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Ruby's Diner

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1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic 50-60's erra style diner. Excellent burgers and fries. Fish is tasty as well. Shakes are a must! My kids loved it! Besides where else can you eat great food on top of the ocean water?

Thank meanpeace
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone pretty well knows a good hamburger. This place knows how to cook it and the ambiance of the servers and atmosphere adds a little touch. Go early and make the walk a nice stroll

Thank cynthiaw581
Escondido, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is here is priceless, at the end of a pier in the Pacific Ocean. Food is what you would expect at a chain diner. Does what you would expect well. Healthy choices available if you look for them on the menu.

Thank SteveInEsc
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok. Had a boring 1/2 turkey sandwich,with a dinner salad. The lettuce was old, as was the cucumbers. It's nice to walk on the pier, and get a bite to eat. But do not go there for the food. However, the service was good.

Thank raftingbuzz
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked out on the pier to enjoy a beautiful Southern California afternoon and have a cold beer and a small plate of something. We loved sitting outside in the sunshine with a cold Lagunitas in hand. Calamari sounded good, and it really was! But, half way down the paper cone was cabbage. Half the tasty order was cabbage! I... More 

Thank oldsorb
Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Oceanside every October and bring someone new onto the pier each year. We always eat at Ruby's for the views, burgers, and shakes. Do not pass this cool little spot. The burgers are hand made the shakes are like I remember as a kid and the staff dressed in their 50s garb are fun and attentive

Thank Beeba1
Oceanside, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I've been to location in Carlsbad since I work down the street so I was expecting the same but the waitstaff was nice , food was good but cleanliness should be better . I guess the layout is what it is but cleanliness should be a big plus considering the location .... the table was wiped down windows looked... More 

Thank VictorinoFam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruby's is a fun place to go. One must walk all the way out to the end of the pier where it is situated which is worth it itself . Ruby's is set up like a 50s diner with burgers for those wishing to enjoy themselves but a surprisingly inclusive health food menu . The milk shake is also worth... More 

Thank Michael A
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly located on the Oceanside Pier this restaurant makes you go back to fifties with all interior design and menu. I enjoyed the breakfast with our friends and our kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walk to the end of the pier, and enjoyed our food even more! The burgers are fantastic! That is probably the best choice. The chinese chicken salad was ok. The breakfasts are also fantastic! If you are in the area you should go!!

Thank lynettecr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: 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?