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Ruby's Diner

5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.931.7829
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Ranked #10 of 277 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
Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Been here a few times. Took my wife here for our first official date. Brought her back to ask her to marry me. Crowds are to be expected, but still can be a hassle to get seated. Food is good. Noise is fairly loud. I enjoy going there to take first-time visitors.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The food was good; service was good and it was inexpensive...located next to the outlet mall; convenient location

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Chatsworth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The food is good, the people are friendly. Burgers are great and the wait staff is VERY patient with kids (and their parents!). :o)

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Southern California
Top Contributor
353 reviews 353 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a nice place to dine if you are at the outlet mall, and the food and service are good. The prices are reasonable and you get a good quality meal, nothing fancy here. The place is setup like an old fashioned diner back in the 60's. American style food served here, will come back when I am in... More

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Fruitland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food was really good got a lot for your money,service was excellent, the diner is set up in the old fashion style and the waiters and waitress all dressed the part!!! Made it fun!!

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Carlsbad, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Your only complaint with Ruby's may be the waiting time at lunch as a line sometimes forms outside the door as hungry shoppers wait to devour the many appetizing offerings from this great All-American eatery. This Ruby's is located in the Carlsbad Premium Outlets Center so it's usually pretty busy. Wait staff in 50's style attire serve up delicious fare... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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