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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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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
the diner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
dakota m
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The service was friendly and our food came out quickly. Great for families. The menu is pretty varied and the shakes are yummy!

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Orange County, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been to many of the Ruby's locations in So Cal, and this one delivers great food like all the others. We had a large group, were seated promptly, orders taken quickly and food delivered after a very short wait. The food was great - Ruby burgers, super burgers, veggie burgers, kids meals, fries, shakes - all perfect. You can't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped in for some lunch whilst shopping. It was quick, easy and convenient. Burgers were good, service was OK.

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Everett, Washington, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great place. A step back 50's diner. Staff dressed in 50's uniforms as soda jerks. 2 trains running over head. food good and served fast. parking a bit tight. Food good and hot portions good. We ate there twice!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

awesome little cafe with very good food and a courteous staff. I had the veggie omelette and it was packed full of quality ingredients. I highly recommend you go there.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The burgers were great, staff were respectful and geared toward young kids which is a nice change. Someone came around and did balloon animals for tips and there was a train that circulated around a track inside (also visible outside) that our son absolutely loved. My turkey burger with cranberry was delicious and toddler son was occupied for the entire... More 

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Provo
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327 reviews 327 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

After a day at Legoland, we were looking for a place to grab some dinner and decided to try Ruby's. I have to say that I absolutely loved this place. I thought the food was delicious, the atomsphere was fun and the service was great. I had a wedge salad which was fantastic and the bacon bleu burger which was... More 

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