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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Correction. This resturant is located at the end of the Balboa Pier on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. Trip Advisor ranks it amongst restaurants on Balboa Island. FYI. It is not located on Balboa Island.

Thank Rick W
Boron, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Worst service i have experienced in a long time. Our server messed up our order every step of the way including charging me for items i did not order. On the bright side the food was really good.

Thank Robert J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been visiting Ruby,s for a very long time. When I would go to Balboa Beach as a teenager I would always walk on the pier to get a ice cream and a burger. So this restraint has a sentimental meaning for me. I love going in there and singing to the oldies. The service is great, everyone is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Its worth wait in line, and really it wasn't that bad. You're on the pier over looking the ocean, best view I've ever had waiting. Food is so yummy and portion is big! Shakes are amazing. Don't count calories if you go here, just enjoy. We got lucky and got to see a whale passing by.

Thank UtahAlice
Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Have been here many times, the food is good, hot and service is usually good. Only thing they stopped serving your malts and shakes in the large glasses with the remaining amount left for you to fill your glass up. They serve it in a paper cup and charge you almost $5 for it. Very disappointing. Asked for separate tickets,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

When you just want to go for joy this is the place to do it! I love going to Balboa and when I do Ruby's Diner on the Pier is my first stop! This trip was especially fun because I was able to introduce friends and family who had never experienced it before! We ordered all the correct foods for... More 

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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?