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Hobee's Restaurant

4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
650-856-6124
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Breakfast is always a treat at Hobee's. There are many choices and good prices. There is usually a wait. The blueberry coffee cake is amazing. Service is friendly and good.

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Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

In an expensive area this is a remarkable combination of price and quality. Extensive menu with good fish and chicken dishes with sandwiches and lighter items. Table wines and tasty appetizers. Good for couples and families with children.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Palo Alto has many different hotels offering pretty much the same mundane breakfast. If you're looking for something a little bit different and favored by the locals, Hobee's is the place to visit. There's usually line outside it when it opens at 7.00am and it fills up quickly. Service is casual and friendly, but efficient: these guys have been doing... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A typical Hobees ...too crowded and mediocre services. Not worth the trouble for the quality of food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great food relaxed atmosphere. Great place to sit down and enjoy the company of others. BTW apple fritter was excellent!

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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place has funky decor and great comfort food. Sort of like a non-chain version of Denny's with all of the care and individual attention a local place would offer.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The resturant needs a serious refit. A stale odour dominates the air. The furniture although rustic is uncomfortable. Staff are friendly and did their best. Food was poor and we sent some back ( no charge given)

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

So sorry you did not enjoy your visit.. We admit that our decor is the opposite of slick. However, your food should have been fresh tasting and flavorful. Also, the typical fragrance of Hobee's is the smell of cinnamon from our cinnamon-orange tea. I regret you did not experience this. Please let me know if you'll be returning to the... More

asia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Probably the best breakfast in Palo Alto town. You have to visit it at least once. The tofu scramble and the coffee cake are a must try on the menu.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we arranged to meet a friend at Hobees but he got mixed up on teh location and we sat there and drank coffee, holding down a table while they were busy - when we explained what happened they even comped the coffee !!! - we will go again and again to this location and to any other of thier locations

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

Nice of you to take the time to write! We do get our fair share of location mix ups since several of our locations are located within a short drive of one another. Glad you were able to eventually connect with your friend! More

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Hobee's location has been there for over 25 years. I recently revisited my old neighborhood and was delighted to see Hobee's still in the same location on El Camino Real. It still looks like a dive but the food is good and you absolutely have to try their blueberry coffee cake..it's the best!

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

Tom, thanks for your visit! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. We've actually been at that location for 38 years. (Mountain View was the first to open two years before.) Safe travels home and please see us again during your next visit to Silicon Valley. -- Regards, Ed More

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Additional Information about Hobee's Restaurant

Address: 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
Phone Number: 650-856-6124
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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