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“Not much for veggies” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bobby Jo's Diner

Bobby Jo's Diner
11/12 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, England
01702-61-60-99
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Ranked #144 of 458 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
“Not much for veggies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Food was nice. Milkshakes were delicious. Could do with a new lick of paint, walls looked a bit grubby with food up them. Not much choice at all for vegetarians.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Shocking food. Very disappointing.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Went to this place after hearing great reviews. Milkshake was delicious. Lovely waiter, nice American theme but the food was awful!!
My boyfriend had the monster burger, I had a cheeseburger, both of which were as dry as cardboard!! Even after adding lots of ketchup. Completely tasteless, no flavour and the cheese hadn't even been melted properly. Burger buns were also dry and mine fell apart. Struggled to eat the meals as they were so dry. Would have been better going to tesco and making burgers at home.

What a let down.
Will not be returning EVER.
Prefer a McDonald's!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“great food, atmosphere ruined by racist staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Had a LOVELY meal here - food was great, milkshakes fabulous, loved the decor, place was clean, we had absolutely no complaints at all UNTIL the manager came over and made a blatantly racist and absolutely random comment about how he dislikes P****. This in front of our 4 year old son. Why would anyone speak like that when they are trying to bring business in? felt very uncomfortable and not planning to return ):

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Order alot as portions are small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went to Bobbys on New Years Eve after a friend recommended it for its milkshakes and cheesecake. We ordered one milkshake and 2 cokes which came pretty quickly. However, we then waited 35 minutes for 3 hotdogs and chips. When they arrived we were quite disappointed if honest. It was a small ikea style hotdog with afew fries and a small side salad at a cost of £6.95 plus 50p extra for a sprinkling of cheese. We could have brought this for 50p in Ikea. We were still hungry after we finished but i suppose we did expect portions to be bigger being an american diner. On saying that, the atmosphere and decor were fantastic. Would recommend the place but not the hotdogs if your hungry or a regular visitor at Ikea.

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“Trinity FC U11”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Great evening (sorry to the other diners for the noise!)

Food was great and reasonable price.

Rodeo Burger was really nice and the other dishes looked good too.

Visited January 2014
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