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Ruby's Diner

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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
+1 949-675-7829
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (24 reviews)
“ruby burger” (3 reviews)
“mackerel” (2 reviews)
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7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here while vacationing in Newport Beach. First of all the restaurant is at the end of a pier. There aren't any restrooms so go before you get there. It was a great place to eat. My husband and son had burgers. They...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great memories from my childhood. And even greater today! Had Ruby burgers with endless French fries; to die for! Wait staff was incredible; manager friendly and involved. Ask for Adrian.

Thank 2inluv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Ruby's Diner is ok. All paper products for your dinning, no bathrooms at all, ok food - ok service. Balboa Pier is loaded with fishing people & fish guts on the walk way (gross).

Thank Doreen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this diner at the end of the pier and decided to grab a milkshake and ice cream cone to enjoy while sitting on the pier. Definitely tasty and I kind of wish we had eaten lunch there but oh well. So cool to...More

Thank Cndnangel2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely done Cobb salad with tasty bacon, large egg, fresh tasting tomatoes, and greens. Simple wine choices but good wines. Nice setting on the water. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

Thank CharlieinTexas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Newport for my Sister's birthday. Where do we go for lunch? Ruby's, on the Balboa Pier, of course!!! My favorite burger is the Ruby Blues. It's a nice walk out to the end of the pier, so you can reward yourself with...More

Thank TravelcatTraveler
Reviewed May 16, 2017

What a great location! We loved sitting on the pier for lunch so much that we went here twice. The first day we had the Cobb salad and burgers, and everything on the salad was fresh, and the burger was juicy and huge. The second...More

Thank MakeMineMocha
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Right on the end of balboa pier, this place is the perfect spot for lunch! We were seated quickly..there is seating options outside and inside, as well as in the roof (though the roof seating was closed when I went). We opted to eat inside...More

1  Thank Megan J
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Ruby's on Balboa Island Pier is a must if you are in New Port Beach. It is located at the far end of the pier and on a clear, warm day be sure to sit outside. The burgers are terrific with a heaping mound of...More

1  Thank Balidude
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We first came here about a week after it opened, and have been coming here ever since. It has been hit and miss at times, but overall still pretty good. It is just not the same as it was when it first opened - the...More

Thank h2opolodad
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-7829
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