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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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
Most recent review
Classic Diner with Great classsic breakfast

We had a scrumptious breakfast at Bob's Big Boy. Pancakes were light and fluffy with lots of syrup and whipped butter. The fruit bowl had perfectly ripe cantaloupe, strawberries and honeydew melon piled high. The French toast was excellent and the eggs cooked to perfection. Service was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
TNtraveler1998
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had a scrumptious breakfast at Bob's Big Boy. Pancakes were light and fluffy with lots of syrup and whipped butter. The fruit bowl had perfectly ripe cantaloupe, strawberries and honeydew melon piled high. The French toast was excellent and the eggs cooked to perfection. Service was good with t-shirts for purchase at checkout. Don't forget to have your picture... More 

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

Happy to hear we could give you the classic diner experience. Appreciate this great review and hope to see you back soon. Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Just for fun we decided to have a chocolate milk shake and a burger at Bob's Big Boy. The service was fantastic, Meagan was good fun and catered to our 2 year old. The chocolate milk shake/thick shake were as wonderful as they were when I was a teenager. Fantastic and the burger really tasty. An hour well spent, great... More 

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

Happy to hear we could give you a little blast from the past! Thanks for sharing this great review. Here whenever you need another burger and shake, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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548 reviews 548 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place brings you back, and for me brings me back to something my parents must have grown up with. This place is a classic and there are few of these relics left across the US. Everyone loves a "Bob's Big Boy" but this one has all the charm of the 1950's. You really need to stop here and take... More 

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

We're always here to transport you back in time! Thanks for sharing how you feel about dining with us. It's truly great to read. Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Santa Fe, NM
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100 reviews 100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a quick dinner with my husband on a road trip. Place was very busy with lots of families. We ordered the cod fish and chips which was really good, hot and tasty as well as the chicken fried chicken and mashed potatoes also nicely done. Fast, polite service. Brought back great childhood memories of going there.

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

Glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed your meal! See you next time you pass through. Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The original Bob's Big Boy. I thought they were all gone. Glad to see one after all those years. Got to go there.

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

Glad you got to come here, too. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are looking for a great breakfast and don't want to traipse all over the Valley, head to Bob's!!! I was very impressed. Not just for burgers and shakes anymore

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

There's not much better than to hear you're impressed with our breakfast! Thanks for all the kind words. Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Burbank
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If your in the area stop by, while the food is a throwback, it is still worth the experience. Sometimes you'll see studio folks and on weekends you can see a lot of classic cars too. Have a classic Big Boy combo and a chocolate malt, Pappy's Chicken, or the Fried Shrimp. On the way out get a souvenir tee... More 

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

Classic Americana is what it's all about, Xavier. Thrilled you enjoy. Thanks, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
679 helpful votes 679 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Either Bob's Big Boy has changed recipes or suppliers, or I've been spoiled by In-n-Out. Bob's burgers were amazing when I was a kid; now they are just mediocre.

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

While I'm glad you enjoyed our burgers as a kid, I'm understandably bummed to hear you don't feel they're the same anymore. We're still using quality ingredients and are cooking them up fresh, so I hope you'll give us another opportunity to show you we're truly the Bob's you remember! Until then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in LA 30 years ago and experienced the Bob's Big chilli chain of resaurants, we made a bee-line for the last remaining one on this trip. A nostalgic trip into 60's diners, excellent! Had to order the signature chilli and was not disappointed, well worth a visit if you are in LA.

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

Glad we could take you down memory lane! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to let us know how everything was. Hope it's not another 30 years before we see you again! ;) 'Til then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Pasadena, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What can you say? Bobs Big Boy was the best and this is one of the few left and an original location. Friday's still have the antique car shows and you still get a Big Boy for less than $10. Don't forget the original Bobs Big Boy blue cheese dressing for your salad or to dip your fries in!

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

What can we say, this review is the best, Craig. Thanks a bunch. Take care, 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 1 - 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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