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Bob's Big Boy

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American, Diner
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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Lawrence, Kansas
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stopped here after doing a nearby studio tour. Bob's Big Boy definitely has a nostalgic feel- I never experienced the 50s and 60s but this place feels like I imagine diners then would have felt. The burgers are great and pretty big. I paid about $15 for a burger, fries, and drink and I feel that it was worth... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What fun to find a Bob's Big Boy. They no longer have the chopped ham and cheese salad, which made us sad, but, hey - times change. They still have the original Big Boy double burger, and it's still really good. They still have the chili size, and it's still really good. In fact, they still offer the chili size... More 

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Thank Sid R
Ogden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lived in Burbank in the 60's & early 70's, Bob's was a staple of our going out to eat. Loved the eat in your car option back then. been back a few times in the past few years, still a great place to eat. Famous for their Big Boy Double Burger, but go for the Chili Spaghetti Size, you won't... More 

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

Whether you're ordering a burger or a plate of chili spaghetti, it's awesome to know that your meals at our place are always a hit! It sounds like you've made some great memories with us over the years, and we look forward to having you back next time for some more classic eats. 'Til then! Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to live in Burbank in 2010, and we'd used to go there almost every night for dinner. They had good prices, and really good food. They're customer service is great! I went back recently, and I realized that the prices to almost everything on the menu had went up. They still have great tasting food, really good service,... More 

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

We do our best to keep our prices as low as possible, but as with the times, some of our menu prices have shifted in accordance with the price of ingredients and ever escalating Minimum Wage laws in California. I hope this didn't cause too much of an issue for you, Madison. That being said, I'm glad you still enjoyed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You go to Bob's for cheap fun...great old cars and lots of nostalgia...stick to the burger and fries and bring a smile.

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

It's awesome to know that you always have a smile on your face when you're here at our place, Charles! We'll see you back next time for another burger and bite of nostalgia. Cheers, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to see it's still in business however the food's only average and service was slow. My Original Hamburger was only lukewarm when it got to me and I was sitting at the counter. There are better and cheaper places for hamburgers in the area.

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

We do our best to provide our guests with the best food and service possible, so I'm sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed by your most recent meal with us, Gary. We're usually well-known for our friendly service and hot, tasty meals, so I'm worried that you may have simply caught us on an off day. So, I hope... More 

Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you remember the sit com "Happy Days" and have a hankering to actually feel like you on the set of the movie "Grease", then this is the place to eat at. The vibe is very friendly, the service is attentive and fast. The food portions are very generous. I dare you to finish an entire burger and side salad... More 

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

One of the things that I love most about our place is our classic atmosphere, so it's awesome to know that you loved it too, Kathleen! I'm glad you can always count on us for good food and good times, and we'll see you back soon for another burger and milkshake! 'Til then, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love the Big Boy Combo. Great burger, fries and a salad with my favorite Blue Cheese dressing. The secret sauce in the burgers make it.

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Thank 205pamj
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

You can't go wrong with the big boy combo! I'm glad it always hits the spot and hope to have you back for some more special sauce soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sit at the counter in this old fashioned LA standby and order a juicy burger and fries. Memorabilia on the walls and an eclectic bunch of people. Friendly and low prices. Used to have drive in service with car hops. Not sure if they still do. I know that some weekends they have antique cars there to show off!

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Thank Melissa222014
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Our car shows are held every Friday night, and we still offer car-hop service on Saturday and Sunday evenings! It's awesome to know that you've enjoyed the nostalgia of our place, Melissa, and I hope to see you back soon at one of our weekend events! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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89 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This classic diner is a fun LA stop. Food was great, service was excellent. If you're not counting calories it's a great stop!

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1 Thank herd_of_5
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for making a stop at our place while traveling through LA! It's awesome to know that you enjoyed our eats and atmosphere, and I hope to have you back again next time you're in the area. Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

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