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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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Lancaster, South Carolina
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

After along day of walking through local art galleries and shod we needed to have a treat. We heard the shakes were good at Rubys. We were not disappointed. In addition, we will come back for the food. We sat at the counter and watched the food come out and it looked great. I'd say this could be a must... More 

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Hod HaSharon, Israel
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229 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

If you want to optimize your shopping time, Ruby's is a great place for a quick lunch. The food is good and the service nice and quick. The 1950s look ads to the experience.

Thank avipiti
Keene, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

This was an unexpected treat. Just visited Ruby's, and had a burger there. Was delicious. Being wheat intolerant, I usually can't have a sandwich. Here, I was able to. Loved it!

Thank IrisSpring_50
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

A great classic experience for the family. Ruby's has become a little less consistent over the years as they have grown but it's still a lot of fun to visit a Ruby's and grab a burger and a shake! Kids just loved the 50's style and Ruby red decor.

Thank Travelling W
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Ruby's serves great burgers and shakes. The franchise is a real treat when in southern California. Highly recommend for fast food and local dive connoisseurs.

Thank scott f
Santa Monica, CA
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

Been here a million times and am a ruby club member and got an email that the car menus for kids were back! Was so excited because its my sons favorite and I told him about it. We made a special trip to eat there and they didn't have them! Was so sad but the food is always good, I... More 

Thank keeks2020
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

If you're lucky enough to get a window seat for a good sunset, then you may have done about as good as you can do when you go to Ruby's. We got there right at sunset on an early October evening. But there were thick clouds at the horizon and the view was not as spectacular as I had hoped,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Strictly so-so food. The kind of stuff a 1960 diner would serve. That food wasn't good then (does a chocolate malt really go with a greasy cheeseburger!?), and really isn't now. Considering that, in those days, people ate this sort of stuff all the time, it's a wonder anyone survived beyond the age of 29! But if you want to... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

It is always clean and the food is always consistent. I only eat breakfast there, they have a large menu with many varied items.

Thank James G
Ridgecrest, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

First time ever at a Ruby's, and I was not all that impressed. When we first came in, they asked "how many in our party?". And that is how they would call you, well there were 3 party of fours and so we had to guess who came in first. And then we were passed by 4 times before finally... More 

Thank Elizabeth C

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?