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“Can't beat the location!”
Review of Ruby's Diner

Ruby's Diner
Ranked #11 of 389 Restaurants in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Adrian, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Can't beat the location!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Be ate at Ruby's diner when we visited the Oceanside Pier. It is like a Johnny Rocket's style diner. Of course the views are amazing. You are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean! We just had their Ruby burgers. We tried the Ruby sauce on the side. It is a mayo base sauce with I think horseradish it had too much kick for us. We enjoyed the food and our experience and although the upstairs wasn't open yet for the day, they let us go up to look around. More amazing views. I would ask to sit up their if we went back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank bmtnb1
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A table on the ocean with amazing views ”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Cannot find any better location for dining and watching the pod of dolphin frocking over the amazing sunset in Oceanside,CA. Classic burger joints with super thick milk shakes, bottomless fries and drink in a retro red and white '50 style deco and dresses. An upstairs outside table is gorgeous in the right time and sunny day. Please call and check the wait time if you plan to eat there since it varies from no wait to 1 hour easily. Else just enjoy the 360 degree viewing dock and fishing activities. Should be a relax experience to walk the pier and dine at Ruby's Diner. There are free parking lot just east of the railroad or $5 all day parking cross the street unless you want to pay the meter, $0.25 per 15 minute. Recommended.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food & good view! ”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

If you visit Oceanside, Ruby's Diner is a must see. You walk along the pier and the restaurant is located at the end. They offer classic diner food and it's delicious! Dessert is a must with a classic hot fudge sundae! The views from the restaurant are beautiful!

Thank Ashley954
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Washington, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Great food and you even get exercise.”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We got our exercise walking to and from Ruby's on the Pier. We had great Fish and Chips and the BEST milkshakes you will find anywhere. Additional entertainment was the dolphins playing nearby in the ocean. This place is a must, every time we visit Oceanside.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Treveler
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ruby's Oceanside”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I have dined at Ruby's every time that I've visited Oceanside. Just absolutely love their burgers and milk shakes. The view is wonderful and the restaurant is family friendly. My past visit I was really impressed with the way that the staff kept everything extremely clean. The young lady, whom I complimented, and also spoke with her supervisor, cleaned the children's chairs and all surrounding areas with great care. Staff was very efficient and friendly and I would recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Arlenegay
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