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“Fun to Eat On the Pier” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruby's Diner

Ruby's Diner
#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92661
949-675-7829
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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newport beach, ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fun to Eat On the Pier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

If you're looking for an old fashioned All-American meal, Ruby's Diner on the Pier is the spot. Good food with a killer setting on the pier and over the water. We dig eating here.

Visited June 2013
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Hesperia, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We had a large party and they accommodated us on the top deck. The kids were treated like superstars with their own table and treats. We went on a Thurs night, end of May. Great service and amazing food! Server was busy but didn't let that slow her down.

Visited May 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews 36 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“What a location !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had my lunch in Ruby`s at the Pier on the top floor. View couldn't be better , the seafood combo was really great and perfect service and price. I wish I can come back again :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Branson, Missouri
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158 reviews 158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Who cares about paper plates! The location and food are great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

I had an afternoon off from meetings, and was directed to Balboa Island and Rubys. What a great suggestion it was! Rubys is located at the end of the pier, with an amazing view of the beach, surfers, dolphins, and a sea lion. The wind was pretty brisk on the day I went, but the sun was warm. I had the Mediterranean Burger, fries, and a Cherry Coke (even though I seldom drink sodas, it just seemed the right thing to do). This is one of those "have to visit" places if you are in the area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Altea, Spain
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Fantastic - despite the challenges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Rubys diner is located at the end of the pier on the Newport Beach penninsula. Due to its location the water supply is limited and therefore there are no bathrooms for customers to use (but there are some at the start of the pier) and all the crockery is disposable so water is not wasted with washing up. The food and service is excellent along with a large and varied menu. There are two floors to the restaurant with the upper level being outside. The are clear panels so you can admire the view without being blown away and gas heaters if it gets chilly. You can watch the fisherman leaning over the edge of the pier landing their catch (some with more success than others). While sitting here we were lucky enough to see loads of pelicans and also a school of dolphins which were quite close to the beach but happily swimming around. The view over the ocean is fantastic and you can also see the tourists on the beach. This restaurant is well worth a visit, just dont expect the ritz (they do very well with what they have available).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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