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“Haven't been to a Ruby's I didn't like” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ruby's Diner

Ruby's Diner
5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.931.7829
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Ranked #16 of 284 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Milton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Haven't been to a Ruby's I didn't like”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Good food, great service, awesome place to take the family, their shakes are to die for if you like the really thick ones and they do serve a lot so it is a dessert destination if you don't make it past the entree......

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Pullman, WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Flavorless and greasy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

The burgers looked good but the meat itself lacked flavor. My onion rings were drippy with grease and again had little flavor.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sooke, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Eats in Carlsbad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Ate twice here. After the first meal I was so happy that I inquired about a franchise for my home town. The service was impeccable. We ordered onion rings for a starter and they were on the table in under three minutes. Searched out Ruby's diners for the rest of our trip. Ohhhh soooo good. Your welcome in advance.

Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Ruby's Carlsbad is a good option”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Little kids (and big kids masquerading as Dad) love Ruby's. Great service and trains whizzing around overhead. We liked having a meal after shopping at the outlet village.

Visited September 2012
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Aurora, Colorado
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181 reviews 181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Really Big Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

50's decor. Took us back to our (4) youth. The breakfasts were hearty and hot. Eggs were decent sized, sausage was tasty and the potatoes were good. Bright sun shiney place. Coffee was excellent. We got our monies worth.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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