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Ruby's San Juan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3226
+1 949-496-7829
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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La Pine, Oregon
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

All Ruby's are a fun place to go, and this one is no exception. The food was good as always. The overhead train is fun to watch, and helping my grandson assemble his 'classic car' is a treat.

Thank Michael G
San Clemente, California
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417 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Like going back in time. Great place for sandwiches, salads and burgers. Service is always good. Good French fries. I like the tuna melt.

Thank JimW551
Laguna Niguel, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

One of the nicest places to have a leisurely lunch in beautiful surroundings with excellent service. I had always wanted to go to a Ruby's just to experience its 1950s retro style. I was not disappointed. This Ruby's was all I had imagined a 1950s restaurant to be. To sit at the lunch counter and have a hot fudge sundae... More 

Thank Ann W
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Ruby's has always been the perfect place to take kids, who love to watch the trains. The burgers and shakes are good. What makes this location special is that there is a great outdoor patio called the Sky Ranch that has it's own menu. The patio overlooks downtown SJC and the Mission. The patio has a bar and the menu... More 

Thank Knansea
Dana Point
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The patio is a great place to gather for breakfast lunch or dinner when visiting San Juan Capistrano. It is up on the second floor which makes for a nice view. It is not very busy for breakfast so it has become a great meeting place for morning business breakfasts. The menu is also kid friendly. The decor and model... More 

Thank CapistranoBeach
Oceanside, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I really enjoy going to Ruby's, I go to the one in Oceanside quite a bit. I was happy to see that the Ruby's in San Juan Capistrano was just as nice.

Thank nobody12344321
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Ruby's is a favorite of all my kids for our "birthday lunch with dad" each year. Great food, prompt and friendly service, and even live music across the street which is a rather nice addition if you like 80's and 90's music. Save room for a Ruby's milkshake for dessert...there are very few better out there.

Thank Chaps W
San Juan Capistrano, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I always enjoy eating here. Just visited last weekend and exercised great restraint by not getting the chocolate shake with my salad. Certainly struggled with that decision. The burgers and salads are great and they now have chicken in lettuce wraps if you are trying to pretend dieting. It's local for me.

Thank 350sgk
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Patio seating overlooking the old mission on a friday summer evening. The retro red & white interior is visually demanding, the casual patio a different and calmer environment altogether; using a team approach of seasoned waiter with young servers. Three generations, so we sampled sandwiches, salads with excellent side-dressing and children's menu fluffy pancakes in the evening, all good. This... More 

1 Thank norah50
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 

1 Thank Britny H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3226
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-7829

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