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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Who doesn't like to pop in Bob's? Good food, people watching place too…..especially on a Friday nite :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great stop when visiting Hollywood! Wanted to ear someplace "historic" and this filled our expectations.

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

I'm so thrilled to hear that we exceeded all of your expectations. Thank you so much for making us a part of your trip, and we hope you'll be back to see us when you're in the area again! Warmest regards, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place is a famous institution in Burbank, and all of Southern California. The famous Big Boy statue outside, you wonder how many people have taken their picture with it. We did. It had been a few years since I had been here, but the food was just as good as ever. Diner/grill type food that is freshly prepared and... More 

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

No matter how many burgers we've served over the years, it never gets old hearing that we gave someone a fantastic experience. It's wonderful that your burgers hit the spot -- that's definitely the goal every time. I'm so glad you came back to see us, and I hope it won't be years before we see you again! Safe travels,... More 

Burbank
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Who doesn't like to pop in Bob's? Good food, people watching place too…..especially on a Friday nite :)

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

Well, all I can say is that we always love it when you pop in, so as long as you keep it up, we'll keep up the good food and good people. Thanks for the review, and here's to the next Friday night being the best one yet! Thanks again, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bob's Big Boy, the quintessential go to place for diner food in Los Angeles, CA. Welcomed by the Giant checkered Pants and Kewpie Doll face, Bob aims to please! Friday nights in Toluca Lake off of Riverside Drive, you even get a Classic Auto Show filled with lot's of folks who admire Vintage Autos and the Vintage People who own... More 

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

What an awesome review! Can't tell you how much we appreciate your kind words. Always great to have a lively atmosphere when you come to a restaurant, and we glad you got that with us. Also glad that you're a big fan of our food. Hope you'll be back soon. Until then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Came by this restaurant on my brother's recommendation, and didn't regret it. Food was excellent, we had the big boy burger which was filling along with the salad to start with. Service was swift even at 8 pm and the place being fairly busy. Came away with a souvenir and the hope of coming back again.

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

We sure are lucky your brother pointed you our way. Happy to hear we knocked it out of the park for you. Looking forward to seeing you again. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Seymour, Tennessee
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130 reviews 130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While in Simi Valley, we planned a trip out of our way back to LA just to visit Bob's again (after last year's initial visit). It's just that good. I had the "Chili Size" and am only upset that I cannot get one here at home in Tennessee. Best "overgrown chili burger" I have ever had in my life! One... More 

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

Can't believe you made the trek out to see us, Ellejoycreek. It's always great to hear from people who are such loyal customers. Our chili burger is a house favorite and it means a lot that you're a huge fan. Hope you guys will be back soon. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Staten Island, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to see the old cars on a Friday night and to eat at this famous diner here in LA. So..old car collectors gather in the parking lot every week. Jay Leno showed up with his 1907 White, a steam engine car...Wow...it had wooden wheels. He greeted us, took pictures with us and is so great with fans...just a... More 

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

Happy to hear the car show really knocked your socks off, moongirl, but sorry that our food couldn't do the same. Hope the next time you visit we'll be able to kick it up a notch. Until then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Whenever I am in town, a meal at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank is a must. Good food, and good amounts, good service, and a reasonable price. I recommend.

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

So glad you always make a point to visit us when you're in Burbank. Hope you'll be back to see us soon. Until then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Dunfermline, Scotland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I cant rave about this place any more, its simply fab.We visited on a Friday night and were very lucky to find a parking spot given the classic cars on display, it was packed. We'd always wanted to come on a Friday but our travel plans never made it possible but I'm glad we did. The classic cars were fun... More 

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

Happy to hear we are simply fab. So glad you were able to visit us on a Friday. Happy to hear your meal, especially the burger, was as good as the car show. Our team is so grateful to have loyal customers from such far places. Looking forward to having you visit when you're in Burbank again. All the best,... More 

Poplar Grove, IL
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This Bob's opened in 1949, the exterior and interior are very nostalgic. My wife had an egg white omelet and really liked it, breakfast is ordered anytime. My son and I had burgers and fries, his was a Bacon Cheeseburger and was over cooked. Mine was the original Double Decker, I would have liked more meat, however, it was good.... More 

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

So glad you and your family stopped by our place. Happy to hear all your orders hit the spot for you -- especially your wife's egg white omelette. Hope you'll be back to visit us soon. All the best, 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, 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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