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Ruby's Diner Carlsbad - Ruby's Diner, Carlsbad, CA

Ruby's Diner

4.5
4.5
20 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Come visit nostalgic Ruby's Diner Carlsbad for amazing burgers, fabulous shakes, and super breakfast. We are located near the family fun Legoland and next door to the world-renowned Carlsbad flower fields.

Our 1940's location is family and pet friendly. We offer a place where mom and dad can relax while their little ones enjoy our motorized train that circles the restaurant while you dine.

Come Shooby Dooby Down to Ruby's for your next family meal, first date, or shake craving.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 931-7829
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We have our own Banquet Room for special occasions.
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Cross street
    We are right off the 5 freeway. Palomar Airport Road and Paseo Del Norte
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

20 Reviews
  1. Curt

    San Diego

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a really nice place for breakfast - great service and the food was really good. It's our first time in, but we will return - it's hard to find an old fashioned breakfast place in San Diego!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food.. great service ……thats all!!! Happy Holidays

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    food was hard and over cooked and our waitress was more interested in anything else that didn’t involve waiting tables

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  4. Dougnnan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a family group of 7 and were seated at a very large table. Our waitress was fantastic. She was friendly and took care of our needs. Our order was done correctly despite several special requests. We loved the food. The fries were seasoned and tasty. We requested the bun on the club sandwich to be substituted for grilled sourdough bread. A good choice, although we seemed to be charged extra for the change. The milkshakes were great, of course. Prices have gone up, however portions are large and you can take extra home.

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  5. Clao

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the place, food was very delicious and on time,.. definitely be going again and recommended

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  6. JoannaR

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent beignets, French fries, chicken tenders and fried fish. Attentive staff, fairly quick service for busy kids and adults.

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  7. KayM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun diner, has outdoor seating, so is dog friendly.

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  8. StephanieB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and quick seating! Julissa was a great server

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  9. ContigoRanchTemecula

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great to have our reservation. There was a line for seating and we literally just walked in and were led straight to our table. The wait staff was great, cheerful, and the food came out very quick. Despite them being busy there was a never a lag in service. All of our dishes we ordered we ordered were very good both in size and presentation and taste. Very good experience. Highly recommend Ruby's and OpenTable!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager was so great! Let us bring in a cake to celebrate a birthday and the staff all sang happy birthday. Great group of hard workers.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My daughter got a grilled cheese breakfast sandwich and the cheese wasn’t melted. I got an omelette with sausage that was is big chunks not really cut up and it wasn’t hot.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruby’s was a really fun place to visit. The atmosphere was fun and the staff was overwhelmingly nice and service was super fast. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday and everyone loved the food. I specially loved the Hershey’s chocolate shake, so good!

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  14. Barbo

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit with this group that meets monthly. Everyone is pleased with the quick ordering process, short wait for food to arrive and seamless individual payment method. Not one complaint about food from anyone.

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  15. Barbo

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s not easy to please everyone in a group. Everyone was happy with the experience. Food, service, music, prices. We’ll be back

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  16. MNichole

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Super disappointed with our experience at this location. Food arrived cold, waitress didn't refill our drinks and the worst part was that I specifically wrote in my reservation that it was my son's birthday. I also mentioned this during check in and to the waitress and no attempt was made to wish him a happy birthday or anything. This is the first birthday of his we have been able to celebrate since COVID and I was so disappointed in our choice to have dinner here. I'll never be back.

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  17. VinceP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My burger was burnt and overdone. The onion rings were not fresh and overdone. Will not go back.

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  18. BARBARH

    Palm Springs

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun casual atmosphere. Good food & shakes.

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  19. ThomasG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, nice environment

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. Love this place

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ruby's Diner using the Order Online button. Ruby's Diner also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ruby's Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 931-7829.

Ruby's Diner is rated 4.5 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ruby's Diner

5630 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4458

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are right off the 5 freeway. Palomar Airport Road and Paseo Del Norte
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (760) 931-7829
  • Private party facilities
    We have our own Banquet Room for special occasions.
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