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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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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Waitstaff

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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
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This is a great little place to eat at.I had breakfast and everything was nicely prepared and presented. Prices are average, and service a little slow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Mary R
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place to eat at.I had breakfast and everything was nicely prepared and presented. Prices are average, and service a little slow.

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Thank Mary R
Curitiba, PR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a family meal, table service was way above average. We ordered a milk shake to be shared by our two kids, it was brought to our table already served in two different cups, and by the way, it was delicious. Small things like that make all the difference.

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Thank Guilherme T
Costa Mesa, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Strange but true, this is one of those places that have great service at a burger joint. Their food is great and they have an outstanding service.

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Thank DorisV660
Costa Mesa, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took a break after a few visits of what we believed was declining service. We used to visit at least once if not twice a week. Today, we thought we would give it another shot. What started as promising soon grounded. After the Manager stopped by and chatted a bit about college football I had hoped... More 

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Thank Mustang4cno
Anaheim, California
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262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Now through September 30, 2015, Ruby’s Diner has a new shake called the Muddy Gummy Goody Shake. For those you who remember “Cup of Dirt” from the 1990s, this will be a blast from the past for you and something new for the kids to get them ready for the Halloween season. It starts with chocolate ice cream blended with... More 

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Thank OCFoodDiva
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank mrjnmacx
North Hills
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448 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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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Thank Robert L
Redding, California
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54 reviews
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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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Thank Julie J
Nashville, Tennessee
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426 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 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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Thank Tim O
Costa Mesa, California
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181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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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
  • Good for: Families with children
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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