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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 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruby`s was recommended as a choice for lunch by our tour driver & im very glad I listened. After a lovely walk out along the pier Ruby`s appears, walking in it is so bright, sunny with lots of shiny chrome & damn cute. I was seated in adorable booth that i could see the water from easily, but it is... More 

Thank cortez48
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch the fisherman while you wait - enjoy the views and sunshine. Burger was cooked well and fries were great too.

Thank Heidi_Doug
Henderson, Nevada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at Ruby's diner. We walked there from our hotel. They had just opened up when we got there. The staff was very friendly, and the food was fantastic. Ruby's definitely deserves a return trip.

Thank John W
Brentwood, California
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140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a coffee there as part of visit to Balboa Excellent location at the end of the pier and we sat outside The view is great however many fishermen tend to spoil the ambiance for me The day was beautiful so enjoyed the short break, they do have indoor seating for the coop days

Thank KomillaS
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're always very careful with our diet, so it's always a big deal to break down and have a hamburger (and fries). There are many options at Ruby's. Just wish I could have had room for a shake as well. The weather was perfect so we at outside on the upper deck.

Thank Ruth F
Newport Beach, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful choice for breakfast, and also for lunch. Breakfast options are all good, the service is typically friendly and quick, and the shakes are a cut above. There's no better place for watching pier strollers and boats, and gazing at one of the world's greatest sandy beaches.

Thank Bill M
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was sightseeing on Balboa Island and it had been suggested to me that Ruby's diner was a great place, with fabulous views of the ocean, so we gave it a try. It was disappointing, frankly. On the ay we visited, California's usual sunshine was hidden by clouds but the diner is, certainly, in a great position with extensive views... More 

Thank Grouchmonkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank niqnak2289
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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.

Thank Margie M
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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!

Thank Camille H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
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?