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Ruby's Diner South Coast Plaza

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3333 Bear Street, Suite 120, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-662-7829
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Light Lunch

While shopping at the South Coast Plaza, my girlfriend and I decided to grab some lunch. We decided to share a Cobb Salad. Our server, Brittany, was cheerful and efficient. The salad was very fresh and had plenty of toppings. I'm glad we shared it because it was just too much for one person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Robert L
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North Hills
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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I ordered the Denver omelette. Its just what i expected, it was great. My wife ordered the corn beef with egg. My little boy ordered the cheeseburger for kids which he consumed. Overall it was great. This is a nice place to eat

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North Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While shopping at the South Coast Plaza, my girlfriend and I decided to grab some lunch. We decided to share a Cobb Salad. Our server, Brittany, was cheerful and efficient. The salad was very fresh and had plenty of toppings. I'm glad we shared it because it was just too much for one person.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We've never been to a Ruby's before.. and now we can't wait to go back! The food was amazing! and they do bottomless fries just like Red Robin! Their sweet potato fries are just like red robin's too! Service was great and I loved the atmosphere and decor!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

About 18 years ago I stumbled onto the Ruby's at the end of the pier at Seal Beach and loved it. And not being from around here, she remained ledged into a soft spot in my heart but I never got a chance to go back. Today, as I was walking around the behemoth known as South Coast Plaza, there... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First off, to set expectations, this is a diner. Nothing more, nothing less. The décor is strictly retro (50's) so expect linoleum, plastic, vinyl and black and white movies on the large screen TV. The food is diner level food. Fun, unpretentious and, yes, probably greasy. The shakes are great ... very unhealthy but really good once in a while... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been going here for over 20 years. Great food and excellent shakes. I like that you can sit outside here. The location is great with parking right underneath the restaurant.

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Lancaster, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were there around 11:30 on Saturday. Waited 15 minutes to be seated when 1/3 of the tables were empty. We saw our waiter twice. Once for our order, after we had been seated for another 10 minutes, and again to refill our water 10. Minutes after that. The food runners were very busy, but it took so long to... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten at Ruby's Diner many times and they have good customer service and yummy food. It is a good family restaurant and is themed as a 1950s-era diner. They are located conveniently in South Coast Plaza's Crystal Cort shopping center

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Irvine California USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I hate when I visit a place and don't even remember anything about it, just regular service/food. My advice to Ruby's management is to come up with a niche, like a new Spicy burger patty inside a croissant, it might not be sold a lot, but it will be remembered :)

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

have been going here for years, menu and food have vastly improved.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3333 Bear Street, Suite 120, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-662-7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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