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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%
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“fries” (26 reviews)
“burger” (45 reviews)
“mackerel” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
#1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 22 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 15 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
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was in Newport for my Sister's birthday. Where do we go for lunch? Ruby's, on the Balboa Pier, of course!!! My favorite burger is the Ruby Blues. It's a nice walk out to the end of the pier, so you can reward yourself with...More

Thank TravelcatTraveler
Reviewed 16 May 2017

What a great location! We loved sitting on the pier for lunch so much that we went here twice. The first day we had the Cobb salad and burgers, and everything on the salad was fresh, and the burger was juicy and huge. The second...More

Thank MakeMineMocha
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Right on the end of balboa pier, this place is the perfect spot for lunch! We were seated quickly..there is seating options outside and inside, as well as in the roof (though the roof seating was closed when I went). We opted to eat inside...More

1  Thank Megan J
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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