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Ruby's Diner South Coast Plaza

3333 Bear Street, Suite 120, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-662-7829
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Ranked #133 of 427 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Price range: $5 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining style: Casual Dining
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Nashville, Tennessee
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163 reviews 163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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fort lauderdale
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

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

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Westminster, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

The type of service you expect from a Ruby's. We often went after going to the Apple Store which is in the same location. The people are friendly; clean environment. Love their shakes!

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Oslo, Norway
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189 reviews 189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

I love the retro design of Ruby's Diner. The staff is so cute in their uniforms. I looove the breakfast, but I've had burritos as well and they were cheap and tasty. The strawberry lemonade is lovely and has chunks of fresh strawberries. Ruby's is located in the smaller part of South Coast Plaza on the ground floor. The entrance... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

We used to really love this place, but the cheeseburgers have gone downhill. We used to order to go from here quite often, but they started using that fake, processed whilte cheese on our usual, the Mushroom Swiss (Turkey)Burger. We haven't eaten there since. I miss the shakes though. I love the Chocolate Banana shake or the Black Forest shake.... More 

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Additional Information about Ruby's Diner South Coast Plaza

Address: 3333 Bear Street, Suite 120, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone Number: 714-662-7829
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: American

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