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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 86
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  • 30
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ordered the pulled pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw. Everything was very tasty and the fries were actually PERFECT. There were large chunks of pork and cabbage that I wasn't expecting, but it was still very tasty. I had to cut some of the cabbage into smaller pieces but I didn't see that as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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La Jolla, CA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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palm desert ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had clam chowder and chili, and they were good. as was the hot chocolate and the cherry shake ( why they dropped the black cherry is a mystery). Burgers were way overpriced. Pet peeve: Menu doesn't list soft drink prices/

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La Jolla, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ordered the pulled pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw. Everything was very tasty and the fries were actually PERFECT. There were large chunks of pork and cabbage that I wasn't expecting, but it was still very tasty. I had to cut some of the cabbage into smaller pieces but I didn't see that as a problem...probably because it tasted so good.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ruby's is lots of fun to eat at, try a shake they are great. When you order off the kids menu they give you a car to put together which kept my son entertained even after his meal arrived. Burgers were gigantic I probably should have just shared one with my son.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My kids were excited to dine here! We sat at a booth under the train track. The food and service was awesome. We came here for breakfast and we were seated within 10 mins. Ruby's will be our new favorite!

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's one of the most friendly Ruby's where I've been. Good service, clean and great eggs benedict and shakes. If you are in the area for business and/or shopping, this is a good spot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There's not much to like or dislike. It was close, we were hungry, it served its purpose. Pretty good food, really good shakes. Similar to Johnny Rockets or other similar diners.

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Concord, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Convenient to our hotel accommodations. Walking distance. Place is kid friendly, we had a 3 year old with us and staff accommodated that well. Prices are reasonable and portion size more than adequate. First experience was excellent and we returned.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You are guaranteed a satisfying experience with each visit to Ruby's. Service is great and the atmosphere is friendly.

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Glendale, AZ
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

At first it looked like there would be a long wait as the lines was out the door but, we waited maybe 10-15 minutes for a table. The kids really enjoyed the train that goes around the ceiling and the paper car they were given. Definitely try a shake, well worth it. Nice place to go after Legoland

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Wellsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

The food was great! Service outstanding! And the atmosphere and design was awesome. We loved it and we're so happy we stumbled into such an awesome gem!

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Additional Information about Ruby's Diner

Address: 5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760.931.7829
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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