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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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

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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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 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family was visiting Los Angeles, and had tickets for a morning tour of Warner Bros. studio. A friend recommended we give Big Boy a try for breakfast since it was close to the studio. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived a little after 7 am on a Saturday (July 4). We sat at a booth and were... More 

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

Happy to hear you thought our food was good, but we know we're capable of much more and hope we'll get another chance to prove it. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

southern california
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We arrived on a Monday at 11:30 and was surprised there was a wait to be seated. Once we were, the service was great and food yummy! Love the Big Boy combo. Reminds me of going when I was a child. My kids love it too!

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

So glad you stopped by! Happy to hear the Big Boy combo hits the spot for you. Hope you'll be back for another soon. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

Thrilled you dig our throwback vibe! This review rocks, especially the tip about just getting that shake. After all, you'll only regret the shakes you didn't have! Thanks for the love, and I hope we'll get to have you back again soon. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager 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, Cafe

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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, 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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