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Ruby's Diner

) #14 of 271 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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“beignets” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Hector B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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)

Thank Breezin65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank NeilFarnham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruby's is your typical diner setting with 50's style waitresses, etc. They have a train that is suspended from the ceiling that is fun for the kids. The food is not bad, I usually go for the burger, fries, shake and as far as diner...More

1  Thank beachlovers4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good comfort food on a way back to the hotel from Disneyland, the milk shakes are superb. Kids eat Free on Tuesdays but you have to ask for it otherwise they will charge you for the meal.

Thank Icesloth1985
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were meeting some family from the LA area and Oceanside was a reasonable half way point. We were going to eat at one specific place in Oceanside but turned out there was some sort of 5k or the sort that day and to try...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, the nostalgia of eating out the old fashion was has been lost to many. Ruby's allows you to step back in time and for the moment, you are a teen-ager again, eating an old fashion hamburger and drinking...More

Thank Pfoskett
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great restaurant for just dropping in for a quick bite to eat. The burgers were creative and I enjoyed the onion rings.

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

First time I have ever been in a Ruby's. i always thought they looked at little down market. How wrong was I. Service was fantastic as was the all day breakfast I had. Staff were really friendly and the manager checked on us several times...More

Thank Simon F
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Linda G
Do you take American Express Cards
12 May 2016|
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Response from Bipin D | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
Do you have any vegan options?
13 January 2015|
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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