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Ruby's Diner

5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.931.7829
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Ranked #9 of 276 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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Southern California
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337 reviews 337 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we stopped here for a quick lunch on our shopping trip - service and food was great. Decor and atmosphere was fun - kids were well looked after

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Laval, Quebec, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped at the Premium Outlets in Carlsbad on our way back from San Diego and it was lunchtime once we were done shopping. After several days of vacation-style eating, we were looking for something tasty but not too heavy. We asked our waitress how big the portions were and she responded quite candidly, "They're pretty big," then suggested we... More

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boston
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I brought my 4 yr old out for a quick bite. The BLT-A (avocado) was delicious as were the non-trans fat fries. My son had the PB and J with apple slices. We splurged and got an oreo-milk shake. It was like having a bowl of ice cream with dinner it was so good! He enjoyed watching the trains going... More

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