Growing up my husband Matt use to eat at the Rudy’s Diner in Seal Beach after a long day of surfing with his friends. So, I knew about the restaurant becauseo f the countless memories Matt shared with me. However, this was the first time visiting the establishment with my oldest son Justin.
We were invited to their location in Long Beach California to have dinner and preview Ruby’s Diner Summer Shakes.
Justin chose the Bacon Cheeseburger, which includes thick-cut bacon, crisp lettuce, tomato, RubySauce and double Swiss cheese.
Justin’s Reaction – “This burger is really filling, and I love how the bacon adds a special touch”.
Mrs. Kathy King’s Reaction – “I am so surprised, I was expecting your typical tuna sandwich. But the Albacore Melt is amazing, and something could eat every day. “
After dinner we tried Ruby’s Diner Summer Shakes inspired Hershey.
Kit Kat Shake
Justin and I both love Kit Kats so this was one of our favorites.
Heath Bar Shake
If you love Heath Bar’s you will love this shake you can taste the toffee and milk chocolate.
Double Chocolate Shake
I love this shake it is perfect especially if you are in need of a chocolate fix.
About Ruby’s Diner
The idea for Ruby’s Diner was born in 1980 after a run on the beach. Doug Cavanaugh had just returned to his native Southern California after successfully restoring and running a restaurant on Nantucket Island off Cape Cod. One evening he was brainstorming about business opportunities with his father, and remembered that he had seen a dilapidated building at the end of Balboa Pier while jogging along the beach. “Although the building is in pretty bad shape now, its architecture really lends itself well to that of a 1940’s diner. I wonder if I could get the place from the city and turn it into a diner that would bring back the fun and nostalgia of that era?” he said. With his father’s encouragement, Cavanaugh started to make the restaurant a reality.
To enlist help for the project, Cavanaugh invited some old high school buddies over for dinner and asked if they would be willing to throw in some money and work with him on the diner. Everyone thought he was crazy except Ralph Kosmides, a friend from junior high who was working as an engineer building race cars for Toyota. He was as excited about the idea as was Cavanaugh! Together they sold the city of Newport Beach on the concept and obtained a long-term lease on the building that had once been a bait shop