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“Great diner atmosphere!”
Review of Ruby's San Juan

Ruby's San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were in town to see the Mission at San Juan Capistrano and needed a late breakfast. Ruby's was almost the only place open that early but it was a pleasant surprise. Their decor is "old train station" mixed with "50s diner" as they're right off of I-5 *and* next to the San Juan capistrano train station.

Good food, decent prices and good service. That's all we (my wife and I) could ask for and that's exactly what we got.

Thank djplong
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Big set of stairs to get up here (maybe there's an elevator somewhere?); it was pretty standard, family restaurant-style food, but fun to sit up there though the view of the street isn't all that exciting. The retro diner decor inside is pretty cool but we sat out in the sunshine. You can see a little of the San Juan Capistrano Mission from up there. We enjoyed our margaritas and fish tacos. Would go there again for the atmosphere.

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Thank delarana
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We boarded the Amtrak train in Solana Beach with our 2 year old grandson. He loves trains and this was his first ride.
It took 48 minutes to arrive in San Juan Capistrano. We had lunch at Ruby's which caters to children. All children are given a paper, punch out, 1950"s car to be put together by an adult. They have a train that runs the perimeter of the ceiling, which is a real bonus.
We walked around the city, visiting stores, the mission, a park to run in and at the end of the day we had cookies and ice cream just steps from the train depot.
This was a great day trip for a 2 year old.

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Thank LadyASanDiego
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We sat outside upstairs w/fire pit which was surprising for just a casual burger joint. Typical Ruby's.

Thank lisadlov
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

With the good fortune of living in So Cal for many years, we've tried many a Ruby's. Our favorite has become this one in San Juan Capistrano - it has a very unique outdoor bar/patio area that is very nice. Its on the 2nd story and sits right at the heart of San Juan Cap. Mission on one side, new theaters on another, train station just down the street, and the famous Swallows Inn directly across the street. What's not to like? The food is fantastic (like all Ruby's) and the service friendly and efficient. Its a great place to enjoy a warm evening with friends.

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Thank socal13
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