Ruby’s Diner is a family-friendly casual restaurant with roots in Southern California known for its 40's style decor.
With a new location in the beach town of San Clemente, the owner came to Studio McCormack to bring this beloved diner into the next generation - the next generation meaning the early 60's era. It was also determined that the restaurant needed a strong sense of the local community to differentiate it from other Ruby's in the general area.
To infuse a sense of locale into the diner, a retro surf theme was brought into many details; an impressive rotating surf board chandelier wows guests upon entry, colorful painted table tops reminiscent of surfboards provide a backdrop to iconic burgers, and vintage and local black and white photography adorn wood accent walls. An actual Airstream trailer was repurposed as the facade of the server food pick up counter as a reminder of when the interstate highway system was new and traveling the country by car was enjoyed by many. B&N panels cover an entire dining room wall with bold, colorful mid-century inspired shapes to further enforce the 60's vibe while an adjoining ice cream shop uses bold vertical stripes and playful signage on the walls to take us back to that carefree time.
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