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Ruby's Diner

5630 Paseo Del Norte Ste 130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4469
+1 760-931-7829
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (36 reviews)
“beignets” (5 reviews)
“burger” (86 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5630 Paseo Del Norte Ste 130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4469
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here a few years ago and loved it back then we decided to come back again. It was just as we remembered, the food was fantastic, the milkshakes are still the best thing there. They still have the train that runs around the...More

Thank HypnoWarrior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a long time since we went to a Ruby’s Diner and we were pleasantly surprised that things had gotten better over the years. With many more locations and quite a variety of choices on the menu. I ordered an omelette and was...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This place is great, I expected the cast from Grease to emerge from on if the booths. The diner is decorated in red and cream and the waitresses wear bobby socks and sneakers. The menu is most impressive. This was the only place we went...More

Thank WelshDisabled
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a small restaurant in the Carlsbad outlet center but the food is always good. Only 2 waitress' at lunch time was a poor choice of management as we seemed invisible at our table for the first 15 minutes.

Thank JenniLTL
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family in April 2018 for lunch and had an awesome experience! The chicken tenders were among the best I have ever had in my life- the meat was so juicy and succulent that I was left wanting for more!...More

Thank Arvind V
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were in Carlsbad for my son's 6th birthday (he wanted to go to Legoland). On Sunday morning we set out in search of breakfast before heading home. The place had a very old school diner feel that you don't see very often anymore. I...More

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Lovely atmosphere with it's 1950's theme. Our waitress was lovely. We said we'd share our milkshake and she actually put it in two separate glasses for us. She helped get a box for our food as my husband wanted to take his home. The food...More

Thank Bec W
Reviewed 2 April 2018

In shopping center. 1950s themed "diner" with comfort food.Model trains run around ceiling and fifteis/sixties jukebox plays, period costumed waitstaff. Had to sit at counter due to being filled after waiting.

Thank k2r
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our kids enthusiastically recommend the Grasshopper and Chocolate Banana shakes! Our visit happened to be on a VERY busy Easter Sunday, but we were seated immediately and had a waitress taking beverage orders the moment we sat down. Portions were good sized, and featured typical...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Food was good, a bit hectic inside when we went. Great view of the ocean, fun balloon animals for free, Staff very polite.

Thank Amanda A
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Response from Bipin D | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
If you want vegan, you're in the totally wrong place. I'd go elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 Paseo Del Norte Ste 130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4469
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-931-7829
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