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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 89
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 1
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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
Fun 50s finer! Great burgers and grilled cheese!

We love Rubys. It's a chain but consistently good food. My favorite is their mushroom burger with a veggie patty. Top it off with one of their tasty shakes! My kids love watching the model train above our heads. My only complaint is that the bathroom could be cleaner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Jeanne P
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We love Rubys. It's a chain but consistently good food. My favorite is their mushroom burger with a veggie patty. Top it off with one of their tasty shakes! My kids love watching the model train above our heads. My only complaint is that the bathroom could be cleaner.

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Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We go to Ruby's a couple of times a month. The atmosphere is geared towards families, but as long as you can handle some noise from children, it is a great place to go for some old fashioned malts, shakes and hamburgers. That's not to say they don't have healthy options available (salads, turkey burgers, soup). Our waitress, Liz, was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Real feel of USA burgers - fun for this family from down under! The burgers were great! A great visit.

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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

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 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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 4 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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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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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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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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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: 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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