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Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant

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1701 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 34234-7524
(941) 955-5001
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The 50's Rule

Quick meal and if you can eat outside (today is in the 80's in December) then definitely do so. Burgers are the rule and very juicy. Fries were above average.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
DrMike60
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Key Largo
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers here are consistently delicious! They are big & juicy, flavorful & most importantly, Hit The Spot! Go for the Hob Nob basket. Fries or onion rings, you can't go wrong! Comes with a side of coleslaw which is great too! Sweet tea is home brewed and excellent! Blackened Fish sandwich is great when it's on special, tartar sauce... More 

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Thank Hello K
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived a while in Sarasota and been going there for over 40 years and never visited this place and finally went, can not figure out why I waited so long. It was super. The burger was great and a friend had a hot dog and they loved it. The fries were good. Nothing fancy of course because it is a... More 

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Thank Norsk C
Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We enjoy greasy old local diners with character attended by loud waitresses with attitude. But this joint was simply a bad meal. The four waitresses were racing around in a chaotic frenzy. One waitress looked like she was ready to burt into tears, while swearing under her breath. It was literally making us anxious just sitting around the table. Our... More 

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Thank Ross F
Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Quick meal and if you can eat outside (today is in the 80's in December) then definitely do so. Burgers are the rule and very juicy. Fries were above average.

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Thank DrMike60
Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Took my friend from Germany. I wanted him to experience a good old American hamburger and soda and enjoy the loud, music blaring cars and motorcycles speeding by the restaurant. Service is good, food mediocre at best but would go back again if I had guest in town.

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Thank Tahmu1
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Reminds you of the 50's diners. They have remodeled since I was there last, but their food is just as scrumptious as it was 10 years ago. Nice variety of food, and three or four specials daily. The servers are constantly hopping / and everyone is watching who may need something. Very clean and open air - a delightful lunch... More 

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Thank FLCharlie
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Hob Nob Drive-Inn in Sarasota, Florida for lunch. Friends had recommended it. It is a local favorite and a wonderful treat. They are know for their burgers and hot dogs. Both were excellent. Can't say enough about the very friendly staff. Everyone was excellent and service was outstanding. An old fashion drive-in that is a must... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Unique little restaurant. Food was good, and staff was great! Not air conditioned, but covered eating area was pleasant.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

food was delicious. service was fast and very friendly. quaint location and interesting décor. will visit again.

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1 Thank stoopsytheman
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I used to love the HOB NOB , alas the refurbishment seems to have robbed it of a lot of it's former character. Sometimes when things aren't broke they don't need fixing! Food was decent but has a long way to go to match 5 Guys!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 34234-7524
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 955-5001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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