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Ruby's Diner

) #16 of 274 Restaurants in Carlsbad ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American,
5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-931-7829
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (36 reviews)
“beignets” (5 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location on the pier. The service was very good, the staff was attentive and nice. The food was average.

Thank SimiValley_CAMomof3
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was right across from the hotel so we had to try for lunch. Over priced and too salty. My wife got the chicken strips and ate half. I got the fish and chips and the fish tasted like a salty grease sponge. The bill...More

Thank 937kennethy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers are so good bu the atmosphere is just as enjoyable. For a little blast from the past with quality and whimsy this is a must stop if you're in Carlsbad. Shop and visit the flowers and Legoland sure but eat here for the...More

1  Thank DNurkle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy mall area and parking was a challenge. But food made it most worthwhile. Large table accomodated 11 people!! Food reasonably priced and plentiful, nicely presented. Great for an informal lunch.

1  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was good but the atmosphere was great! My kids loved it. This is a 50's style diner. After we were seated my kids were given paper replicas of classic muscle cars to play with. The menu consisted of all the classic...More

1  Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

While we were doing some shopping, we decided to have a late lunch. Ruby's Diner was handy and a burger sounded good. Well, when was the last time you enjoyed a milk shake? It had been quite some time for me, so I ordered a...More

1  Thank Skip M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My wife and I visited southern California in May and stayed at a hotel in Carlsbad for a few nights. In the morning when we would go shopping at the outlet located in the same block we would go to Ruby's for breakfast. Once we...More

1  Thank Hector B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is an old fashion diner - they have the best hamburgers, are reasonably priced. They even did great at giving us desserts to go in the evening that included ice cream (they packed them just right)

1  Thank Breezin65
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were over from the UK and this was our first Ruby's experience. We loved it. Great food, great service and fun decor. We'll be back.

1  Thank NeilFarnham
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The server was very nice.... everything else not so much. The food although big portions and cheap was greasy and not tasty. It has a sad atmosphere. Kids enjoyed the trains and pirate ships.

1  Thank Joanna M
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Linda G
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Response from Bipin D | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
If you want vegan, you're in the totally wrong place. I'd go elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-931-7829
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