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Ruby's San Juan

31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-496-7829
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Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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English first
San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We've eaten at other Ruby's restaurants in southern cal and know the food is typical diner food. I wouldn't have chosen it, but I was with my kids and they opted for a familiar restaurant for lunch. We sat inside to enjoy some air conditioning after being outside in the sun at the Mission for a couple hours. The noise... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came to San Juan Capistrano to tour the Inn and grounds. However, we thought we would grab a bite to eat before what turned out to be an almost two hour walk through the gardens and ruins of the initial edifice. Just across the street were three or four restaurants and Ruby's with its upstairs deck and inside seating... More

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Alpine, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We love to go to Rubies when we're in S.J. Capistrano because they make generous sundaes, real ice cream shakes and malts, custom flavored colas and fairly priced varieties of burgers. We go at less busy times so service has been wonderful. I enjoy their Ruby's bowl of chili with cheese and onions-meaty with no beans and very filling. Add... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ruby's always does great burgers no matter which location you try. This one is a cut above the rest. It is located on the second floor of the Franciscan Plaza, which gives it's new outside patio a stellar view of the downtown area. At night the sounds of the nightly band at the Swallows across the street drift up to... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Ruby's is a great place for kids - and their Sky Ranch patio is a really nice addition with unique food for the Ruby's brand. We love the veggie burger options - the GoFit burger is amazing - and the food is consistently good across the board. Service is always excellent.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've been to many Ruby's and this is my favorite. The reason being is the location. If you sit outside in the Sky lounge, you have a view of the Mission. They have outside heaters and a bar too. The food is good and I love their shakes.

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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Worth waiting to be seated. Great burgers and great hospitality & service. As we were seated at the bar we could see what was going on at the kitchen, it was spotless. All the personnel was super efficient with their continuous warm smiles... Everything we had was delicious! Thank you!

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a good experience at this Ruby's. Parking was easy to find considering the streets were so busy. We were seated fairly quickly and the servers were very friendly. They serve diner type food but offer vegetarian dishes (veggie burgers, etc) as well. It's a fun setting and our girls really enjoyed the food and the entertainment they offered... More

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Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Ruby's chain has a winning formula. The recreation of a 40's/50's diner is just perfect. This one appeals especially to the little boy in all of us with it's train theme with G scale trains running around the ceiling and a large scale engine on a revolving platform. But it does not stop there. There is an open air... More

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Miami
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

So, you want a burger and you're at least young at heart, and you just happen to be in San Juan Capistrano around lunchtime. Where to eat? Ruby's is the place! My friends and I sat outside. There were large tables filled with children of all ages…oh, and their parents, too. Their menu was varied, my burger was perfectly cooked,... More

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