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Ruby's Diner

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) #15 of 272 Restaurants in Carlsbad $$ - $$$ American,
5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-931-7829
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fries” (36 reviews)
“beignets” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Diner
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very busy mall area and parking was a challenge. But food made it most worthwhile. Large table accomodated 11 people!! Food reasonably priced and plentiful, nicely presented. Great for an informal lunch.

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was good but the atmosphere was great! My kids loved it. This is a 50's style diner. After we were seated my kids were given paper replicas of classic muscle cars to play with. The menu consisted of all the classic...More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we were doing some shopping, we decided to have a late lunch. Ruby's Diner was handy and a burger sounded good. Well, when was the last time you enjoyed a milk shake? It had been quite some time for me, so I ordered a...More

Thank Skip M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited southern California in May and stayed at a hotel in Carlsbad for a few nights. In the morning when we would go shopping at the outlet located in the same block we would go to Ruby's for breakfast. Once we...More

Thank Hector B
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is an old fashion diner - they have the best hamburgers, are reasonably priced. They even did great at giving us desserts to go in the evening that included ice cream (they packed them just right)

Thank Breezin65
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We were over from the UK and this was our first Ruby's experience. We loved it. Great food, great service and fun decor. We'll be back.

Thank NeilFarnham
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

The server was very nice.... everything else not so much. The food although big portions and cheap was greasy and not tasty. It has a sad atmosphere. Kids enjoyed the trains and pirate ships.

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Ruby's is your typical diner setting with 50's style waitresses, etc. They have a train that is suspended from the ceiling that is fun for the kids. The food is not bad, I usually go for the burger, fries, shake and as far as diner...More

1  Thank beachlovers4
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Good comfort food on a way back to the hotel from Disneyland, the milk shakes are superb. Kids eat Free on Tuesdays but you have to ask for it otherwise they will charge you for the meal.

Thank Icesloth1985
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We were meeting some family from the LA area and Oceanside was a reasonable half way point. We were going to eat at one specific place in Oceanside but turned out there was some sort of 5k or the sort that day and to try...More

Thank David W
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Linda G
May 12, 2016|
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Response from Bipin D | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
If you want vegan, you're in the totally wrong place. I'd go elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-931-7829
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