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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 1
    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
Fun place to eat

I liked the atmosphere. Felt like an older diner with wait staff dressed like it was an old diner. Garlic Fries were awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Travel2Twin
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Henderson, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We are here for our daughter's 13th birthday while on spring break. It was a very fun family restaurant. The food was just fair but the kids didn't seem too concerned.

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Henderson, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I liked the atmosphere. Felt like an older diner with wait staff dressed like it was an old diner. Garlic Fries were awesome.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a wonderful experience from the food to the staff. The prices were reasonable and we really enjoyed ourselves:)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really fun, fairly reasonably priced place to eat. Good diner motif and good selection. Can be very busy in the evening rush. Good kids selections. The chili was fantastic.

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Carlsbad, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been frequenting Ruby's Diner in Carlsbad for 11 years. Ruby's Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The retro 1940's atmosphere is inviting. What intrigued our little one was the train track attached to the ceiling that kept him occupied throughout dinner. Breakfast meals are delicious. Don't miss the beignets, dusted with powdered sugar and a dipping sauce. Specialities... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

With trains donning the top of the ceiling, a tv in the back showing cartoons, an animal balloon blower, and various other distractions, its a haven for kids! They can get sugared up with old fashioned shakes and sundays. The food is ok,not great.

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lombard,IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was staying at the hotel across the street and went for breakfast. I thought the service was really great but as far as breakfast goes it was okay and a little pricey for what you get.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant is like a 50s diner and the wait staff dresses in that style. The food was very good and plentiful. If you not a big eater you may want to share, we did.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My kids love this location. The train cars inside are wonderful to watch. The burgers and fries here are great. The milkshakes are awesome. I just wish the gals could wear longer skirts. Sometimes I just don't want to see that with white tights. But the restaurant is very nice. And always great.

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Clinton, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Cobb Burger was amazing. Such a cute little restaurant, and the endless French fries made it a great deal!

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