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Ruby's Diner

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30622 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
949.497.7829
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not impressed--lousy food

eh....There are much better Ruby's around. This one has always been mediocre. We ordered take out to go sit by the hotel pool and they missed out items on both orders...there were only two orders! The fish and chips were overly greasy and we did not even finish them because we felt sick. Left... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Julie V
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

eh....There are much better Ruby's around. This one has always been mediocre. We ordered take out to go sit by the hotel pool and they missed out items on both orders...there were only two orders! The fish and chips were overly greasy and we did not even finish them because we felt sick. Left out salad dressing for a salad.... More 

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Geneva
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Bland burgers...mediocre salads....milkshakes were really good, but all else failed. wont be going back anytime soon.

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I ordered a Mocha Shake which was by far the best shake ever. The glass was full and also the mixing can. I had 2 full glassed of Mocha shake which was a meal. My wife had a excellent cheese burger.

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Ruby's is popular in these here parts. The parking lot is often full and there can be a wait for a table. If you're not choosy maybe offer to sit at the counter. Traditional menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and fries. But heavy on the desserts, which can be fun, maybe to share. I had a double vanilla malt. Definitely... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife, daughter and I stopped in on our way from Newport Beach to San Diego. We purposely aimed for Ruby's as you know exactly what you'll get - good quality food at ridiculously cheap prices. Burgers ordered with refillable fries. I went for the Sriacha burger which had the heat of Mexico running through it. Lovely. Finished off with... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Walking distance from Travel Lodge or Montage. Great burgers, fast service and reasonably priced. It was very busy, so a little on the louder side but that's what made it kind of fun. My 12 year old enjoyed the chicken tenders and a shake and they even had beer for adults.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We saw this diner as we drove from San Diego to LA on the coast road and lured by the 50's cars and the look of the place, we turned around and went in. Staff were attentive and we were shown to our red plastic bench seats in this 'typical' Californian diner. Ranch burgers, salads and shakes ordered, we settled... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was not my first time eating at Ruby's but it was just OK. I remember it better than it was actually. It is a very cute diner and my kids loved it. The shake was plentiful and delicious but I was a bit disappointed with our burgers (Ranch Burgers).

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Seaford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast and to get out of the rain. Service is quick and efficiant, Had the eggs Benedict which come with fried potatoes, which had been refined and a bit burnt. However I think we all know what to expect in this type of roadside eatery and for what I needed it was just right

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Tulsa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I took a day trip to Laguna Beach while attending a conference in Irvine. We decided to give Ruby's a try. The nostalgic diner look and vintage vehicles parked outside was a plus. We ordered the more expensive hamburger and turkey sandwiches and were not impressed. The hamburger was overcooked and it did not taste like the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30622 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949.497.7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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