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Bob's Big Boy

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4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
+1 818-843-9334
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Description: Our burgers are six ounces of fresh ground beef served on a grilled bun...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun American diner

We enjoyed our food at this diner, yummy American diner food and good prices and fun setting. Worth a stop on Friday night if you enjoy classic cars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is an institution and worth a trip for sure. Just plain old American fair done well. I think it's expensive for what it is but it is still worth going once to say you have been.

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

That old-time, classic vibe is what we're all about, so it's great to hear that you loved our atmosphere. I apologize if you felt your meal was a little overpriced -- you mentioned that the food was done well, so I hope your burger was well worth it! Thanks for stopping in for a bite of history, and I hope... More 

Roseville, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a goal of ours to go to places in the LA area that are quintessential LA. Bob's has been around since the '40s, and we were dying to go. The place is very clean and spacious. Lots of seating. Has a 50's diner vibe-made me think of a retro Denny's. My husband and I ordered the Original Big... More 

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

Thanks for jumping back in time with us and lovin' on our classic diner vibe -- it's what we're all about around here. It's great to hear that your burger and fries really hit the spot, and I'd love to have you back for another one soon. Until next time, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Burbank, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A must for a Friday Night! They have Old Vintage Cars filling the parking lot, so even if you do not eat at Bob's (Altho you HAVE to try there food, salads, and dressings!) you can have a great time just walking the lot!

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

Whether you're walking the lot or enjoying a delicious salad, we're so happy you love the place. Hope to have you back really soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I'd suggest only eating here if you want roaches in your food. I kid you not, a roach dropped down from the ceiling into my food. They are much better places to eat in the area. Stay away!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We enjoyed our food at this diner, yummy American diner food and good prices and fun setting. Worth a stop on Friday night if you enjoy classic cars.

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

I hope that you got to enjoy one of our Friday night car shows, Jenny! Glad to see that your experience with us was worthy of top marks on food, service, and atmosphere. Come back and see us again next time you're on our side of the pond. Cheers! Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

P-town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fun nostalgic visit to this vintage, fun landmark. On Friday nights, they have classic car shows. I just like getting the Bob's Big Boy combo and enjoying seeing that some movies were filmed here.

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

When you walked into our place, I hope you felt you took a step back in time, Joanna -- that's the fun part about our retro, vintage vibe! It's great to hear that you loved our atmosphere and enjoyed learning about our cinematic history. Hope to see you back soon for another Big Boy Combo! Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Seattle
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's a perfect place for some simple, inexpensive American diner food as well as get a little of the L.A. flair. This location is the one where Jay Leno holds his car shows and has been in numerous movies. The food isn't anything special. The area is super cute, with alot of retro designed buildings (I believe it's from the... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed our atmosphere and retro vibe -- it's one of the things that I love most about our place! I'm sorry to see you weren't blown away by your food quality, but I'm glad we could still make your overall experience with us a great one. Hope to see you back next time you're in LA,... More 

Delphos, Ohio
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39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after the Warner Bros Studio Tour as I had remembered reading that the original Big Boy was in Burbank. The food was great, just as I had remembered as a child going to Big Boy restaurants. Wanted to get strawberry pie but was too full. Saw a Delorean in the parking lot which was an... More 

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

I'm so glad to hear that we could take you on a walk down memory lane with the same great Big Boy flavors you remember from when you were a kid, Cheryl -- and that seeing a DeLorean could be the cherry on top of a great meal. Hope to see you back soon so you can give that strawberry... More 

Lancaster, California
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221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The best service ever! Our server made us feel like we were her only table. My grandson was asking for French fries, we assured him they were coming with his lunch. Our server brought him a small plate of fries quickly. LOL very happy baby ~ I will return.

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

So happy we were able to make you and your grandson happy! That's our #1 goal and it puts a smile on our face to hear we did just that. Hope you'll be back soon. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Riverside County
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed a great tasting cheese burger with French fries and coke to drink. Our waitress Noy, was friendly and the service was excellent! The atmosphere was pleasant and nostalgic.

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

Happy to hear our service and cheeseburger hit the spot for you. Hope that means you'll be back soon. Until then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-843-9334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

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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