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Ruby's San Juan

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American, Diner
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31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-496-7829
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have always enjoyed Ruby's food. We have not been in a long time and decided to go here before our movie. As usual the food was good but the service wasn't. It wasn't busy (although I wish it had been so our waitress had a reason) and we had to flag down our waitress every time we needed something.... More 

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Thank Britny H
San Clemente, California
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While eating inside with the trains (the photo above) the hard surfaces makes for a loud meal if more than a few tables are occupied, the patio sky ranch patio makes for an enjoyable afternoon. Everyone knows that Ruby's knows their way around a burger. With all of the classics and more than an few specialties of every size, your... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We took a detour to San Juan Capistrano to see the swallows and the Mission and decided to have lunch too. Ruby's is a fun restaurant, the flavour of a 1950s diner. The food is good, not spectacular but a good value. The Iced Tea is from instant. Ugh!

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Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
Miamisburg, Ohio
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226 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We visited Ruby's in San Juan Capistrano on Memorial Day. It was busy, but we still got a seat outside in a prime location. We were overlooking the street and listening to the great music playing across the street. The food was very good, reasonably priced and the service was also great.

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1 Thank timesharetraveler11
San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We eat here every so often. The burgers are good but for us it is too noisy. We like to sit upstairs overlooking Camino Capistrano, the Mission, Swallows, and etc.

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Thank Sanjuanites
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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365 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Located upstairs off Camino Real in old town, this Ruby's provided a typical Ruby's menu of juicy burgers, sandwiches and large portion salads. with a railroad theme. An operating model train suspended from the ceiling can be enjoyed to fascinate young and old alike. Patio seating is available.

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Thank Don H
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We went here to celebrate Grandparents day with 2 Special grandsons. The staff are very accomodating to children. Luckily there were mostly grandparents and children this day, so the children did not bother regular patrons. The menu for children is varied. Adult meals are extensive. Eating outside on the upstairs patio is recommended.

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1 Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Ashland, Oregon
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here several times. We like the setting and food. The food is always fresh and delicious. Our server was friendly and efficient. Our only complaint is the country-western music blaring overhead. It's too loud and seems out of place. They should try softer guitar music, I think.

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Thank Tapetseb22
Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Ruby's is great for people who like diner style food that is a bit more healthy. Very accommodating in that they serve breakfast all day. They have staff making animal balloons for the kids and a bar for the adults.

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Thank y0da1974
San Juan Capistrano, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Traditional diner menu with special hamburgers that are "Ruby's style." Average prices, good service and nice evening specials. Above average flavor for a "diner" type of place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-496-7829

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