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Ruby's Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on the roof top on a beautiful sunny day. The Classic Ruby Burger was delicious as are the fries (thin and crispy). The milkshakes here are worth the calories! Efficient service, cool atmosphere and oldies playing in the background. What a fun lunch!

Thank NJDels
Anaheim, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place looks like a regular Ruby's, but given it's unique location (at the end of the pier), it's a very special location. The food is typical Ruby's big tasty burgers and shakes, and the staff are generally friendly. Also it has a take-out section that you can just grab something if you don't feel like sitting and enjoy your... More 

Thank Reza_M_M_1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant roof top dinner. Water all around. No pesky birds. Perfect weather. Burgers and fries were excellent

Thank Daren V
Johnson City, Tennessee
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just too cool! We sat on the roof under umbrellas. The hotdog was good. Fries were delicious. As well as the fish. But the coffee milkshake - well, that was epic! Just really loved this whole experience.

Thank joyhope
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a childhood friend for dinner on a recent business trip to Santa Ana. We visited Ruby's on Balboa Pier and had a great meal. Their burgers are EXCELLENT and done to perfection. I had the Aloha Burger with teriyaki sauce, pineapple, lettuce and tomato. My friend had the Guacamole Burger which had salsa and avocado. Their fries are... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful rooftop dining! Our favorite is breakfast on the roof. Try the Corned Beef Hash breakfast! Outstanding! The glass enclosure protects you from any wind, but you still have a great view of the ocean and the occasional pod of Dolphins!

Thank Zain D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We ate on the roof of Rubys! The food was great. Dayton, our server, did an awesome job. It was a great time for sure. Eating on the roof at a corner table is a great location to catch the sunset.

Thank Chris A
Anaheim, California
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Stopped by after a day at the beach. Food was reasonably priced. Enjoyed having lunch/dinner on the upper deck looking out over the ocean. Definitely will stop by again!

Thank Jose P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Going to the original Ruby's on the Pier is a not to be missed experience..... just be prepared to wait for a table ;)

Thank Rebecca A
Evening Shade, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here after a day of flying and traveling. I personally got a butterfingers shake, and the original burger. I have to say, awesome burger! Big, juicy, and good sized portion! Thanks Derek for a great meal, and great service!

Thank Dominque B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 949-675-7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?