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Bob's Big Boy

4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
+1 818-843-9334
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“big boy burger” (21 reviews)
“fries” (70 reviews)
“hot fudge cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living on their reputation, not on their food or service. Stop by for the kitch, but eat elsewhere if you can.More

1  Thank Paul C
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review, Paul -- I'm sorry that you haven't been quite impressed with our classic eats. Just so you know, 600,000 people a year visit us and love us. So we are not living on some old and soiled reputation as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in California for nephews HS graduation so 5 of us went for lunch, though breakfast is served all day. Food was tasty, variety of options and the lone vegetarian in the group was happy with the options. Definitely would return!

Thank turley_ken
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad that you enjoyed our amazing, classic options, Ken! Thanks for coming to visit. :) Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bob's Big Boy was one of my first jobs. They still serve the Big Boy burger which is a staple and don't forget to have a hot fudge cake for desert. Be sure to visit on a Car Show Friday night, you'll feel like you...More

Thank alisie
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love knowing that you've been a longtime member of our family, Alisie! We hope to serve you again soon. Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much has changed since the second Bob’s opened in the 50s. It is still quality food at reasonable prices. The portions are large. The service is fast and friendly. There is car hop service some nights. Drive thru on other nights. They also have...More

Thank Bruinjeepman
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad that we still offer the same delicious recipes that you love, Bruinjeepman. We can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed April 30, 2018

As a teenager (many moons ago) Bobs was the place to go to. The burgers were so good, and the malts - exceptional. It's still has the charm, but the food isn't what it was. Too bad - because it was an era that is...More

Thank Doris P
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thanks for your input, Doris -- we do everything to maintain the charm of bygone days, from our service to our classic dishes. We hope we have another chance to impress you soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed April 29, 2018

So as always we wanted to visit Bob's Big Boy like we always do on our annual visit to California. So on this particular day we parked up in the car park and as we got out of the car I spotted a familiar face...More

2  Thank dena007
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting, Dena! It sounds as though you and your family had an awesome, throwback meal with a side of celebrity sightings. :) We hope to see you again soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed April 27, 2018

Our visit to Bob's Big Boy was just plain awesome! We were greeted and sat by the manager. He was friendly and welcoming. Our server was prompt and friendly. Our food was freshly prepared - and even though a bit busy at the time -...More

1  Thank Patrick M
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thanks for making us a part of your visit to this side of the ocean, Patrick! Our team enjoyed serving you and showing you a bit of the American diner experience. I hope we might have the chance to welcome you back again someday. Best...More

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this by chance. It’s a cool retro like diner. Food was good and reasonable! Nice Burbank hot spot.

Thank Muirlane
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Glad you enjoyed our retro digs! You can always count on us for a fun atmosphere and tasty bite to eat. Thanks for the shiny stars, and I hope you stumble back our way sometime soon! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed April 20, 2018

This is THE Bob's Big Boy, the original location. The staff are courteous and professional and the food was very good: silky milkshakes, juicy burgers and even the salads are great.

1  Thank Lisa B
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thanks for being a big fan of it all, Lisa -- we promise to keep it up. Hope we can look forward to seeing you again real soon. All the best until next time, Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed April 15, 2018

Great to revisit a childhood favorite! Got the Classic Big Boy Burger. Great setting with so much history. Wonderful service!

Thank Bucky_101
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

I'm so glad that you got to experience a childhood fave all over again, Bucky! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

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Linda F
May 29, 2017|
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Response from dwfilice | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean Holiday Inn, Downtown Burbank on First Street? If so, Bob's is about 2 miles.
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Ron E
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Schwidawg | Reviewed this property |
That's sounds really good but that was a little before my time.
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Texhusky75
January 24, 2016|
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Response from Lynn D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. At least I am sure they do in the summer months. You might want to try calling them directly and ask and ask about the hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-843-9334
Description
Our burgers are six ounces of fresh ground beef served on a grilled bun with French Fries. The "Big Boy" is our original double-decker hamburger. It's two all-beef patties on our grilled sesame seed bun with crisp shredded lettuce, American cheese, dressing, and special relish.Come into Bob’s Big Boy for a scrumptious burger & fries or a refreshingly delicious milkshake. And you can get breakfast from us anytime of the day!
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