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Bob's Big Boy

4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
818 843-9334
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Ranked #8 of 364 restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Our burgers are six ounces of fresh ground beef served on a grilled bun with French Fries. The "Big Boy" is our original double-decker hamburger. It's two all-beef patties on our grilled sesame seed bun with crisp shredded lettuce, American cheese, dressing, and special relish.Come into Bob’s Big Boy for a scrumptious burger & fries or a refreshingly delicious milkshake. And you can get breakfast from us anytime of the day!
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Toluca Lake, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Typical 50's style diner. Food is very consistent - burgers, salads, entree plates - everything is good, large portions, low prices. Be prepared to wait if you go on a weekend morning. Friendly service - large parking lot.

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Granada Hills
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Going to Bob's Big Boy in Burbank is like being home. My husband and I have been frequenting many Bob's Big Boy and their fun car hop service since 1975. We now enjoy our dinners on our regular Friday evenings before we go across the street to The Falcon Theater to their great performances. Bob's Big Boy has been a... More

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Hearing our diner feels like home means more than you know. Customers like you are a special part of our lives -- we couldn't do it without you! See you soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Burbank, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have not eaten at a Bob's for a long time. It was worth the stop. Had breakfast. service very good and meal outstanding. Served hot and quickly. Friendly as a neighborhood restaurant usually is.

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review. We'll keep the grills hot for the next time you stop by for breakfast! Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Burbank, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Classic Bob's Big Boy hamburgers. This location was built in 1949 and is always packed, so that tells you something. Fun place to go have Breakfast or Lunch though they are open for Dinner.

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Glad to hear you always have a fun time at our place, Dana. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of our hamburger joint. Hope you'll swing by soon! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

La Canada Flintridge, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dined at one on way to Las Vegas, but food same everyplace under Bobs Big Boy Best fries, burgers & shakes. Quality Older than I think In & Out chain. Few Bobs due to quality control Classic exterior Plain American food. Shakes are the bomb for & super cold vs other chains.

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you think are shakes are the bomb. Thanks so much for the informative review. Glad you enjoy our classic style -- we've been an American tradition since 1936! Come by and see us soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Burbank, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A lot of people go here for nostalgic reasons. The food is fast-food quality at restaurant prices and wait times. I prefer Lancer's cheeseburger, Baskin & Robbin's malts, and so on. I ordered a salad last time I went, thinking I could stand to be dragged there if there was one healthy choice for me, but it came with dressing... More

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't like your salad, Wanda. We use the freshest ingredients available and it's disappointing that the dressing wasn't to your liking. In the future, please let us know -- we'll be happy to swap it out for any of our other housemade dressings. Even though we are a fast-casual restaurant, we've spent the last 65 plus... More

LA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I go to this Bob's on a regular basis - every Wednesday after my daughter's dance class. It's a fantastic place, and a step back in time. The food is always great, service solid, and the design of the place is wonderful. There are great mementos scattered around like fotos and clippings, and I always take a look at a... More

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy every aspect of our restaurant. It's important to us that everything from our burgers to our service is as great as it was back when the Beatles dined here. By the way, I'm impressed by your knowledge of our history! Thanks for the fantastic feedback -- it really means a lot to hear such... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have to admit, what I liked most about eating at this Bob's a few weeks ago is that the patrons reminded me of old Burbank, before the, uh, change. If you want to remember times as they were years ago, go to Bob's. The food is still great, service was great, everything clean and well-kept.

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're fans of the new Burbank, but old Burbank was pretty awesome too! I'm happy to hear we could be your blast from the past. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Have a nice week, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place is kitschy, fun and delicious. You have to go here to experience an classic American diner. Living in Perth food for a family of five is expensive so to come here and experience awesome service and delicious food for a reasonable price was great.

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Happy to hear it! Whenever you're stateside, stop on by for a taste of classic Americana. Have a great day, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Loved the burger and cherry coke! Classic diner food with great taste. All the waitresses who served us at the counter were so nice. Car show outside was cool. And saying we ate at the original was pretty awesome. Plus the iconic big boy statue in front for pictures was a hit. Only con... parking sucked. Pretty sure due to... More

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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

"Classic," "nice," "cool," "iconic." You really know how to make our day! Thanks so much for all the kind words. I'm happy to hear you had a great time and will be coming back. Parking can be tight on really busy nights, but there is parking all around us! Have a great day, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

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