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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Shakes and Malts to die for...

Great spot to pop in for a shake or malt or ice cream on a warm day after walking the pier. We were vacationing nearby and on a particularly cold rainy day it was perfect to walk under our umbrella, down the pier, and pop in to Ruby's for delicious hot cocoa. Two days later it was warm and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Roberta P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. Although the location is ideal, every other aspect is not. The restaurant was filthy and the food was not appealing. Both my husband and I were unhappy. The servers were very nice and attentive, but every aspect of the restaurant was gross. Sticky floors, grimmy hand rails, the booths looked like they had... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great spot to pop in for a shake or malt or ice cream on a warm day after walking the pier. We were vacationing nearby and on a particularly cold rainy day it was perfect to walk under our umbrella, down the pier, and pop in to Ruby's for delicious hot cocoa. Two days later it was warm and sunny...so... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Same food you can get at Angelos Burgers or any other diner. Just over priced because of the view. Service wasn't up to par. Either because it was busy or under staffed. Food was decent, nothing really special. Was hungry n thirsty after walk the length of the pier.

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mcminnville or
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110 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ruby's is a chain of 50's style diners. This location is at the end of the Oceanside pier so the ocean views are very nice. The second floor has the best views and outdoor seating. The specialties are burgers, shakes, and fries but two of us had shrimp and chips w/ six butterfly shrimp and fries. All very good. I... More 

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Lake Havasu City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A nice diner-type restaurant right at the end of the Oceanside Pier. The food was quite good. I had clam chowder that was rich and loaded with clams. My son ordered a burger that was enormous with good fries. The service was good and our waitress kept our drinks topped off. The restaurant seems to be very clean. We had... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Service was very slow and food was bland. Would stick with a milkshake or dessert if you wa t to sit and enjoy the view.

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Montgomery
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182 reviews 182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

When in Rome ... or in this case, a classic 50's diner .... you must order a burger, fries, and a shake !! The burgers are HUGE, juicy and oh so good. The fries keep you chomping on more, and the shake = DELICIOUS !! Service was great, and although they had a long wait time, we had seats to... More 

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solebury, pa
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57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Got here and walked out to the end of the pier for breakfast. It's something you must do when in Oceanside. The food is very good and plenty of it. We had to take doggie bags. It's nice to sit and watch for whales and enjoy your meal. Will return for a late snack.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This Ruby's is on a pier that is out in the ocean. The food was good and the service was very good as well. The waitress was polite and helpful. We just ordered some ice cream and enjoyed the view from the window. The restaurant was clean and not too loud

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Castro Valley
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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited Oceanside on our Spring Break and tried Ruby's for dinner on a Tuesday night. Nice walk along the wharf out to the restaurant at the end. Very busy. Kids eat free that night. 20 minute wait. They have outside seating but it was too cold. Fun diner atmosphere and wonderful view of the Pacific. Our order took really... 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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