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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92661
949-675-7829
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic and Unexpected

I wasn't expecting a good meal at Rubys, but boy was I wrong. The food was really really good, and the service was amazing. The ONLY downside is that there are no bathrooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best burgers in OC. Great treat for adults and kids. They will be talking about for years. Fries excellent. Just a fun spit at the end of the pier

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The original Ruby Cheeseburger and onion rings! WOW! That was a meal. Big 1/2 pound fresh burger and your choice of cheese. Very filling and very tasty. But..... it is not cheap! 4 burgers and 3 orders of Frings (combo of fries & rings) was $60.00, so order accordingly. We got ours to-go, but the place was full of customers,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I wasn't expecting a good meal at Rubys, but boy was I wrong. The food was really really good, and the service was amazing. The ONLY downside is that there are no bathrooms.

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great ocean view while eating, really nice waiters and a mouth watering burger and fries. We always go to Rubys on the pier after spending they day at Balboa beach. One of my favorite places to eat.

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San Juan Capistrano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are very few places you can walk out on a pier and have a meal over looking an the ocean. Ruby's is casual and the food is always consistently good and reasonable. It's especially fun if you take along children because of the "soda shop" atmosphere. There is an upstairs outside balcony, so don't miss that. Enjoy the Balboa... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Parking was a bit of a hassle as it is limited and you do have to pay. The walk out to the pier is so fun and pretty. There were a lot of families fishing and pulling out their catches so it was exciting. We like to eat on the top of the restaurant as it is away from the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Hotel staff recommended rubys diner at balboa wharf to us. We Just arrived by airplane and we're starving. We wanted something lite and on the water. The location Is great. But this wasn't our first time to the area so it is nothing extraordinary. What struck me the most is the appearance. It looked like a bait shop at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We took a roadtrip to balboa island on a Sunday. Decided to have lunch at the end of the pier at ruby's. Cute diner with outdoor seating upstairs. We totally lucked out and got seated immediately. Service was a little slow and it got a little hot waiting in the sun! Food was good. Had to ask to get drink... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Visited a few years ago and had to come back when in area. Authentic diner at end of pier with amazing views of sea and beach. Usual kind of menu with pancakes, burgers etc. Service a little slow but forgiven as gave us time to watch the fisherman.

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This Ruby's is right at the end of the Pier on Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA. Very nice outside seating with umbrellas. Didn't actually eat inside but it appeared to be pretty nice when we looked in the door before deciding to sit outside as the weather was beautiful in the mid to upper 70s, and in March to boot!... More 

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Additional Information about Ruby's Diner

Address: #1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92661
Phone Number: 949-675-7829
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: 949-675-7829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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