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Bob's Big Boy

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4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
+1 818-843-9334
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking: Easy - the parking lot was large and we had no problem stopping for a 3pm meal coming in from the Bob Hope airport. Ambiance: The original Bob's Big Boy #1. Kitschy fun, leather booths, 50's style signage. Tiny, tiny bathrooms and some booths are too small for normal people. We got seated at one of these and they... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is always quite a wait to eat because it is so good. So, go straight to the service counter where Mindy, who is the best, will help you so, so, so well. Everything is super. You cannot go wrong. The portions are large and the flavors delightful. Reminder to ask for Mindy - she is the best

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to visit the original Bob's from 1949. Was a little disappointed with my salad, but then again they're known for bugers. They have photos/memorabilia on the walls from movie scenese shot on location. A live drummer was playing right outside which added to the fun feel. Although our server was very pleasant, service was pretty slow.

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Thank Provo8
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Provo8! I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your salad, but glad that you enjoyed our old timey environment. If you're in the mood for a burger or shake, I bet you'd love it! We do our very best to offer quick and efficient service, but sometimes we do get bogged down. Thanks for your feedback,... More 

Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up near a Bob's Big Boy decades ago. With a trip planned to Warner Brothers Studio, this restaurant was only blocks away. Very convenient location for before or after the tour. The staff was very helpful, and attentive to ensure drinks were filled, and orders were efficiently taken and delivered together. The Big Boy Combo was just what... More 

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Thank Eric M
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

We're so glad we could complete an awesome afternoon for you, Eric! It's wonderful that our diner classics were just as delicious as you remembered. Hope to see you again soon. :) Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Palm Desert, California
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101 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last true Bobs! The menu holds true to the fabled establishment from a bygone era. Great food and fast, courteous service. Love it! Check out the classic cars that frequent the lot.

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Thank Filmwritin
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for the love! Hope you come back to see us very soon. :) Best wishes, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Vancouver, Washington, United States
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going here with our OLD friends. When we were dating 50 years ago this was the place to go. Our group of friends will all get together and go down memory lane. The food is just as good as it was 50 years ago. They even have a large back booth that the Beatles sat in. We thoroughly... More 

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Thank 122267
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

What a special memory you've shared with us -- we're happy to help you keep it alive! Please say hello the next time you come in. :) Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Palm Springs, California
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't just eat at Bob's Big Boy - you experience it! Oh sure the booths need new upholstery and the ceiling would give Robert Irvine the shivers, but who cares when the waitress calls you honey and serves your coffee in a big fat ceramic mug. I recently stopped in for breakfast, scrambled eggs were perfect and the bacon... More 

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Thank bsimonis
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Hope that you come back to join us again soon for another fantastic breakfast. :) Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Cherry Hill
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable Priced, Good Food. Busy place service was slow, manager handled our problem. Close to WB Tour ... we walked

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Thank ESS23CH
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Hope to see you back very soon. Best wishes, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Englewood, Florida
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding this place is like traveling back in time. We discovered it about 5 years ago on a vacation. I remember Bob's Big Boy from you younger days, several decades ago. I am really into the fifties, doo wop and old cars. This place has it all. On top of that the food is great too. We have breakfast every... More 

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Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Roy! We love bringing back awesome memories and being a feel-good place for our customers. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Caloundra
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service, lovely staff who took care of us. Massive portion sizes, could barely eat half of it haha but overall nice meals and drinks. Ordered the chicken melt with a chocolate milkshake. Meals come with salad, they give you a bowl of salad before your meal comes, which is way too much for a little person like myself to... More 

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Thank Squid139
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We take so much pride in providing excellent customer service. Glad you love our old-fashioned diner offerings, and hope you come back very soon. :) Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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