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“Excellent Turkey Burger” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ruby's Diner

Ruby's Diner
275 W. Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
808-248-7829
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Ranked #16 of 116 restaurants in Kahului
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Palo Alto, California
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Turkey Burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I can say from experience that it's not easy to make a good turkey burger, but Ruby's has figured out "la method." Combine that with good fries, and you really can't ask more from a diner.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Maui, Hawaii
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106 reviews 106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Auntie loves the breakfast tacos...what more is there to say...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

went next door to check on Auntie, see if she wanted to go get some brekkie....well she said heck yeah let's holo holo on down there...(surely you can figure that one out)...

seated right away at this family/locals popular eatery up front at Maui's biggest mall....Ka'ahumanu...

neither of us are strangers to Ruby's, but we don't get there together much...

Auntie went for the breakfast taco's...huge portion...two tacos, served in smaller than quesadilla size flour torts, with more than all the trimmings...plus choice of side, like sliced tomato or cottage cheese etc...

Whole wheat tortillas with scrambled egg whites, low-fat American cheese, salsa and green onions. Served with tomato slices with lean turkey sausage (or smoked bacon...the other meat choice) Guacamole and sour cream...more than she could eat, but no worries, Uncle back home was waiting for l o's (left overs)...

I, on the other hand went for my new(est) favorite...the Veggie Omelet...never disappointed in this one...nicely presented with basil leaf/cheese garnish...fresh mushroom/tomato...plenty potatoes...I forgo the muffin/toast in favour of more spuds...hey I'm from the mid West, what can I say...

all in all was less than 20$ plus tip...

service here is f-f-e...fast, friendly, efficient...food was brought out quickly...very popular place esp on Sunday after church, get choke local families...and often on Sundays they have a 'Balloon person' making those silly, well, balloon things for the kiddies...

all in all, hard to beat Ruby's...Kirk...the managing partner (read 65 hour weeks) is often cooking, and if not there he is working the floor, greeting his guests and those of us who are frequent guests...

staff is long time, and with it...they got game...

go...

enjoy...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Good comfort food stop, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stopped here after leaving the airport and liked it so much, we stopped again later in the week when leaving Iao Valley. Great milkshakes, burgers, fries, and mac salad. Burgers are huge so be hungry. They have a lot of other things on the menu but the burgers were so good, we had them twice with a basket of Frings for the table. Great service. The young man that waited on us both times was very nice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“What we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The food was good, average. We had the burgers, fries and milkshake. If you do stop in my daughter and i recommend getting a milkshake. Old school made and very thick and delicious.

The decor was 1950's which is why we wanted to try it. Its located at the mall in kahului.

Visited August 2013
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went to Ruby's based on Trip Advisor reviews. My first thought when we arrived was to turn around and leave. The washrooms were filthy and the staff seemed confused and not organized. We decided to stick it out and were glad we did. Three of the four meals were good. The fourth, the kids chicken strips were salty and we would not recommend them. The parmesan bread used for the burgers was good. The club sandwich was great and so was the shake. There was an error in one of the orders and the staff were great in making up for it. We'll likely return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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