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WELCOME TO RUBY PIER

Ruby Pier offers a unique and varied menu. The mission is simple; we provide fresh homemade products, using local ingredients wherever possible. We have a variety of fresh oysters that change daily and our hand-cut steaks are cooked to perfection. All menu items are cooked fresh before your eyes in our open concept kitchen. You can ask the chef about today's fresh catch or just take a look at what's on the grill.

Of course, we're still a pub! We have a great selection of craft, domestic and imported beer. Our wine list is new and ever expanding. You can try reasonably priced great wines from Niagara VQA to old world greats. We've changed the name and the ownership – a bit. Perry Meeker, owner of the Mad Hatter is pleased to announce the addition of a new partner – Tim O'Halloran. Tim has a tremendous amount of experience in the hospitality business and comes to us from Rodney's Oyster Bar in Vancouver.

 

OUR STORY

HOW'D WE GET THE NAME, RUBY PIER?

Tim and Perry were excited about the opportunity to work together again (after working together over 20 years ago!). So, off they headed to Vancouver and the BC Coastline to look at concepts for Orangeville. Tim, Perry and Chef Bruce Johnston (and Jen, she just wanted to get away) had a great time checking out several awesome "Oyster Bars". They got to sample several tasty dishes, talk to the chefs and enjoyed lots of wine and local craft beers.

Then came the time to decide the name. Several alternatives were suggested and rejected, Perry still liked the "Local", Tim "The Bearded Clam" (just kidding). Bruce came up with an anagram for "Oyster Pub", "Ruby Poets". Perry liked it but Tim offered up, "Ruby Pier".

What in the hell is a "Ruby Pier", well, it's fictional place and a person from a book by Mitch Albom, " Five People You Meet in Heaven", he also wrote "Tuesdays with Morrie". There was a movie made, "Five People You Meet in Heaven" with really good actors including Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels, Ellen Burstyn and yep, you guessed it, Tim, he's also an actor. Tim played Mickey Shea, the drunk Irish guy, go figure...If you get a chance, take a look at the pictures from the movie on display in the wine room.