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Ruby's Diner

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5 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2409
+1 610-896-7829
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Have been here too many times to count. I only go under duress with my grandchildren. It is noisy...as in conversation is often difficult. The food is good enough but nothing to get excited about. I think it is over-priced. It is kid friendly and mediocre at best.

Thank Patti B
Parrish, Florida
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393 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

My Daughter and I stopped here for a late dinner. I haven't been here in years and used to frequent this location quite often when my children were growing up. It was good to see that nothing has changed and the menu focuses on comfort food/diner fare! Our server was Edwin A. and he was very nice answering our questions.... More 

Thank JeffnEdie
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The fake 50's decor is the theme that the chain leans on to support there high prices. The food is just fine and the service highly variable. At least 50% of the guests are young children so it tends to be loud. The food, on our visit, was a long time in coming and was served cold.

Thank sarah r
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good place for quick breakfast and lunch, especially when shopping in Suburban Square Ardmore Pa. Burgers good as are the breakfast items.

Thank Tom P
Boca Raton, Florida
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447 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Especially good for families with children staying on a budget. Food and service are good and booths are large and comfortable. Eat and rest a bit on Philadelphia's Main Line. Great shopping in the surrounding Suburban Square open mall.

Thank Marvin G
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

the 50's theme has been played out in restaurants for years now. It's even worse when the prices charged for a fried burger, greasy fries and mediocre at best shake are disgraceful. you'd have to bring Richie, Potsie, Fonzie, Arnold, Al, Mr and Mrs.C, Joanie and Chachi and Ralph in for me to go back!

Thank KG42
Longboat Key, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The decor is out of the 50's, red leather booths and Formica table tops. A very kid friendly menu, along with a paper toy to put together while waiting for food. The ceiling boasts a train track with little trains circling above. The parking is easy as there is a free municipal lot across the street from the restaurant. Including... More 

Thank BLH601
New York City, New York
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1,245 reviews
858 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This is right out of America 1950. It's a lunch counter and booths with uniformed waitresses. This isn't the real thing, but a so-so imitation. The staff is young and mediocre. I've had okay service here, but never great service. The menu is mostly burgers, fries and sandwiches with few interesting choices for healthy dining. The food is just okay... More 

Thank James S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Need a thick shake? Check. A greasy hangover hamburger? Got it. Somewhere to feed and entertain the young uns while you dig into a quite decent veggie burger? Ruby's is the spot.

Thank impicky
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276 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

If in Ardmore shopping this is one of the few places to eat. We sat at the counter. Service was slow. The burgers are not cheap and mine was burnt. Probably a good choice for families with small kids,but would otherwise not worth it.

Thank simmie17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
American, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
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: 5 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ardmore
  • Phone Number: +1 610-896-7829

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