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Ruby's Diner

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American, Diner
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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
949-675-7829
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend I had met through a travel group was coming through Newport beach for a couple days, so being I lived in the area I volunteered to spend some time with her on her solo trip abroad (she's from Sweden). On her last day in town we went to the beach near the Newport pier, then lunch at Rudys.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we visited we thought the place was really great. The second time we were somewhat disappointed. Too many mistakes were made and there seemed to be a more casual attitude amongst the staff. The food was cold. The toast was very rubbery. It all seemed as though it had been cooked an hour ago.

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Thank Margie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend who grew up close by told us about Ruby's. It was such a fun atmosphere and the milk shakes are some of the best I've ever had! Would definitely go back!

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Thank Camille H
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a 50's style diner, from the decor to the staff uniforms. Very Friendly helpful staff. I had the Ranch Burger which is really big and filling. The fries how ever aren't.They are not your normal American fries, more shoe string fries.

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Thank zahran z
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After getting off the Catalina Flyer, we opted to eat dinner at the ORIGINAL RUBY'S DINER. As usual, we were fully satisfied! The ambiance is as eventful as always, though I'd rather hear Big Bang music from Ruby's era - that was our one disappointment. Being one of the original employees with Ralph and Doug will always be a treasured... More 

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Thank LivPurple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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!

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Thank NJDels
Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Daren V
Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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.

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Thank joyhope
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: #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?