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Ruby's Diner

#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
+1 949-675-7829
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (24 reviews)
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American, Diner
#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The location, the food and friendly service was great! The pricing given the quality and amount of food was more than fair. Great place for all ages!

Thank Dude2002
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This restaurant is worth the short walk down the pier to get to it. You have your choice of outdoor or indoor dining. They have always had great food. The milkshakes are fantastic. I could skip the meal and add another shake to my order...More

Thank Mindbuster73
Reviewed 18 January 2016

On a rare rainy day, breakfast at Ruby's Diner brightened the day. This is a unique gem on the Balboa Penisula way out on the peir. It is a small old time diner with big servings of delicious food. It was the most delicious breakfast...More

1  Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I've traveled to many places and have eaten a lot of great food. For ME - Ruby's Diner is my absolute favorite burger. The only other place with a rivaling burger would be the Kobe Burger at Fudrucker's. Slater's 50/50 and Famous Dave's are a...More

Thank Mo F
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately there are no restrooms at this restaurant (but there are restrooms in the beginning of the pier) but other than that this place is awesome. The milkshakes are really good and I truly recommend the apple pie with ice cream. The fries and drinks...More

Thank Therese W
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This was a cool little place. Huge burgers, bottomless fries, and coca-cola.... The coca-cola was the best coke that I had on our 10 day California trip. There are no bathrooms so go before you eat (there are bathroom as the other end of the...More

Thank Jakilyn K
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Ruby's is a fun experience for all ages. It's a 50's themed diner with good food. The wait staff wears fun red and white striped clothing and 50's music plays inside the diner. You'll enjoy eating your meal looking out over the ocean. It's amazing...More

Thank CMac511
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I always love coming to this place. Something about the thought of walking down the pier to take in the view on the way in and knowing I am going to get a great burger is just awesome. This past visit we sat outside and...More

1  Thank wahlflower
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I have to start by saying THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS AT THIS RESTAURANT. It would be really nice if they had a sign at the pier to indicate this because we went as a family of 15 and a lot of them were small children...More

Thank Tamara98_99
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Eating breakfast while sitting on the pier surrounded by the Pacific Ocean was the perfect way to start our first full day in California. Food was great and the service excellent. The view is wonderful but the pier is crowded with fishermen. Which is not...More

Thank DawniesaurusRex
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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