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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burgers” (33 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
“ruby burger” (3 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

I was to Ruby's 2 times while staying on Balboa Island. Both times the food was excellent. The best burgers I've had in a long time. The fries and lemonade were top notch too. Well worth the visit.

Thank bmax625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to grab some grub and relax. The staff are very nice and wonderful to deal with. The birds are crazy but it just adds to the experience.

Thank Gregs2276
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed the Ruby's restaurants and decided to eat here mainly for the view at the end of the pier as it was a typical beautiful California day. You are right next to people fishing off the pier so kind of fun to...More

Thank carrieul
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Good diner food and great service from all the staff. Also what a view of ocean!! Prices were very reasonable. Has two floors overlooking the ocean. Restrooms are upstairs as well.

Thank vanfull
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

If you like burgers and watching a good sunset then this is the place for you. Good walk to the end of the pier and then a good choice of food - not just burgers but also salads etc. My daughter is gluten free and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Located on the pier typical diner with all fried food. Only place on the entire beach . Beautiful views. 8 dollars for a burger.prefer their other location at crystal cove

Thank Margeritta
Reviewed August 4, 2017

If you love the Sun, Wind & Waves then Ruby's Diner is for you! Located out on the end of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach CA. This nostalgic 50's style Diner has everything you could want when looking for a place to eat during a...More

Thank Streamsaz
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Food was typical burger and fries, but very, very good. (There are other menu options than burgers, but they seem to be Ruby's specialty). The shakes are to die for, and eating out on the pier makes you feel like you're eating in the middle...More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed June 21, 2017

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 June 20, 2017 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
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Mike H
October 1, 2017|
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I have never had to wait very long to get a table. If it is not to cold get one on top and you can see the best views. We have actually seen dolphin from there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, 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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