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Ruby's Diner

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Diner
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5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-931-7829
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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New Jersey
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How about a 50s styled interior (including an above head choo choo train) while enjoying your omelet and coffee? Certainly brought out the child, and nostalgia in me!

Thank Scott S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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396 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is really fun - from the toy train running around the track on the ceiling to the cute posters on the walls, the fun old-timey music, the old fashioned server outfits, and more. It's like a trip back to the 50's, where Fun was clean and wholesome. And the food is great too. Lots of burgers and sandwiches,... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Regina, Canada
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food for a break and the service was excellent..very friendly.The ambience is very 50's diner oriented and well done.

Thank boblinner
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Ruby's for the quality of the food and the great staff on hand who serve and prepare the food. Great atmosphere and a couple of trains running overhead inside the restaurant are great for kids or all ages.

Thank Don K
Kenora District, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located alongside of the Carlsbad Outlet Mall so is an easy place to grab some fast food while shopping. The server (Michelle) we had was very friendly and polite. I would not recommend the "beanless chilli" which I found very stringy and rather tasteless although the shakes we had were a throw back to the 50s. The... More 

Thank Paul H
Branchburg, New Jersey
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two grandsons' for dinner. It was quite busy, but we only had to wait about 6 minutes for a booth. The waitstaff was friendly, the selections were varied, and the prices were exactly right for the cuisine. The location is only 5 minutes from Legoland, and makes a nice exception to eating in the park, which can... More 

Thank Susan S
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Friendly Servers! However, the greasiest burger we have had in years! Not impressed when juicy fat is running down your hands when trying to consume this home made Hamburger! Flavor was good and so were the fries! Cooks need to drain burger grease before serving. Also, please ask if meal is find after you have consumed some of your... More 

Thank Jim B
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is like walking into the a time capsule and reaching a 50's diner. The details of creating is 50's is amazing. Loved the toy train which is part of the decor. The food is fantastic, the calamari chips were fresh and crispy. The Ruby classic cheese burger was great...

1 Thank puja m
Highland, Illinois
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The restaurant has a good variety of items for breakfast. I got the cinnamon roll French toast breakfast (3 slices) which was really good. It came with eggs, and choice of meat. Portions are large so there's enough to split if you aren't a big eater. They have omelettes, pancakes, and standard meat/eggs/potato breakfasts too. You can substitute potatoes with... More 

1 Thank StlVic
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Extensive menu with staff that cater to your needs. The dining room has quirky decor which makes for the experience of old school dining. The restrooms needed some attention.

Thank Anthony_Ali

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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
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-931-7829

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