Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ruby's Shake Shack Crystal Cove California

Ruby's Shake Shack Laguna beach The Shack Shack is located along Pacific Coast Highway at Crystal Cove. For over fifty years the shack has attracted locals and tourists. For most of it's life it was called the Date Shack serving monkey flips and date shakes. In 1989, state officials canceled longtime owner Virginia McKinney’s lease with plans to widen Coast Highway. The Shack was saved and Corona Del Mar tavern owner Arden Flamson who took over operation of the shack. Today the shack is run by Ruby Restaurant Group. Serving up burgers, snacks and sandwiches. Several of the old drinks and sandwiches are still available, although they are not all on the menu. The owners have changed along with the food served but the view is just as spectacular as ever.  View of Crystal Cove from Shake Shack Just below the shack is Crystal Cove with it's famous beach cottages. Chances of renting one of the historic cottages are pretty slim but for the price of a mango smoothie you can enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean and the beach below.
mango smoothie Ruby's Shake Shack Crystal Cove Crystal Cove's Shake Shack (formerly the Date Shack 7408 Coast Highway Newport Coast.(949) 464-0100. The shack has sandwiches, shakes and malts. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Parking is limited to 30minutes.