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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92661
949-675-7829
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Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First off, you can't beat the location and views. We sat on the upper sun deck and enjoyed looking out on the ocean. The service was fine, if not a little slow even though there were only two other groups upstairs. The food was just okay and about as greasy and messy as one would expect from a diner. Unfortunately,... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The kids and I stopped here on vacation to the LA area. We had never been to California before. I wanted to see the Newport Beach area and saw this restaurant here on Trip Advisor. We stopped in for breakfast and heeding the warnings on this site had the kids use the restrooms at the beginning of the pier which... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We ate lunch here on our day trip and found it to be priced right clean and the price was right! They have a very large menu and good drinks, we'll be back!!

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Elora, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We were thrilled to spend our first few hours on the Balboa Pier and thought eating here would be a real treat, but between waiting a really long time for a cheap plastic seat surrounded by bothersome seagulls, and poor service and really average food, I would give this a miss next time.

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Amarillo, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a great lunch at Ruby’s Dinner on the Balboa Pier (the original Ruby’s). This dinner is located at the end of the pier and even at lunch time there were plenty of tables available. We ate outside with an ocean view some people pay much more for at other restaurants. The food at Ruby’s is very good and... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A visit to Newport Beach is not complete without a visit to The Crab Cooker (see the reviews) and Ruby's Diner on the pier. Yeah, you may have to wait for a table, but the people watching (and the fish they catch) are memorable. Once you score a table the burgers and shakes are fantastic. My favorite is the "Oreo"... More 

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west midlands
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This diner has a beautiful location end of the pier and fabulous roof top seating area ... Milkshakes were good but served in paper cups without even the extra bit in the maker ... Service very slow .. But what a view

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had lunch at Ruby's and the food was good and the servings were good sized. Our server was very good and attentive. And being right on the water was great. The one thing that surprised us was no restrooms in the diner. The closest restrooms were at the beginning of the pier - a long way away. But overall,... More 

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California
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1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
535 helpful votes 535 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A group of us had Easter dinner here. The food was not traditional Easter fare, needless to say, but very tasty, perhaps due to the fresh ocean air. Servers were fun and being on the pier was as well.

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed delicious milkshakes and some fries after a long walk all around Balboa Island, Beach and Pier. Its a basic diner - nothing fancy but we sat upstairs on the outside deck, albeit breezy, had great friendly service and lovely views.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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