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Ruby's Diner

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American, Diner
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#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
+1 949-675-7829
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Burton upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Rubys on Saturday 11th for evening dinner, we were met by a loverly young lady who took us to our table very quickly. The building does require some repair and maintenance pehaps a refit.... but i digress. The server was prompt and polite drinks arived in 2 min, we orderd the fish! we are on the pier sure... More 

Thank David B
New Jesey
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a chain of old style diners serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The one on the Pier has outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. The servers are friendly and the usual diner fare of burgers and sandwiches are exceptionally good. Try their New England style clam chowder. As good as any that I've had in Cape Cod!

Thank DF0403
Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Ruby's Dinner is more of a fun experience than your typical restaurant visit. From the arrival being ushered to a table on the patio overlooking the Pacific, the chequered plastic table covering, plastic cutlery and paper plates complete the 50's look and feel of this place. Be prepared, there are no washrooms at this restaurant for understandable reasons. Watch... More 

Thank Otto H
Sunny Valley, Oregon
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was okay, but the atmosphere was great. The burgers are pretty good and their milkshakes are great. The price is reasonable for this area. If you get a red gumball out of the gumball machine you get a free milkshake.

Thank Vetta E S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ruby's flagship location has gone downhill. The service is terrible. I'd read other reviews but refused to believe that this diner wasn't living up to its name. This is a place where I spent many summers on my childhood. Over the last 15 years we have visited about ever 2 or three years. Our experience was disappointing. It did not... More 

1 Thank Kathy D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place needs a revamp totally feels run down and dirty. Hubby and I ordered burgers and both of us got the runs afterwards. Super disappointed. They need a major overhaul there

1 Thank Jennifer G
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have been to Ruby's many times, but this time will most likely be the last. We came for breakfast which they were no longer serving- we were going to leave but our 12 year old really wanted to stay. Only he and I ordered food and he did not like his plain cheeseburger at all.

2 Thank RrosesWA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We ate at Ruby's on the coastal highway. It is bright and cheery. The staff were fast and friendly. Great shake - big enough for two. We asked if they served fish tacos before we were seated. We were assured they did by the hostess. When they were served there were two large tacos with breaded cod filets and shredded... More 

Thank Wild_Iris
Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The family had a soft serve cone and an Oreo shake that they loved. The service was great as was the walk back and forth on the pier. The view was really nice, too. Was an unpredictable weather day so fun to watch the weather turn from the end of the pier.

Thank Kathy G
Clearfield, Utah
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We spent a few hours at the beach and decided to check out the pier. Ruby's was absolutely perfect. I ordered a burger and was not disappointed. Best burger I've had in a long time. My kids loved the shakes too. We stayed and watched the sunset from the top deck. Absolutely must go if you're in Newport Beach. Great... More 

Thank Siastar75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?