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24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949-588-7829
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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 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy breakfast

We were there on a Sunday am and got a table right away. Some of our party arrived before the rest, so we ordered some beignets to start. They were lovely pillows of dough...not greasy or heavy at all. That's just the way that I like them! Our party of 7 was served promptly after we ordered. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marian E
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there on a Sunday am and got a table right away. Some of our party arrived before the rest, so we ordered some beignets to start. They were lovely pillows of dough...not greasy or heavy at all. That's just the way that I like them! Our party of 7 was served promptly after we ordered. I had the... More 

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Thank Marian E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in At 7and waited until 7:20 B4 a server came by and told us she wild be right back, 15 min. later another server came by with the same story. SEE YA

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Thank Chris S
Laguna Hills, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Some days the food is great, others its only ok. But the last time we went my husband has a real bad reaction to a TURKEY BURGER. I had a ruby melt, which is always very good, my sister had a regular burger, and my husband decided to eat healthy for the first time ever. He had a reaction within... More 

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Thank NH2CA
Laguna Woods, California
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I believe Ruby's pecan waffle combo is he best breakfast available in this area; ;however, today we went in for lunch and split the sea food platter with a shake. Both were excellent and plenty of food for two seniors.

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Thank arnold s
Painesville, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Ruby's Diner is at the end of the Balboa Pier. Beautiful view!!! Fifties-style diner with good diner food! Reasonably priced. Biggest issue is that, although they serve beer and wine inside the diner, there are NO public restrooms. You have to walk all the way back along the pier to the public restrooms on the beach. Very inconvenient!

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Thank X8232XQsusant
Mission Viejo, California
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is one of the few places that you can get a good malt, not just a shake. I like the double chocolate chip shake the best. They have a large variety of burgers, and the Cajun fries are the best, and they keep bringing more. I'm getting hungry just writing about it.

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Thank Dennis K
Lake Forest, California
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276 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Movies makes a terrific burger! The decor is 1950s Americana and the waitstaff is generally very friendly! The fries are great and the onion rings terrific! Don't pass up on malt… It is impossible to diet here! You will eat more then your daily allotment of calories in one meal! Plan ahead!

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Thank Dave H
Lake Forest, California
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227 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have tried burgers, fish & chips, sandwiches and taco plates and have never been disappointed. I have also tried a few of their shakes and they are consistently near-perfect. Even though they offer "refillable" french fries, their portions are usually so large that I hardly ever have any room left. Their wait staff have got to be some of... More 

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Thank IslandLovinTwosome
Aliso Viejo, California
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Comfort food with healthy alternatives if you choose. We feel like this Ruby's is part of our family, many times after school sports we always ended up at Ruby's because the food is always good. A fun place to take our grandchildren now. Who can resist a Ruby's sundae?

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Thank hisbux21
Aliso Viejo, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Overall, we love this Ruby's. It has an authentic 1940s feel, with the decor, music, etc. Recently, however, the restaurant discontinued the majority of its "Deliteful" (lower fat/calories options) menu, including the awesome chicken soft tacos and other great alternatives. Unfortunately, it is now essentially just another burger joint with higher prices. Since they have so drastically changed the menu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: 949-588-7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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