Get “downhome in downtown.”

Welcome to Ruth Ann’s Restaurant. We have been a landmark for locals and travelers in Columbus for nearly 60 years! We serve breakfast and lunch all day, seven days a week. Enjoy large country breakfasts, traditional southern lunches and quality espresso and desserts. As you explore our website, you can place an order for take-out, get information about group reservations and look through our menu. Come join the family, at Ruth Ann’s today!

Special Menus


Operation Time


6:30am – 3:00pm


6:30am – 2:00pm


8:00am – 2:00pm

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Continuing the family tradition begun by my mother Ruth Ann Heisey, Ruth Ann’s Restaurant is serving delicious southern and classic American dishes in a casual dining atmosphere in Historic Uptown Columbus, Georgia.

Built upon the site of the original Temple Israel, my family and patrons alike consider our corner sacred turf. The current restaurant was built in 1959 and has operated under the management of several owners before Miss Ruth Ann bought it in 1996 and I subsequently became the owner in 2006.