. There will never be another Ozark Cafe like the original!
WestPlainsGuy

West Plains, MO

#14 May 20, 2010
Never went in the place when it was Ruby's but have eaten there a few times since it was called Ozark's Cafe. Have no idea what the people's names are. I know the lady used to work at the coffee bar in the antique store in the AIDS building on the square.

Only meal I've had there I'd call terrible was the chicken and dumplings - a pasty, bland, pot of goo.

From the cars parked there over the noon hour and around supper time, there must be some folks who like it.
not a fan either

West Plains, MO

#15 May 20, 2010
whatever whatever. it is owned and operated by hoovers. bad food but good folks. he goes to my church. the lady who works in there who used to work at windows on the square (aid's) is his wife, mrs. hoover. why dont you go in and ask?
btw, they did get mrs. gabels' permission and blessing on using the name.
Whatever

Branson, MO

#16 May 20, 2010
not a fan either wrote:
whatever whatever. it is owned and operated by hoovers. bad food but good folks. he goes to my church. the lady who works in there who used to work at windows on the square (aid's) is his wife, mrs. hoover. why dont you go in and ask?
btw, they did get mrs. gabels' permission and blessing on using the name.
I don't need to ask because I know the Hoovers. As a matter of fact I and one of the Hoovers have been laughing our @ss off about this. There isn't a Hoover out there that is interested in the restaurant business. Go ahead and keep tellin' everybody the Hoovers own and run it though. Who cares.
Most of Ozark Cafe's business comes from law enforcement, business owners etc during lunch hour. I have never had anything other than a burger or a salad and I was happy. But I did love Ruby's especially the rolls.
sexy h grandma
#17 May 20, 2010
I sure miss the old rubys!
Tuesday Lunch Meeting

Forsyth, MO

#18 May 20, 2010
not a fan either wrote:
hoovers bought it and changed the name shortly thereafter. it is owned by hoovers.
Sombody needs to teach them how to make a freakin pie that is not only BAD, but costs as much as a meal. Pie and coffee with tip almost 6 bucks. Coffee refills if you throw a rock at a waitress to get her attention. CLOSE THE FREAKIN' DOORS!!!!!!!!!!
lassy

Ava, MO

#19 May 20, 2010
they are too high and tasteless food and they hacked me off by taking all of jeffs stuff.
poison ivy

Branson, MO

#20 May 20, 2010
not a fan either wrote:
whatever whatever. it is owned and operated by hoovers. bad food but good folks. he goes to my church. the lady who works in there who used to work at windows on the square (aid's) is his wife, mrs. hoover. why dont you go in and ask?
btw, they did get mrs. gabels' permission and blessing on using the name.
You moron, the Hughes family runs it.

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