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Hobee's Restaurant

4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
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Ranked #55 of 315 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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70% Recommend
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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Peshtigo, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is more of a health type of restaurant, This place has a great breakfast. The coffee cake is HUGE. I sincerely think you should try it though, I liked the blueberry, great for the money

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Eagan, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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