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Ruby's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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30622 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4240
+1 949-497-7829
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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132 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a couple of not so great meals on our trip this one was top notch. Drove down to the beach from LA and loved the area,Luckily I remembered passing here on the way in. Service food ambience all excellent at a reasonable price.

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Thank ruud1
Brent Knoll, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow! This place is great. The food and service are both A1. We went twice on a recent trip to Laguna beach and had no complaints on either visit. Food is fresh and tasty, burgers are particularly nice, shakes are to die for. fries and sodas are free refills, so you certainly don't leave hungry. Great atmosphere, great service, well... More 

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Thank FloFlorenceFlo
Plymouth devon
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to this diner with our friends for our last night of our holiday and for our friends birthday, it was simply great, the kids loved it, the staff were amazing and very welcoming. The children loved the guy who made the balloon animals for then, we totally enjoyed ourselves thank you so so much you made our last... More 

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Thank Charlotte L
Los Angeles, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the highway, great for kids. Kids meal comes in a fun tray. As you would expect from Ruby's, the burgers, fries and shakes were on point.

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Thank Carrie H
San Clemente, California
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good burgers, great shakes, but the service is consistently so bad that I don't think I will ever go again. I think you can do better at other local restaurants.

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Thank SCTraveler2011
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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342 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an experience that would be hard to top. We loved Ruby's Autodiner in Laguna Beach to-the-hilt. We loved the 1950's decor. The service staff were excellent. We absolutely loved our Apple, Pecan, Blue Cheese Salad. We also enjoyed people watching.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Ruby's is a super fun retro diner with cool old cars and an ocean view! Add their super yummy burgers and fries, and it is a WIN WIN!

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Thank Diane P
San Clemente
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

From the classic cars parked out front to the chrome finishes on the counter, and throughout the place, Ruby's Diner is a stroll down memory lane when the fifties diners and the waitresses were part of the fun and excitement that made the night out with friends so much fun. The hamburgers and "refillable" french frys are middle of the... More 

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Thank Matt H
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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311 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This location is right on Pacific Coast Highway with views of the ocean. There are 3 old cars out front from the 50's. Stopped here for Chocolate Milk Shakes. Service was quick and the Chocolate milk shakes are served in tall fountain glass along with the can they were mixed in. The can held another tall glass of this fabulous... More 

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Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Salt Lake City, Utah
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Best part for us was that it had all the family friendly favorites with no wait. Service was good. Food was plentiful in portion and fresh. Kids enjoyed the shakes. Good place if traveling with kids who aren't very adventurous with food and have short tempers waiting for their orders.

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Thank FiveLthree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30622 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4240
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-7829

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