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Ruby's San Juan

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31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-496-7829
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
walk upstairs to the 1950's...

Just walk up a flight of stairs (or use the escalator or elevator) to enter a 1950's diner. The naugahyde seats and polished chrome bar stools provide a perfect setting for the red-and-white striped outfits of the wait staff. The chugga-chugga sound of the model train circling the interior just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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  • Families with children
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Corona del Mar, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Been going here for than 15 years. Many other restaurants in this area have changed and Ruby's has managed to stay the same and get better. Excellent!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Rubys in San Juan Capistrano has added an outdoor eating and drinking area with an updated menu. this gives a nice addition to the traditional Rubys indoor diner. There is an outside fireplace to add romance.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are a lot of Ruby's in the country but this one is special. Ruby's Diner in San Juan Capistrano never disappoints. The food always taste good. I ordered the Fresh Roast Turkey Breast Sandwich. This is the beast turkey sandwich ever because the spread it with cranberry sauce. The cranberry gives the sandwich that extra kick that makes it... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just walk up a flight of stairs (or use the escalator or elevator) to enter a 1950's diner. The naugahyde seats and polished chrome bar stools provide a perfect setting for the red-and-white striped outfits of the wait staff. The chugga-chugga sound of the model train circling the interior just above head level is somehow soothing and oddly appropriate. (The... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ordered the special grilled chicken on flat bread with a side salad. The salad was so fresh and delicious and the blue cheese dressing tasted home made and as good as my own. The sandwich though, was the show stopper. The chicken perfectly seasoned and grilled topped with the very best guacamole I have ever had in my life. I... More 

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Clayton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We sat outside, people watching while enjoying a good burger and fries. The service was also very good.

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Muskegon, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had lunch here after visiting the mission on a recommendation from a mailman. They have a vast menu with Mexican and American food. My wife had Irish loaded potatoes and my friends and I had burgers. The food was very good and more then you could eat for a good price!!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very good breakfast as well as Burgers. Electric trains entertain kids. Inside and out dining. Good value and location.

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california
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Dined on outdoor patio overlooking historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Turkey Burger was a healthy option after the holidays. It comes with guacamole, optional jalapenos, and was delicious, best I have ever had anywhere. Family friendly, kids menu, indoor seating, patio heaters. Near the movie theater and one block from Mission entrance, train station, and across from antique mall.... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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519 reviews 519 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Convenient to stop in before or after a visit to the Mission. Great roof-top patio. Lots of choices on the menu. All 4 of us chose different items and were pleased. Friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-496-7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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