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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Nice Ruby's location with upstairs patio

This is one of our regular stops (2 young boys) and the quality of this Ruby's is on par with the chain. Prices are moderate and the consistency is always good. The upstairs patio tends to be breezy on cool days or too hot on sunny days, so we usually sit inside

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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ATL, Georgia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ruby's is a chain Restaurant that takes you on a blast to the past. 50's memorabilia decorates this restaurant throughout. We sat in the vinyl red booth & listened to music of yesteryear. I order a chocolate malt that came in an old tall 50's milkshake glass & the extra was in silver metal tin. Nice touch. The kids baskets... More 

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Thank LandlockedATL
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Laguna Beach to celebrate my birthday day. I went to Ruby's Diner and had such an amazing time. I has a very delicious burger with onion rings it was amazing!!

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Thank patti m
Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Laguna Beach for a wedding and decided to drive down the Pacific Hwy and spotted Ruby's. We were up early and decided it was time for breakfast. The vintage cars and the décor was great, but the food was great. I had the pancakes with nuts and granola - fantastic. My husband had a huge breakfast with... More 

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Thank afrye99
Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is one of our regular stops (2 young boys) and the quality of this Ruby's is on par with the chain. Prices are moderate and the consistency is always good. The upstairs patio tends to be breezy on cool days or too hot on sunny days, so we usually sit inside

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Thank U4620TOtraveler
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Tried this one morning and ended up going back every morning of the trip! The eggs benny were totally fantastic. Tried a few varieties and all were great. Friendly and prompt service. Good prices. Recommend.

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Thank Beth P
United States
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

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Thank 729travel
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Wyfoodie
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
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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 

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Thank Julie V
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

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Thank Denise A
Geneva
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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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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: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?