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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice view from Resturant

My wife and I walked out to the end of the Wharf to Ruby's. Service and hamburgers were excellent. Will go back again next time at Newport.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been going to this diner since I was a child. Their food is phenomenal and they have some of the friendliest staff you can encounter. The place is always buzzing and reminds you of a 50's Diner feel which is exactly what they strive for. The decor is nothing but 50's memorabilia with a parlor theme. Will return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I walked out to the end of the Wharf to Ruby's. Service and hamburgers were excellent. Will go back again next time at Newport.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Everyone in our party enjoyed their burgers, fries, onion rings. The restaurant is on the end of the Pier in a 50's era atmosphere. Extremely casual and relaxed. Shorts and t-shirts dress. Wish their umbrellas tipped because during sunset hours the sun was a little brutal and hard to escape on their fun upper deck. It was fun to eat... More 

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utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food is really good. They have burgers, sandwiches, fries, shakes, etc. I love the 50's diner atmosphere. Warning...there is no bathroom. You have to use the beach bathroom near the entrance to the pier.

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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