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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
Most recent review
You just can't go wrong

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Northern-WI-charle
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 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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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place reminds me of a 1950's style diner. The service is excellent and fast. The burgers are freshly prepared, not a pre-packaged round cardboard tasting piece of beef. They are served with your choice of condiments on a fresh bun. Absolutely delicious! The onion rings are big, piping hot, and served with tangy dipping sauce. Beverage refills are always... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you're OK with eating classic diner food outside next to a very busy intersection, then do check out the Hob Nob. We got served our buger, hot dog and crinkle cut fries within minutes of ordering and then were offered free refills. The food was fresh and well presented with care given to the humble burger and fries even... More 

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Cape Haze, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Loved the burger Mustard mayo lettuce onion tomatoe Tomatoe was perfect Meat was excellent Fries were hot cooked perfectly Will go back Loved eating outside Service was friendly and efficient

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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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