On Sunday morning, a buddy and I drove into Decorah looking for a big breakfast after a weekend of trout fishing north of town. Luckily, we spotted Ruby’s Restaurant as we cruised through the business district.
It’s a small, comfy family joint that serves great, homey food. Turns out it’s the home of Ronnie’s “world famous” cinnamon rolls and pecan caramel rolls. We split a giant caramel roll, served warm with butter. It lived up to the hype.
My friend had a massive plate of homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs and hash browns. I had hash browns, eggs, toasted homemade bread, and a slab of ham. It was exactly the kind of hulking hot breakfast we were looking for to cap off the weekend. We guzzled a pot of coffee, Lutheran church-basement strength, which seemed appropriate for Sunday morning in Decorah.
One thing to remember is Ruby’s doesn’t take plastic. Fortunately, there’s an ATM just a half block away, just in case you left all your cash in the offering plate. Or maybe you spent your last 10 bucks it to buy a 12-pack of Grain Belt Premium at the Highlandville general store on Saturday night. Either way.