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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Family Spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jonette B
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 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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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?