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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 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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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Burgers, Shakes, Cars and People Watching... on a Friday night in Burbank it's a great place to visit.

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

We're all about making a great date on a Friday night, Richard. Thrilled you dig it. All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Anaheim, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Average burgers. Nice ice cream. What carries the place is the retro feel. You should try it at least once.

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

Glad you dig our retro feel, Kevin. That said, I'm sorry to hear we didn't give you a great burger. If something isn't to your liking, let us know so we can do better! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Willits, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Best milk shake I have had during my visits to LA. Plenty of food is served, decent burgers, and the service was terrific. It is a definite nostalgia experience.

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

Best milkshake you had in L.A. -- now, that's a terrific compliment, Cindy. Thanks for stopping by to indulge in some nostalgia. See you soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have a friend who likes to go to Bob's Big Boy occasionally, and I have been going with him under duress for a few years. HOWEVER, this time, I ordered the chicken and waffles and was pleasantly surprised! It came with a salad that I had yummy honey mustard dressing with, and there was so much fried chicken, I... More

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

Happy to hear you dug the chicken and waffles! We're glad that you'll no longer be coming here under duress ;). Can't wait to welcome you back, Mike Lopez, General Manager More

La Canada Flintridge, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
138 reviews 138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
42 helpful votes 42 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

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