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Hobee's Restaurant

4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
650-856-6124
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Ranked #62 of 313 restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Eagan, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

3 of the 4 of is had the springtime scramble special. Veggies sausage mixed I to the many vegetables and some Brie thrown in. Yum!! Well seasoned. Great blueberry coffee cake too. Nice little local spot. A little noisy but adds to the atmosphere. Would go back.

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Liberty, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not only is this homey restaurant full of good food, the folks who work there are warm and friendly. Great place for family gatherings. The aroma of blueberry cake as you walk in the door is something you won't forget. Quite divine!!!

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Falmouth
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We go to Hobee's every time we're in Palo Alto (about twice a year) and things never change and that's the way we like it. The service is good. The menu stays pretty much the same. We meet or bring friends and can stay as long as we like. It can be a bit noisy but that goes with the... More

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Guangzhou, China
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have been coming here for 15 years. Now I'm an expat living in china, this is the place I go to for my first USA meal. One cannot get this kind of American breakfast elsewhere. The breakfast here is simply amazing; lots of variety, fresh, healthy, tasty. There are several hobee's in the area, but this is the one... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Went for a quick bite in the evening with my wife. This is a breakfast place for all intents and purposes, but they do serve lunch and dinner with pasta, burgers, salads, etc. I had a $10.95 cheese omelette, which was thoroughly mediocre, served with nothing other than toast OR hash browns OR Hobee's seemingly famous Blueberry a Coffee Cake... More

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Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry that we didn't live up to expectations. I will certainly share your comments with our PM kitchen crew and review their execution and presentation. I appreciate your comments and am glad your wife enjoyed her pasta pesto. More

San Jose, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Recently I went here to for breakfast with a friend, I was asked if I wanted water when I came in and said yes. Then when the waitress came (10 minutes later) she asked if I wanted water and coffee; I said yes. Then when another waitress came with my coffee I had to asked again for water. The restaurant... More

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Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. I'm so disappointed to read that your service was sub-par. We have a strong tradition of service excellence and it appears we dropped the ball. My sincere apologies. If you happen to read this, I would be most appreciative for the actual date and time of your visit. That will allow me... More

Hercules, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I went here with a party of three total. We were told that the wait would be ten minutes. Thankfully, we have a very patient three-year-old. Forty minutes later we were called and seated at a table. We sat there for another fifteen minutes and were never even brought a glass of water. When we tried to get a waiter's... More

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Dallas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Great place for a reliably delicious meal. We arrived early on a Saturday morning and were promptly seated. The restaurant is decorated with awards and accolades as well as kids drawings (it's a very family friendly place). They have a seasonal menu in addition to a comprehensive breakfast menu. We started off with a latte that could have been thicker... More

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Ann Arbor
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I took a nostalgia stop at Hobee's, making the mistake of doing at lunchtime instead of breakfast. The salad bar was very uninspired and unsatisfying given that it is in California! The lettuce mix was over populated with iceberg, and the toppings were what you could get at a Big Boy or similar chain (canned olives, wet peas, soggy coleslaw).... More

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Modesto, Ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed at a hotel near this restaurant. Looked on tripadvisor for the reviews. We were impressed with the reviews and decided to eat there. Breakfast was delicious. They were very busy on a Sunday morning so service was a little slow. I would recommend this show to everyone!!! Don't forget to try their famous coffee cake.

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