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Newport Beach

Ruby's Shake Shack


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, American, Fast Food, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Fast Food, Diner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The line of cars waiting to park here is enough of a clue that it's a great stopping spot. The food is quite good for diner food and the view is unbeatable. As for the shakes... Delicious! Would recommend either the strawberry or coffee,

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my last day in California, an officemate mentioned this burger joint along the coast hwy. I‘ve passed thru the area several times and have always been intrigued. There’s always a line to get in. Parking maybe a bit of a hassle and you have...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank CassyB909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting a friend and decided to take a walk on Balboa. Marty suggested we eat at Ruby's Shake Shack. A nostalgia type restaurant that took me back a few years. Music for the 60's and 70's playing in the background. We both ordered the fish...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank OhioFreddie
Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

There is a reason why this true shack is rated so high..just a limited menu but the burgers are good, hot with smooth buns, fries are hot and crispy,...the view from the edge is perfect ocean especially at sunset...big drawback is limited parking...shake chalices are...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Tomtomaz2
Reviewed January 7, 2020

The problem is the line of cars to get in even though it is outside. You can walk up a steep climb of stairs from crystal cove beach.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank _betmiddleton
Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

If passing thru on foot, by car or bike, stop in for a shake at least. We walked the mile and a half from the Marriott for breakfast. Not a better view of the ocean hanging on the side of a cliff. Egg sandwich with...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank bruces4gt
Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

Food and milkshake were good and a fantastic view overlooking the ocean and a nice beach. Parking is limited.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jwhammo
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Stunning views from this burger joint on the side of the road. Took about 15 minutes for a parking place to open up but the wait was worth it. Burgers and shakes made for a quick and filling lunch on the side of the PCH.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank kmcgehee5491
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Burgers (many to choose from) are consistently very good and the shakes are great (large portions). Love the 50s diner ambience along with the 50s music. My favorite burgers are the Guacomole Burger and the Ruby Melt. The Mocha Shake is to die for. Service...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank van m
Reviewed August 25, 2019

The parking lot is small with one way in and one way out. You have to wait for a car to leave in order to get into the lot. We were there on a Thursday evening in August and waited about 15 minutes to get...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Judy M
April 30, 2018|
Response from fredyt3 | Reviewed this property |
no.....but service is quick. Hope this helps.
April 2, 2018|
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Response from lewiefam | Reviewed this property |
Okay, I'm answering my own question.... Apparently they are both a Shake Shack. So no worries.
June 18, 2016|
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Response from PTAMom2010 | Reviewed this property |
There is a staircase down to Crystal Cove a bit to the north of the restaurant.
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