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Ruby's Diner

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5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.931.7829
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love a great diner

My husband and I often seek out local diners. This one is at Carlsbad outlets. We stopped for lunch after a tiring morning of shopping. We enjoyed the experience. I had a very fresh and filling burger with fries. Husband had the "best burger of my life " with onion rings. If there is ever a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Saphire10
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Ottawa
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Laredo, Texas
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early at mall so we sat outside for breakfast and enjoy the sun : ) the meal was awesome and a perfect way to start our shopping at the premier outlet mall. Sometimes making no plans but the spur of the moment are the best!!! Thx happy customer

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Thank ayolie59
Ottawa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I often seek out local diners. This one is at Carlsbad outlets. We stopped for lunch after a tiring morning of shopping. We enjoyed the experience. I had a very fresh and filling burger with fries. Husband had the "best burger of my life " with onion rings. If there is ever a next time (we were... More 

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Thank Saphire10
San Francisco
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were quickly sitted and service was fine. Food was delicious and quick. My kids like the make your own car with sticker.

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Thank Felicia W
Santa Ana, California
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496 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think having a white decor with red accents looks so very clean for a hamburger place, I enjoy taking the family there, and so when we were on vacation in Carlsbad, it was the place we chose for a lunch. The beef seemed less exciting than in other places, but I cannot complain about the yummy fries. Among our... More 

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Thank Fatbird1
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Very nice 50's style diner. Fast service, good breakfast, lots of food for the price. Our group went early, 7 am, so we had the place to our selves.

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1 Thank Emory B
San Diego, California
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238 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The breakfast was good, the service was fast and efficient, the place was ultra clean and the price was what one expected. A good solid coffee shop that was at least adequate but not especially memorable.

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1 Thank 22club58
Pittsburgh
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Full Disclosure. My visit was super short. After a day of shopping at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, I was dying for a cool ice cream cone. Ruby's appealed to me so in i went. Great atmosphere. When I explained that all I wanted was an ice cream cone, the staff hopped to and there it was - A huge soft... More 

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1 Thank KarlOPittsburgh
Fountain Valley
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

While visiting Carlsbad Outlet Mall, my husband and I ate at Ruby's. The food was quite good with a clean environment and quick service. I will definitely return.

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1 Thank ladybug5
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Pretty typical mall restaurant. The best part about the breakfast was the great service! Our waiter was fast and didn't miss a beat even though it was a full house.

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Thank Silvertip1946
Brandywine, Maryland
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Went to ruby's diner with our two granddaughters age 1 1/2 and 3 1/2. Great spot with kids train running on track above on tracks. A small area with kids show on video Will go there again. Good food for kids and adults

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760.931.7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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