We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ruby's Diner

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
30622 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
Improve this listing
Add hours for Ruby's Diner and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
  • 3
  • 0
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cute atmosphere, good breakfast

We ate breakfast here and the atmosphere is the draw. The food was average, but it is a fun place to visit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
United States
Level Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We ate breakfast here and the atmosphere is the draw. The food was average, but it is a fun place to visit.

Thank 729travel
Level Contributor
78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Love this place for breakfast. We had really big breakfast, cinnamon french toast the malt waffles, the beignets, and everything was excellent. Enjoyed every bite. Excellent service too.

Thank Wyfoodie
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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 

Thank Julie V
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fabulous diner, set in 1950's style. Service was great and food was very tasty. Milkshakes are awesome!

Thank Denise A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Robert E
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
Level Contributor
154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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.

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
516 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 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 

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Level Contributor
160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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 

Thank Mark B
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.

Thank Jeanne P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank B00nd0ggle

Travelers who viewed Ruby's Diner also viewed

Laguna Beach, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County

Been to Ruby's Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ruby's Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?