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Ruby's Diner

#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
+1 949-675-7829
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (32 reviews)
“fries” (25 reviews)
“ruby burger” (3 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good diner food and great service from all the staff. Also what a view of ocean!! Prices were very reasonable. Has two floors overlooking the ocean. Restrooms are upstairs as well.

Thank vanfull
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If you like burgers and watching a good sunset then this is the place for you. Good walk to the end of the pier and then a good choice of food - not just burgers but also salads etc. My daughter is gluten free and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Located on the pier typical diner with all fried food. Only place on the entire beach . Beautiful views. 8 dollars for a burger.prefer their other location at crystal cove

Thank Margeritta
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you love the Sun, Wind & Waves then Ruby's Diner is for you! Located out on the end of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach CA. This nostalgic 50's style Diner has everything you could want when looking for a place to eat during a...More

Thank Streamsaz
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Food was typical burger and fries, but very, very good. (There are other menu options than burgers, but they seem to be Ruby's specialty). The shakes are to die for, and eating out on the pier makes you feel like you're eating in the middle...More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had lunch here while vacationing in Newport Beach. First of all the restaurant is at the end of a pier. There aren't any restrooms so go before you get there. It was a great place to eat. My husband and son had burgers. They...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Great memories from my childhood. And even greater today! Had Ruby burgers with endless French fries; to die for! Wait staff was incredible; manager friendly and involved. Ask for Adrian.

Thank 2inluv
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This Ruby's Diner is ok. All paper products for your dinning, no bathrooms at all, ok food - ok service. Balboa Pier is loaded with fishing people & fish guts on the walk way (gross).

Thank Doreen H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We saw this diner at the end of the pier and decided to grab a milkshake and ice cream cone to enjoy while sitting on the pier. Definitely tasty and I kind of wish we had eaten lunch there but oh well. So cool to...More

Thank Cndnangel2
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Nicely done Cobb salad with tasty bacon, large egg, fresh tasting tomatoes, and greens. Simple wine choices but good wines. Nice setting on the water. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

Thank CharlieinTexas
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Mike H
1 October 2017|
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I have never had to wait very long to get a table. If it is not to cold get one on top and you can see the best views. We have actually seen dolphin from there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, 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: #1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-7829
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