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Ruby's Diner

5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.931.7829
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Ranked #13 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I was here with my Aunt and we had a really nice lunch. We both got burgers and they were excellent. Regular fries are unlimited and I got a refill. I ordered one chocolate milkshake and they brought the metal mixer cup over. One milkshake is perfect for two people. Our waitress was so nice her name was Alicia. She... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very fast and friendly service. Located at the outlet mall, which can make parking a challenge. A few veggie options, vegan if you forgo the cheese and the shakes but the peanut butter cup shake was so good I fell off the vegan wagon for it. Fries are great, too- skinny and crispy. Something to please almost everyone.

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Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been in Ruby's Diner last summer after a challanging shopping day :-)! The service is really efficient and smiley, the burger is the best one i've never eaten before and the fries are so crispy. I advise to go there ASAP hihihiihiii...

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place was awesome! Our kids loved it. They had a great menu for the kids. I could even get breakfast late at night. They were willing to seat people even close to closing time. Everyone was pretty friendly!

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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we stopped here for a quick lunch on our shopping trip - service and food was great. Decor and atmosphere was fun - kids were well looked after

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Laval, Quebec, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped at the Premium Outlets in Carlsbad on our way back from San Diego and it was lunchtime once we were done shopping. After several days of vacation-style eating, we were looking for something tasty but not too heavy. We asked our waitress how big the portions were and she responded quite candidly, "They're pretty big," then suggested we... More

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boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I brought my 4 yr old out for a quick bite. The BLT-A (avocado) was delicious as were the non-trans fat fries. My son had the PB and J with apple slices. We splurged and got an oreo-milk shake. It was like having a bowl of ice cream with dinner it was so good! He enjoyed watching the trains going... More

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landing, nj
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After reading great reviews of this place we decided to give it a try. Well my family and I loved it. We ended up eating breakfast here 5 of the 6 days we were on vacation. The restaurant is 50's themed which is really awesome. Their pancakes, cinnamon roll French toast and breakfast potatoes are delicious. Wish we had one... More

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Columbia, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We ate here while shopping at the outlet mall. The seafood combo was very good, but it was fried, everything fried is good! Other members of my party got shakes and raved how good they were good and liked that they got the rest of the shake that didn't fit in their glass in the metal container it was made... More

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San Diego, Ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Malts, burgers, and food is great, but being in an outlet mall, their is often an outside wait, then service becomes slow, especially with people who decide to hang out after their meal. They have an outside dining area, but be prepared to fight with flys, birds, and walkers who stare at your food.

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