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1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-433-7829
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh food good to the last drop

We had lunch there, with no waiting, and I had a grilled Asian chicken salad. It was huge, but I enjoyed it so much I just kept eating and eating. The ingredients were very fresh. The waitress was very pleasant. The panoramic ocean view was very relaxing. The décor is very casual and almost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Hannah E
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Washington DC, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Washington DC, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had lunch there, with no waiting, and I had a grilled Asian chicken salad. It was huge, but I enjoyed it so much I just kept eating and eating. The ingredients were very fresh. The waitress was very pleasant. The panoramic ocean view was very relaxing. The décor is very casual and almost decrepit, so the fisherman could feel... More 

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Oceanside, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food is ok, restaurant is run down and not that clean, but the ocean view is spectacular (they really need to remodel) If you are in the mood to eat surrounded by the ocean then this is the place for you. That is, as long as you do not care about what you are eating. The food is just a... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been here several times and there was always a wait. Service pretty good, food decent/average... Nothing to rave about. It's fun to eat at the end of the pier and watch sailboats go by.

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I'm sorry to say I have 3 stars but the wait was long and the food did not live up to our expectations.

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

For having the absolute best location in Oceanside I was hoping for a better spot. The servers have to dress in those awful outfits, (everyone is so friendly though) and it would be so cool to go out there for a cocktail at happy hour. I got the clam chowder thinking it had to be good when it's literally ON... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's a great little place to stop...had Ice Cream, onion rings & beer....Beer was warm but the rings & ice cream were pretty awesome! Took about 15 minutes to get served...not a problem but I'm not use to waiting that long & started to think maybe they didn't see us come in? Waitress came & served with a smile....glad I... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The diner is cute with 50s style decor and menu. Waitress was great. The view was wonderful. Good was just basic diner style. Nothing amazing, but certainly not bad. Would be a great place to take kids.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were a little alarmed by the crowd waiting to be seated, but we were seated relatively quickly. The burger was very good; the shakes amazing! The view of the sunset out at the end of the pier was second to none. Our food came out quickly and was piping hot. People watching inside the restaurant and out on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ruby's is by far the only best place to eat at the Oceanside Pier and if you live along the beach. The employees are well mannered and hilarious! I don't remembered who served us last week, but his name started with a D i beleive.. He was a great person to have a conversation with at breakfast time! Ruby's is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Such a fun place! Ruby's is 50's diner inspired and serves classic American cuisine in a unique and beautiful location at the end of Oceanside Pier. The place is popular so be prepared to wait especially during busy times (lunch and dinner). But it's worth it! The burgers are fantastic and there is a wide variety of deserts and milkshakes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 760-433-7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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