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Ruby's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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30622 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4240
+1 949-497-7829
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Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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San Clemente
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

From the classic cars parked out front to the chrome finishes on the counter, and throughout the place, Ruby's Diner is a stroll down memory lane when the fifties diners and the waitresses were part of the fun and excitement that made the night out with friends so much fun. The hamburgers and "refillable" french frys are middle of the... More 

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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283 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This location is right on Pacific Coast Highway with views of the ocean. There are 3 old cars out front from the 50's. Stopped here for Chocolate Milk Shakes. Service was quick and the Chocolate milk shakes are served in tall fountain glass along with the can they were mixed in. The can held another tall glass of this fabulous... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Best part for us was that it had all the family friendly favorites with no wait. Service was good. Food was plentiful in portion and fresh. Kids enjoyed the shakes. Good place if traveling with kids who aren't very adventurous with food and have short tempers waiting for their orders.

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knoxville, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A nice little spot on the coast highway in Laguna Beach. People couldn't have been nicer; good diner-style food. 50's theme. Fun and reasonably priced.

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Thank Peter M
Telford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped off at this diner for lunch. It looks great from the outside with the 50's cars parked up front. Inside it's a well styled traditional American diner, with a menu to match. They have great shakes on the menu which the kids loved. The menu has your traditional diner foods... burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches. Everything we ordered as a group... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! A real retro diner complete with old cars outside, as well as the decor and ambience. We were served by Samantha who did a fabulous job. Attentive but not intrusive. The menu was as to be expected and the food was great. We had the spicy burger and the fish and chips and it was delicious. Great!

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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270 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had one day at the beach and on the way back to LAX we wanted to eat someplace "local" unfortunately it was lunch time and there were no parking spots along the streets or at any of the restaurants with ocean views. We saw Ruby's in Laguna Beach. With her 1950s exterior and vintage cars parked out front--plus plenty... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

the food was amazing, the atmosphere was very cool and was like going back in time to the 60's. I recommend the corn beef hash, it is absolutely amazing.

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Thank TravelingBarbie96
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great view for a hamburger price. You can view the ocean on a wide scale and car watch down Pacific Coast Highway. There are classic cars in front.

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Reston, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I had a great breakfast at Ruby's dinner. Jesus was a great server. Excellent coffee and fun ambiance. Really enjoyed the cinnamon roll French toast and corned beef hash. Fun to look at the cars out front and all of the decorations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30622 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4240
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?