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Ruby's Diner

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4602 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604-4735
+1 949-552-7829
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WEST PYMBLE NA
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with our friends who are locals and our kids (we're visiting Ca) and this place is their favorite, I can see why! The meals are generous, tasty and served fast and fresh. The Shakes are brilliant, a true old style slake that comes with its own top up cup as it doesn't fit in the glass! The service... More 

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Thank CRAIG M
Irvine, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Not as good as use to be, food okay service okay no one is in hurry to get anything done. As shops in center have gone out the business has to. As far as rating against other Ruby's it's at the bottom.

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Thank 4buffalo
Sanford, North Carolina
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Ruby's has a wonderful menu but the burgers are what draws the most attention. I enjoyed mine with a little avocado while others chose spicy flavors or loads of bacon. We were in a party of 12 which could typically put a strain on restaurant staff. But, not at Ruby's on Barranca Parkway. They took care of our needs without... More 

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Thank MWB2011
Orange County, Ca
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417 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Ruby's Diner has a lot of OC locations around water. This one has a relaxing vibe with a view of the lake. Service is kind and efficient. Large parties can bring the noise level very high. We like to avoid main dining times, it is more relaxing that way.

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Thank MominOC
Lake Forest, California
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I have been to Ruby's before so I already knew the food would not disappoint. I was not aware however that I would have such a great view from our seat. We were seated in a booth near a window facing a lake. We had a great meal and the location was mostly empty so the service was quick.

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Thank ceez1
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This was the first place we had eaten at when we arrived in America and went there with the family we were visiting. The restaurant was a modern take on the 1950's diners. It was bright, colorful and clean. The food choices were sufficient to need some time to decide and the servings were substantial. No need to upsize unless... More 

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Thank Brisebear
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Went in on a Tursday with a group of six, seated within 10 minutes and had one of the best balanced and tasty salads ever. The Kids loved their menues and we where even offered free balloons for the kids. Even though it was packed and the staff extra busy - they came through with flying colours!

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Thank Kim André B
Atlanta, Georgia
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stopped here for a burger prior to boarding and were pleasantly surprised. My wife had the Portobello mushroom burger with grilled onions and provolone, and I just had the regular cheeseburger. Both burgers were quite good, and they come with the skinny fries, nice and crispy.

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Thank mcchuck2014
Sacramento
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182 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I've been in Irvine on business for a few days and am highly disappointed on the food options here. After asking several locals for recommendations for a good burger place (I'm a burger snob and always want to find the good ones), nobody could give me any leads except for chains like In and Out, or Ruth Chris for an... More 

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Thank Valleyblue
Irvine, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Ruby's is a classic. Great breakfast, lunch and diner. Everything is good and the service is always nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4602 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604-4735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-552-7829

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