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Bob's Big Boy

4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
+1 818-843-9334
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Ranked #5 of 369 Restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There used to be several Bob's restaurants throughout California that disappeared over time, but this is one of the originals that is still around. The Big Boy burger combo is exactly the same as I have always remembered....the "Silver Goblet" milkshakes are still thick and frosty...served in a glass topped with whipped cream and a cherry...PLUS the extra leftovers in... More

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

Happy we could give you a little taste of the past, Bill. Here whenever you need another silver goblet milkshake. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Lowellville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We enjoyed burgers & fries at a reasonable price with good, friendly service. The restaurant was clean with pleasant atmosphere.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed our burger and fries, Lauren. We appreciate the excellent review. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great looking classic drive in burger joint. Clean,easy parking. Burgers and fries are good. Great place to take kids to see what going out to eat use to be like. Usually cool vintage cars in parking lot to see also.

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

Glad we could give you a blast from the past. Thanks for the great review. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Beijing, China
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The service here is great because they are very attentive towards customers. I like cheese but on 40% or more of the menu has cheese and I was hoping that some of the burgers wouldn't have it if I were to choose something different. The prices vary depending on how much you order with or without a combo.

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

Happy to hear you felt taken care of when you were here. As for the cheese, next time let us know -- we're always happy to accommodate. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the first Bob's I have seen in years. They were quite busy but seemed to turn tables quickly. The service and food was good. The place looks a bit dated and worn but don't let that stop you.

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

Happy to hear you found us again! Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed another visit to Bob's. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I love going to Bob's Big Boy, the food is great and so is the service. The place is located in a beautiful area. I go there at least once a month for breakfast. the price of there meals is not bad.

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

Well we love having you! Thanks for being the best part of what we do here. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Valley Village, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bob's began in Glendale, CA but the one in Toluca Lake is the one to go to---it has all the 50's diner atmosphere. Is it the best burger in the world? No, but it puts a Big Mac to shame, and the french fries with a side of their world-famous blue cheese dressing. You can get flavored cokes here too,... More

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

Always glad to give you a dose of nostalgia -- and chili size. Thanks for the great review and see you again soon! Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a kick--I didn't know Bob's Big Boy still existed like this! Apparently, it's the second oldest BBB, but the oldest one still standing. Quite the landmark! They still have the drive-in service (limited times) and the whole original look. Apparently on Fridays people bring in older cars for "show and tell" and car-fanatic Jay Leno shows up now and... More

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

Yep, we still exist like this! Glad we could give you a blast from the past. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Gilbert, Arizona
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161 reviews 161 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great service! Solid diner fare! Cannot go wrong especially if you need to be up early!!! Don't expect fancy but do expect hearty!

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

Hearty is what we're about! Thanks for letting us know you enjoy. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Los Angeles, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

ever get a hankering for an old fashioned big boy combo? there are various other bobs that are not the 'real' bobs. the burbank Bobs is one of the originals. the salads are bigger than they used to be and theres nothing better than bobs blue cheese dressing. The burger itself is fresh,big and tasty, just as always were, with... More

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

Glad we could give you a taste of the good old days, Karen. Thanks for this recommendation. See you soon for another burger, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

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Additional Information about Bob's Big Boy

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

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