Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ruby's Diner on PCH in Laguna

After absorbing the sunset in Corona del Mar we headed down PCH towards Laguna to have dinner at Ruby's Auto Diner.

Ruby's was founded in Newport Beach, by a So-cal native who got a long-term lease from the city for an old, run-down bait shop at the end of the Balboa Pier. What started as nostalgia is a now multi-state chain restaurant appealing to our love of Americana in simplier times. In this quintesential 40s diner you will find red vinyl seats, chrome-lined tables and waitresses in little candy-striper uniforms. The fare is predominantly hamburgers, fries and milkshakes but they have also traditional diner food, ala southwest - salads, meatloaf, soups, tacos, and fish.

I had the kobe beef burger and fries. Tina had a BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado) on toasted parmesan sourdough bread. We shared a birthday milkshake that tasted just like yellow cake batter, oh so sweet and delicious. My favorite is the 50/50 shake or the chocolate malt. They have also adopted the Red Robin approach to fries and your basket is bottomless.

Ruby's also serves breakfast.
30622 S. PCH, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
P: 949.497.7829F: 949.499.0314

Ruby's can be found in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State.


Jeannine said...

My favorite locale is the one at the end of Seal Beach pier. (I'm assuming it is still there ... I haven't been gone THAT long).

The best chili cheese fries. The. Best!

(P.S. Did you ever receive my email about New Orleans? I sent it to two different addresses, but I fear it got caught in a spam filter). :)

Marti said...

You're right the chili cheese fries are delicious. The Seal Beach one is still there. I've been by it but not in it.

I did get your list of stuff for New Orleans - THANKS!! I meant to send you an email on that clearly I didn't, so sorry!!!