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Bob's Big Boy

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American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers
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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
Good old-fashioned burgers and breakfast

This is the oldest remaining Big Boy restaurant built in 1949. It has been refurbished and updated but still serves the classic Big Boy Burger, etc and the big breakfasts that they were always known for. We had breakfast their on Father's Day and it was packed. Food was good, more breakfast then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Ed Z
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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Bob's Big Boy is such a throwback diner, it's awesome. Once you step through the doors you definitely feel like you've chosen the correct place. The menu is incredible and caters for Vegetarians too which is always a plus! The Breakfast menu is available all day too. Order a shake, you won't regret it. The staff are also incredibly well... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I loved the atmosphere, throw back diner it was great! It was packed, took a bit to get our seats. Lots to choose from on the menu breakfast, lunch and dinner. I enjoyed a hot open faced turkey sandwich, while the kids had the original Bob's Big Boy burgers. Great place to go to enjoy local food.

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

Awesome, Wonderwoman! :) Glad we were able to throw it back a little bit for you and the kids. Nice choice on that turkey sandwich, by the way. Hope to see you back next time you're in the area -- we'll be waiting for ya! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the oldest remaining Big Boy restaurant built in 1949. It has been refurbished and updated but still serves the classic Big Boy Burger, etc and the big breakfasts that they were always known for. We had breakfast their on Father's Day and it was packed. Food was good, more breakfast then either of us could eat. The restaurant... More 

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

Thanks for spending Dad's Day with us, Ed! Glad that breakfast filled you up -- there's plenty more where that came from. Looks like you were visiting from Maryland, so I hope the rest of your trip went just as well as your meal here. Travel safe out there! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Original burgers and shakes in a drive in diner with great collection of old cars. Some nights the car hops come to your cars for service. Open since 1949!

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

So glad you stopped by when you were in the area, Melissa. Happy to hear you were a fan of everything. Hope you'll be back soon. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This historic Big Boy is worth a visit if you're in the area. My brother and his partner often have breakfast here and rave about the food and service. Maybe, since we came in mid afternoon, we caught them at a down moment. The food was perfectly adequate (we ordered mid-afternoon breakfasts), but our server seemed tired and and not... More 

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

I'm really glad you loved the food! Having said that, I'm bummed your overall experience wasn't as great as it should have been. I'd love to welcome you back for an even better visit - our food and our team can definitely live up to your brother and his partner's rave reviews! Cheers, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Landers, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast and the place was clean and we were greeted with a friendly smile and welcome. We decided to sit at the counter as we hadn't done that since we were children! The smell of fresh coffee brewing and bacon sizzling. Waitress was smiling the whole time and she was fast and efficient and covered the... More 

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

I'm glad we made you feel like you're important, Kathleen, because you most certainly are! It's so great that you came back to see us again after some time and that we lived up to your memory of us. I hope you'll be back to see us again some time soon! Sincerely, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Huntington Beach, California, United States
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was the original store with classic decor but we were extremely disappointed with the food and service. Our server was abrupt and forgetful. (Asked for Ice Tea refill, never came). never stopped by to ask to refill our drinks and basically ignored us until she dropped the check. The Super Big Boy I ordered must have shrunk since the... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear that your service and your food missed the mark, Don. It's certainly not normal for our customers to walk out feeling anything less than welcome, so I apologize that this was the case for you. I know you said you won't be visiting again, but I hope you'll reconsider -- I truly believe that when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved my breakfast here. Staff happy and friendly! Food great. We were all a little tired after a night out but the variety of breakfast soon perked us up.

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

Happy to hear our breakfast and staff were able to perk you guys up. Hope that means you'll be back to see us again soon. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Kenosha, WI
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I actually reviewed this on Wednesday, June 10th, but it did not post so here we go again! Yes, when my daughter and I travel to CA we stop at both Big Boys (there might be more but we only found 2 so far) when we arrived, it was about 12:45/1:00 and there was about a 15 minute wait, which... More 

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

So glad you and your daughter decided to visit us. Sounds like we really knocked it out of the park for you guys. Really excited our Tuna Melt and Cobb salad left you guys with a good impression. Can't wait to see you both again. Until then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Boise, Idaho
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I remember the Bob's Big Boy restaurants when they were in the Chicagoland/Wisconsin area when I was growing up. They have been long gone from those areas as far as I know so was super excited to see there was one not far from where we were vacationing in California! My husband and I arrived late into Burbank Airport and... More 

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Address: 4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
Phone Number: +1 818-843-9334
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers

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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, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers

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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