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Ruby's Diner--Mission Valley

$$ - $$$
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
American, Diner
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1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108-1506
+1 619-294-7829
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Always remember Ruby's in San Louis Obispo, didn't realise they had branched out so much over the years. Grandchildren liked the food and the milkshakes. Good atmosphere, music from my time as a teenager. Friendly staff in a great atmosphere diner.

Thank Peter L
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Rubys Diner is one of my favourite place to eat when in California. This diner was modelled on the 1960's which was different. Great atmosphere, great service, great food and fabulous Milkshakes as always. Looking forward to our next visit to Ruby's.

Thank SuffolkMayfly
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a blast it was to take our friends from Santa Barbara to the diner that stirs up memories of the "50's". The burgers and milk shakes were fresh and the service friendly. The light and airy atmosphere made for a relaxing and fun visit. Did I mention that there was another half a shake in the metal mixer cup?... More 

Thank James C
Marengo, Illinois
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was a good place to go right in the mall. And very relaxing. Great for family's. Good food and lots of it. Had great atmosphere. Waitress very attentive.

Thank Brenda S
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We found this diner in the Mall of all places. The look reminded me of the Skylark Diner in NJ, so I was happy to go in for a bite. The place was VERY clean and the service was fast. The food was quite delicious - I especially enjoyed the bonnets!

Thank Michael B
Moorpark, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Our server was very polite and provided great service. This is a fun retro style diner. Hamburgers are huge so bring your appetite. Lots of food for a reasonable price. Close to the movie theater so makes a great stop before or after a show.

Thank tccamera
Chula Vista, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The restaurant was so bright with vivid colors like in the 1950's. The waiter was nice to us. We have enough space for 13 people or more. The food was good with some variety. The family ended up full and relax.

Thank Maria O
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Ruby's Diner is always a blast to the past and a bite of Nostalgia! And the Burgers and fries are always tasty too!

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
San Diego, California
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785 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Located in the middle of Westfield Mall Mission Valley, conveniently just across from the AMC 20 movie. Decor is 50s with booths and waitresses in car-hop costume. Surprisingly it opens at 8am with a good breakfast for those catching a really early movie. Seated promptly at a booth next to the windows looking at the shoppers passing. I had the... More 

Thank Walker S
Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Burgers kind of place, but they had lots to choose from. It's tough to find anyplace you can even sit down and feed four people for less. But the music was oldies, and one of my guests was a DJ in the 60's so it was perfect. Food was quick and Hot. We didn't have to wait for a table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108-1506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?