From as young as I can remember some of my fondest memories were the summers we would spend in Bear Lake. My ancestors were some of the first people to help settle St. Charles and my great Uncles were also some of the first to purchase property on the beach of Bear Lake. I can always remember wanting to just be up here as long as I possibly could and never go home. That is one of the many reasons why I wanted to build something in that area.
I have spent a total of 19 years of my life in customer service and it is a passion of mine along with cooking so last summer when I was sitting on my mom’s deck in Bear Lake looking out over the lake I was pondering ideas on how I could combine all my passions and loves into something that would not only benefit me but also benefit my family, friends, & community and that is when the idea of Ruca’s was born.
Our name RUCA’S is a southern California slang term meaning “My Love” or “Girlfriend” It was actually made popular by the band Sublime when they came out with the song “Waiting For My Ruca”. When I built my 1969 VW Beetle 6 years ago I had to come up with a name. After months of trying to come up with something with no success that song came on and it was like a light bulb that lit up and the name Rucas was found. So of course when It came to finding a name for my dream restaurant it had to be named after my other love "My RUCA" my love bug.
Ruca's in Garden City wants to give you what no else around can. Our main breakfast item (aebelskivers) is unique and eclectic and you can't get them anywhere around. We will also be introducing Boba (black tapioca ball) that you add to our iced coffee's and teas.
We have something that appeals to everyone from our sweet breakfast items that you can order all day to our gourmet sandwiches and salads. You will love all our items.
Our main featured item is called Ebelskivers. Ebelskivers are a fluffy Danish pancake ball and we are the only place that serves them in the state of Utah. I make them in all different variations so we have something for everyone from sweet to savory. This is a old recipe that came straight from Denmark from a dear friends mother. You will find nothing like them around here. We are also adding Homemade Malt Waffles to our menu this year because everyone loves a good waffle.
We specialize in coffee and teas. Our coffee beans come from the local organic roaster The Daily Rise because we will only have the best for our customers. We also have several different variations of organic hot and cold tea’s and lemonades. We will also be introducing Boba to the area. Boba is an awesome, fun, black tapioca ball that you put in your drinks. It’s like a fun little treat with your morning iced coffee
We take pride in our sandwiches being the best in town. We only use the highest quality meat and it is loaded . No one should go away hungry from here.
Who doesn’t just love a good salad? Well salads is our specialty. We always start with fresh greens that are cut and prepared every morning. We never use bagged salad because lets face it there is no comparison. We make most of our dressings in house and cut all our toppings fresh daily.
We are excited to announce that will have various mugs and coffee cups along with shirts, hats, & hoodies this year
Ruca’s wants to provide an all over vacation/relaxation experience. We aim to provide exceptional and quick service along with untouchable food quality and tie it all in with a fun environment. Ruca’s consist of different kinds of out door seating to appeal to any vacationer or local. We have fun outdoor dining spaces equipped with lawn games for the family and a great view. Lots of grass to hang out and sit on and plenty of tables for your family to dine on. We not only want you to have a great experience but we want you to feel at home when you come to Rucas. Send us your email to keep updates on specials and events.