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Ruby's Diner

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1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
+1 760-433-7829
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Oceanside, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old style decor and an ocean view make this a fun place for breakfast or lunch. Burgers, fries and shakes are the basic lunch fare, pancakes or eggs the typical breakfast. It's a bit noisy and you'll probably have a wait for a table on weekends, but it's still a welcome respite at the end of the pier. In the... More 

Thank Jeannie E
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Milk shakes, frys etc. All unhealthy food. It is too rushed and not fun to there. Prefer a quite atmosphere with a window seat.

Thank KQDeeKQ
Vista, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I go to Rubys diner at least twice a month for most of the year except in the winter wintertime. The food is almost always good and the service is usually pretty good as well. I do not recommend going in the winter wintertime as the building is old and it must not have any insulation and... More 

Thank Julie A V
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Granted it was a Saturday night, but the wait was extremely long. If we wanted to go upstairs outside it was about a 25 minute wait. It was a cool evening and this party of 5 opted to wait the almost 50 minutes. Our server took our order and brought it out. We had to ask the server next to... More 

Thank moose67
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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210 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a nice walk along the Oceanside Pier and enjoy classic diner fare while taking in the view! Prices are reasonable.

Thank Anne G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Diner is located at the end of Oceanside Pier. It has a fantastic view and the service was wonderful! The retro restaurant reflects it's style in the menu too. We had a lovely time.

Thank Teresa C
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting from Canada. Had a beautiful walk on the pier and decided to have lunch at Ruby's. Great old fashioned diner and very good food. We shared the Club sandwich and it was more than enough for the two of us. The weather was beautiful and the view from the end of the Pier is just spectacular, especially... More 

Thank Martinerob13
Escondido, California
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We sat upstairs and outside under a red umbrella behind plexiglass screening and had a marvelous view of the shoreline and ocean waters. The breeze was tempered by the mostly enclosed patio so it made for a very pleasant dining experience. Our waitress was very pleasant and smiling. The food came within a reasonable amount of time and was quite... More 

Thank FoggyMonday
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the experience to the entrance of Ruby's, staff are amazing! We had the fish and chips and couldn't finish it so great portions and value for money.. only recommendation for improvement is the windows so we can enjoy the view better (we sat downstairs and windows very scratched) and cleanliness of tables.. Memorable. Thanks Ruby's Oceanside...

Thank LeeSmiRSA
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food. Milkshakes are the BEST! Fun for families. 50's style diner. Views out the windows are awesome!!

Thank Erin A

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Cheap Eats, 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 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-433-7829

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