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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/Brunch

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A place like in the 50s.

Nice place, authentic and original as it can be. Very good burgers, you feel like you are back in the 50s. Just the ugly Japanse cars outside do not match.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Thomas K
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice place, authentic and original as it can be. Very good burgers, you feel like you are back in the 50s. Just the ugly Japanse cars outside do not match.

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Goshen, New York
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216 reviews 216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went here before a spring training game and so glad we did. We arrived before noon, which is smart, because the place does an amazing amount of business. Having said that, the staff is swift and efficient so the really is no waiting for a table in the covered open air dining area. The food is great! We had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Get the blackened fish sandwich with a chocolate shake. So tasty! Outdoor cafe 50th style . Casual and perfect end to an outdoor day.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Ya know, when I first dined here 40 years ago I thought it was a real trip in time to the 50's. Well, 40 years later, it still is that trip in time to the 50's. Just arriving at the diner gets your juices flowing. The menu is an expansive drive-in menu and if you would like something of a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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124 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is one of the last of the open air ""diners" still serving great american food. Burger and fries with just the right amount of grease....omelettes and hash browns that would have Obama tearing her hair out....other than a fresh coat of paint and new nasty weather curtains...The Hob Nob will reconnect you to the fifties and sixties.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

They got rid of the wood tables, spruced up the joint since Guy was there, this diners, drive-in 's and dives isn't so divey. Friendly, quick, hot, great shakes, and no atmosphere but burgers worth the quick stop. Fabulous!

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Lake Placid, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Simply a greasy spoon with greasy burgers and greasy fries nothing special. Big issues with the waitresses with whoever the head is always yeelling at the rest instead of letting them do thier job. My waitress was fine until this brutus was following her screaming at her, then when I went to leave....right out back some illigal goings on. Not... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great burgers really tasty and well cooked, crinkle chips too! Fabulous worth a visit. Good friendly service

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Hob Nob has been around forever. It's a greasy burger joint with an emphasis on greasy. The BEST onion rings in town. Get the burger basket and rings. Do not even consider ordering anything remotely healthy. Trust me, the lettuce and tomato on the burger are vegetable enough. The only times I've ever heard anyone say they didn't like... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have a winter home in Sarasota, and the Hob Nob is among the many things I love about the city. This is a genuine drive-in/diner, with a 21st century twist: it offers wine and beer! Opened in 1957, the Hob Nob is all about authenticity. The food is good. I love the burgers and malts. The service is fast.... More 

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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
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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