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Columbus GA: Ruth Ann's Restaurant

I had a wonderful breakfast at Ruth Ann's. The restaurant has several rooms to seat lots of people and is cheerily well lit. The staff is appropriately friendly and ready with the coffeepot. Patrons enjoyed their breakfasts, talked, and visited with each other.

I ordered a veggie omelet with hash browns and a biscuit, then added a bowl of tomato gravy. The omelet was tender and rich with good, fresh vegetables. The hash browns were superb---some great crunchy bits around tender potatoes. The tomato gravy was the highlight of the meal to me as I don't think I have ever had it before. It was probably made by mixing crushed tomatoes into a white gravy. The entire gravy had enough tomato juice to give it tang but not so much as to water it down. The bits of tomato gave a nice textural contrast. The biscuit was of the beaten style and very fluffy. I used it to sop up every last bit of that gravy.

One word of caution to the disabled---the bathroom doors are too narrow to allow a wheelchair to pass.

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