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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 - 10:00 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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Ruby's with a View, and good food too!

Ruby's with a fantastic view and includes a modified menu as well which we always seem to order from. It sits on the 2nd floor of a corner building which will give you plenty of "fresh Air" if you want. This is our Favorite Ruby's

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Bryan S
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Orange County, California
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  • Families with children
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Orange County, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Ruby's with a fantastic view and includes a modified menu as well which we always seem to order from. It sits on the 2nd floor of a corner building which will give you plenty of "fresh Air" if you want. This is our Favorite Ruby's

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Goodyear, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Seated above the main drag in San Juan Capistrano with a beautiful view of the mission we enjoyed our early dinner. I ordered the chef's salad, and my husband had a hamburger. It was the largest hamburger and chef's salad I have seen in a long time. We could have split one entree and been happy. We were outdoors, enjoying... More 

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San CLemente
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A favorite burger place for my grandson and I after we have visited the SJC Train Station. This restaurant has two trains that travel just below the ceiling that kept his interest. The food and service were great. The servers go out of their way to get the little ones their food quickly.

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San Marcos, California
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Chain restaurant that doesn't truly resemble a 50's diner -- it does somewhat with a larger amount of tables. Typical selections most likely large volume of burger orders. Definitely family friendly with ordinary food.

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My Husband and I had a great breakfast yesterday at Ruby's. We both had perfectly cooked over easy eggs with Ruby's special fried potatoes and I had their new beniots. They were light and tasty and worth the carbs! We had way too many refills of their great coffee. We love this Ruby's with their outdoor patio overlooking the Mission... More 

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San Juan Capistrano
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Located directly in the middle of town. Parking is across the street or behind in the public parking lot. Covered parking is available. Great place to take the kids, as it is a very friendly family place. The adults can "get away" on the upstairs outside patio with it's very western theme. Also, the patio is a nice casual place... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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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?