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Ruby's Diner

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American, Diner
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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
+1 949-675-7829
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Sunny Valley, Oregon
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was okay, but the atmosphere was great. The burgers are pretty good and their milkshakes are great. The price is reasonable for this area. If you get a red gumball out of the gumball machine you get a free milkshake.

Thank Vetta E S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruby's flagship location has gone downhill. The service is terrible. I'd read other reviews but refused to believe that this diner wasn't living up to its name. This is a place where I spent many summers on my childhood. Over the last 15 years we have visited about ever 2 or three years. Our experience was disappointing. It did not... More 

Thank Kathy D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs a revamp totally feels run down and dirty. Hubby and I ordered burgers and both of us got the runs afterwards. Super disappointed. They need a major overhaul there

Thank Jennifer G
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have been to Ruby's many times, but this time will most likely be the last. We came for breakfast which they were no longer serving- we were going to leave but our 12 year old really wanted to stay. Only he and I ordered food and he did not like his plain cheeseburger at all.

Thank RrosesWA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate at Ruby's on the coastal highway. It is bright and cheery. The staff were fast and friendly. Great shake - big enough for two. We asked if they served fish tacos before we were seated. We were assured they did by the hostess. When they were served there were two large tacos with breaded cod filets and shredded... More 

Thank Wild_Iris
Columbus, Ohio
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The family had a soft serve cone and an Oreo shake that they loved. The service was great as was the walk back and forth on the pier. The view was really nice, too. Was an unpredictable weather day so fun to watch the weather turn from the end of the pier.

Thank Kathy G
Clearfield, Utah
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We spent a few hours at the beach and decided to check out the pier. Ruby's was absolutely perfect. I ordered a burger and was not disappointed. Best burger I've had in a long time. My kids loved the shakes too. We stayed and watched the sunset from the top deck. Absolutely must go if you're in Newport Beach. Great... More 

Thank Siastar75
Lawrence, Kansas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fresh squeezed orange juice. Potatoes freshly peeled with green peppers and onions. Eggs cooked perfectly over easy. So many things to choose from on the menu.

Thank lauraZ6165YC
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A beautiful day to stroll on the beach, so we did. Newport beach stretches for miles, clean sand & cold water. After a couple of hours my appetite was triggered and my husband and I were on search for a tasty bite, we past a couple of Mexican restaurants but nothing appealed to us at that time. We kept walking... More 

Thank Tugabiota
Kaysville, Utah
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is such a fun little diner. We sat outside on the pier and watched the sun go down. It is a cute, old-fashioned diner. The waitresses have cute 50's outfits on. It was a fun experience.

Thank Tamera B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-7829

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