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Ruby's Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-8193
+1 714-969-7829
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of these old fashioned diners right on the very end of the pier. We were a party of 7 incl. 4 kids. Nothing was too much trouble for the fabulous Izabella our very friendly waitress. We all shared fries and onion rings as we were just snacking but the thing that's king here is the amazing Malted... More 

Thank bluesbuddah
Lakewood, Colorado
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133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great second floor table at the window. The burgers are diner good, my ahi burger was nicely rare, and the shake was great. Plus, I'm a sucker for an ocean view and if you can get better than the end of the Santa Monica pier you're on a ship.

Thank Mike_in_CO
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! Must go if from out of town - especially if you are a Midwesterner. The food is great. A step up from your typical diner fare. The staff is so friendly and attentive. There was a bit of a wait when we were there, but that gave us a chance to watch the locals enjoy the waves!

Thank Seana B
Fort Worth, Texas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a late night dinner after spending the day on the Queen Mary. Loved walking down the pier to the restaurant over the water. Shame we didn't get there earlier to enjoy the view but the look of the restaurant was fun! Throw back like a 50's diner. The burger was great and our waitress was attentive. Can't wait... More 

Thank tink8009
Kennesaw, Georgia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent 50's style dinner food, including fabulous burgers, shakes, clam chowder and fries. Service was very slow even though the dinner was not very busy. The Parmesan sourdough avacado burger was amazing. Make sure to try the handmade shakes ( we loved the peanut butter cup one).

Thank ishumoo
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to Wikipedia the walk from the PCH, along HB pier to Ruby's diner is 560 metres. The stroll is great , passing fisherman, old fashioned shops and lots of people just enjoying the sea air. Arriving at Ruby's is like a step back in history with vivid upholstery, waitresses in short skirts and 50's hairdo`s and a welcome like... More 

Thank Jim G
Whanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

dinner here was amazing lots of fries lol. staff were a little grumpy on this day but went to breakfast and got a different lady and she was so good

Thank Helen W
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not gonna lie, I was not excited to be going here, I saw "diner" and thought Denny's or IHOP. Boy was I wrong!! This place has an awesome atmosphere and the food is fantastic! Not your typical boring diner food!

Thank Alex S
Moissac, France
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to try an old style American diner whilst I was there. It was a great choice. I loved the nostalgic style, the service was great and the free top up on drinks and fries is brilliant if you can find the room. Not a gourmet experience but deliciously naughty!

Thank Peter G
Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. I figured, due its unparalleled location, it was going to be pricey. How wrong I was. All of our meals tasted truly homemade and the prices were more than reasonable. Add a generous helping of super friendly staff and you have Ruby's.

Thank Nthnlites

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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
US$5 - US$20
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-8193
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 714-969-7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?