Breakfast reigns at local Ruby TuesdaysA La Carte Columns
August 20, 2017
Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
When you eat a delectable breakfast at any Ruby Tuesday in Hawaii, you’ll be having a rare and unusual experience.
The franchise’s five Hawaii restaurants are just about the only Ruby Tuesdays on the planet that offer breakfast!
“There are very few of us,” chuckles Lyle Matsuoka, chief operating officer of the Hawaii restaurants. “I think Times Square Ruby Tuesday serves breakfast, and the airport location in Orlando, Florida.”
It all began with Ruby Tuesday’s Kihei restaurant, which opened more than five years ago. “I think we started with football on the weekends, and then it gradually evolved to where we’re now open seven days a week for breakfast,” Matsuoka says.
This week’s specials all highlight the most important meal of the day. Let’s start with the “#onolicious” Hashtag Skillet ($12.99), a hearty feast of homemade corned beef, potatoes, onions, bell peppers and garlic, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. It’s served with your choice of white rice, hash browns, sliced tomatoes or fresh fruit.
Then there’s Chicken Katsu Loco Moco ($12.99), a local favorite. “It has two chicken thighs, panko-crusted and deep fried, two eggs over easy, covered with a rich gravy over three scoops of rice,” says Matsuoka. “That’s a big dish! And all of our breakfast items come with a side of homemade biscuits.”
The vegetarian A.T.M. Benedict ($11.99) is a fresh twist on a beloved classic, and includes fresh sliced avocado and tomato with roasted garlic mushrooms on an English muffin, topped with poached eggs and Hollandaise, and served with your choice of sides.
Sports fans with hearty appetites will want to check out Ruby Tuesday’s Endless Ribs, offered on the first Tuesday of every month. For $24.95, you get all the tender, smoky baby back ribs you can eat, with your choice of sides and access to the salad bar.
Moanalua Shopping Center (and four other locations statewide)
930 Valkenburgh St., No. 211, Moanalua
Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (all locations); happy hour daily, 3-6 p.m.