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Ruby's Diner

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1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
+1 760-433-7829
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was extremely busy and the food was not that great. The service was mediocre at best. They are at the end of the pier which I believe is the only reason to go there.

Thank Cindy-Lou306
Deming, Washington, United States
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great 50's type diner with well known milkshakes ( in a scad of flavors) and hamburgers. Outside seating right over the bay ! Just before we were seated a whale was sighted. We were filled with burgers and milkshakes and knew we needed that long walk (the pier) back to the car!

Thank Sue V
Frisco, Texas
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really neat setting at the end of the municipal pier. Classic burger joint layout with old time booths. Ordered a couple of burgers and shakes. Service and food were very good. A little bit of a walk down the pier but worth the stroll. Lots of folks sight seeing and fishing.

Thank bad4bob
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this spot overlooking the amazing Pacific Ocean and really good hamburgers, salads, shakes, and fries :). My kids love to come here! Expect a wait, but enjoy walking around the pier while you wait...tons to see and talk about. Enjoy the best burger around!

Thank Melinda P
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ruby's diner is at the end of the Oceanside Pier. Their sandwiches are good but their shakes are the best. My favorite is the Turtle shake. Chocolate and carmel. It is served 1950's diner style with the metal mixer container and a shake glass. You get 2 large glasses of wonderful gooey shake. No calories of course...Visited for both lunch... More 

Thank Teresa B
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to eat dinner at Ruby's Diner. We were seated immediately, near the Windows. We were pleased with our location, it was perfect to watch the sunset. Our server was great. We were near an open window and we were FREEZING. Our server arranged to have someone go outside to close the window (with a... More 

Thank Geri C
Fargo, North Dakota
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had breakfast here and it was very good. One of our party had the french toast, one had an omelet and the others had a traditional eggs and bacon breakfast. The food is very good, large portions and good service. The coffee was hot and good. It's fun to be in a place so reminiscent of the 50's and... More 

Thank Kathy0726
Lynden, Washington
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about Ruby's from total strangers. Wanted to check out the pier also. Vintage style diner setting. Good food. Unfortunately it was very foggy so there was no view.

Thank Allen H
Beaumont, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our host, the manager, who has been there since 2001 was such warm engaging part of our visit. We ordered lunch to go. To go was our desire because our terrace back on shore was so inviting. Our next visit will to go to Oceanside's Ruby Diners, exclusively because our short visit was too short!

Thank gailanderson951
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view of ocean hands down. Long pier. Large portions for lunch. Good souvenirs as well. Staff was pleasant. Would definitely recommend if visiting Oceanside.

Thank donnie1957

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-433-7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?