Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is a leading company in the bar-and-grill category of the U.S. casual dining restaurant industry. From its original location in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Ruby Tuesday chain has grown to more than 700 units in about 40 states primarily in the Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Nearly 500 of the outlets are company owned with the remainder being franchised. Entrees, ranging in price from $6.49 to $16.99, include ribs, chicken, steak, seafood, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches, and the menu also features soups, a salad bar, and desserts. The restaurants also offer food for carry-out via the company's "curb-side to-go" initiative. Ruby Tuesday's relatively small but expanding international operations include about three dozen franchised restaurants in about a dozen countries.




Crab Cakes

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 shallots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sake
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Crab Cakes:
1 1/2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
8 ounces fresh crabmeat, picked over
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For Sauce:  Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallots and garlic and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chili garlic sauce and stir 1 minute. Add cream, sake and lime juice. Simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 7 minutes.

For Crab Cakes:  Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk egg and 2 tablespoons water in small bowl. Stir 2 tablespoons egg mixture into crab mixture (mixture will be dry). Discard remaining egg mixture. Form crab mixture into four 2 1/2- to 3-inch round patties, using about 1/2 cupful for each. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crab cakes and saute until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Drizzle sauce over and serve.

Ruby Tuesday also serves a crab burger which is the same recipe on a bun with lettuce.


  1. This can't be Ruby's recipe. Their crab cakes did not have a filler (all those breadcrumbs) they were 99 percent lump crabmeat and the best crab cakes I have ever had. So sad they took it off the menu.

    1. I agree and the dipping sauce is wrong too.

    2. Crab cakes are still on the menu check the appetizers

  2. The crab cakes are on the menu paired with grilled chicken.

  3. They are completely off the menu at our local Ruby's. After they took them off as appetizers, they were still on the menu as an entree and they were nice enough to give us the entree as an appetizer. Now the crab cake is gone entirely. Our server told us that since they do not get the ingredients for it anymore they couldn't just make it for us even if they wanted to. Very sad. I only went there for this crabcake and the buffalo chicken sandwich which is also gone. This crabcake recipe is close. The sauce is completely wrong, not even in the ballpark.

  4. I also only went for the amazing crab cakes and sauce! I have not been back since they quit serving them and deleted them from the menu! Bad decision my opinion!