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Ruby's Diner

50s-themed Diner that specializes in burgers

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My favorite place to have a (garden) burger and a shake.

  • Apr 16, 2009
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After a day of bad meal choices (Spicy noodles and bamboo shoots for breakfast, and bad sushi from Sushi Roku for lunch... neither one settled very well in my stomach), Ruby's was my savior... my savory savior. Mm...

I haven't been this excited for a meal since Broken Yolk Cafe. I love me some Johnny Rocket's, but it's just not as good as Ruby's... the shakes are better, menu is more extensive, and the Diner is more colorful and upbeat. It's like comparing Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman. They're both very talented actresses from Australia who share a strong resemblance, but Nicole Kidman is in a higher league.

I've had the Orange 50/50 shake here, and it was really good... but the other day, I had a Strawberry Shake and it was like the pie that Harry Osbourne had in Spider-Man 3. ::tilts head and rolls eyes back:: soo goood ::big giddy smile:: I also had a taste of my friend Patrick's Peanut Butter shake, and it was like sweet mud sliding down my tongue.

Their menu made it easy to put together a meal and allowed many combinations. First, you choose the type of stuff you want on your burger. Then you pick the kind of patty you want. This includes beef, turkey, and garden. I got the Santa Fe Burger with a garden patty, while Patrick and our friend Jose got the Hickory BBQ burgers.

I have to admit though, I prefer Johnny Rocket's fat fries, and KFC's coleslaw. Lucille's garden burger is probably tastier, but this one was still delicious.

We had a very good server. Very polite. It wasn't too crowded at the time we went, so that was good. I didn't see any of those high schoolers everyone talks about. Probably because it was a school night.

By the way, if anyone needs a job, Ruby's is hiring servers and hosts. Think of the great uniform you get to wear.

Here ends my name-dropping review.
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July 02, 2009
We have a Ruby's in Philly too.  I was actually just out in San Diego visiting my Fiances parents and went to the Broken Yolk for the first time and got their awesome Breakfast Burrito!  I really like the shakes as well as the Shrimp Tacos at Ruby's.  Nice review!   I also wanted to let you know that you can now post your awesome reviews on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook using the new Share box at the top of your review! 
May 07, 2009
I like that if you go to Ruby's at the right time 11a-ish-- you can order fried chicken AND waffles ... and pretend it's Roscoe's. Now I want an orange 50/50 shake.
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A 50s-themed diner (comparable to Johnny Rocket's) that specializes in burgers. This is a franchise with many locations.
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