Ruby's Diner Shutters Oceanside Pier Location After Nearly 30 Years In Business

February 26, 2021

A fixture at the end of the Oceanside Pier for nearly three decades, Ruby's Diner has announced its permanent closure in San Diego's North County.

"After nearly 30 amazing years, we have to say goodbye to our Huntington Beach and Oceanside locations," read the announcement on Ruby Diner's social media. "We are deeply saddened to be closing our doors, but we are so thankful for all the wonderful memories that were shared over the years at the end of these two iconic piers. To the HB and Oceanside community, thank you so much for your unwavering support since we first opened our doors. It’s been such a pleasure to serve you over the years. We hope your support continues as there are many new and exciting changes taking place at Ruby's and we cannot wait to create new memories with you at our other locations! Please continue sharing your favorite memories and photos, we love reminiscing with you."

The first Ruby's Diner opened on December 7, 1982 in a converted bait shop at the end of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, CA. The 1940s-style diner was named after the mother of founder Doug Cavanaugh. Ruby’s Diner filed for bankruptcy in 2018, and at the time, Steven Craig of Orange County's Craig Realty Group invested $4 million for a 60% stake in the chain. There is still a San Diego location of Ruby's Diner that remains in operation in Carlsbad. There is no word yet on what will replace Ruby's Diner on the Oceanside Pier. 

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