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Bob's Big Boy

4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
+1 818-843-9334
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Ranked #6 of 371 restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers
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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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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La Canada Flintridge, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been coming to Bob's Big Boy for 50 years (at least), and at the risk if being vilified by other reviewers, I just don't think it is as good as it once was. Sorry! I get the nostalgic vibe, and all that, but whether it's because they are using (cheaper) ingredients, or whatever, it just doesn't taste the same.... More

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

While I'm happy you dig our nostalgic vibe, it's disappointing to hear you thought we were only okay this time around. Next time you're in, let us know what we can do to continue to see you for the next 50 years! Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Carl Junction, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

They were busy and short handed when we were there, but all the waitresses did their best to take care of everyone. And they were all very polite. It was possibly the best burger I've ever had!

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

Best burger you ever had? We're blushing. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again soon. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved eating here with my nephew and son, burgers, fries and shakes just how we like them! Total blast from the past. Service was good and we saw lots of interesting characters :>

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

Happy to hear our burgers, fries, and shakes give you and your family a blast from the past. See you again for another great time! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Monterey, California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my first time at Bob's Big Boy. I always see pictures of the statue outside and hear friends eating there until finally I was able to see and experience the restaurant first hand. The restaurant was busy and we were seated promptly. The server was nice. However, when she brought the dishes she said she'll bring mine later... More

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

Thrilled you dug your veggie burger! It really means a lot to hear how much you enjoyed your first time in. See you next time a craving hits, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Seattle
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Friday night at Bob's Big Boy was so fun. It's muscle car night..entertaining to see the cars and their owners. I was in Burbank for business so on my own..I sat at the counter and felt part of the vibe. I had a burger and shake. What's not to like? Thumbs up!

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

Thrilled you dig our vibe! We're hear whenever you need another blast from the past. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Fellowsville, West Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bob's Big Boy... is an excellent way to spend any day, and even better on Fridays.. The food is excellent and on Fridays there is a superb car show waiting for the family outside. Now back to the food.. My family ordered the gambit and from the chicken to the salads to the burgers.. the flavor can't be touched... burgers... More

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

We say yes to this review! Thrilled to hear how much you dig spending Friday nights with us. Can't wait to see you again for another burger and epic Friday, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Went for a wander while in Burbank looking for something to eat. Found this place just down the road from our hotel. Great food, great service, well recommended.

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

We're here whenever you need more great times, Jon! Can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in the area. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There aren't a lot of Bob's Big Boy places still in operation around the country. At least not like there were in the late '60s. While attending college at NTSU in Denton, TX, my girlfriend and I would eat at the Bob's in Dallas every chance we got. Recently, while flying to Los Angeles I read an article about the... More

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

Happy to hear we could be a part of a trip down memory lane. We'll be here next time you need an oldfashioned burger and strawberry shake! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great place for brunch / lunch. We had hamburgers and they lived up to expectations. Great service great American no frills eatery. Would recommend.

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

Glad we can give you a taste of 1950s Americana, Chris. Thanks for the recommendation. See you again soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a fun time! Service was top notch. A little cramped for seating...only drawback. Would go back again to try something different.

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

Glad you had a fun time! See you again soon -- maybe for another celebrity sighting? All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

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