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Bob's Big Boy

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American, Diner
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4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
+1 818-843-9334
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Growing up in San Diego, my husband and I went to Bob's often and were so sad when it closed. When we saw this restaurant after taking the Warner Brothers tour we were very excited! Our teenage kids had never been to a Bob's so it was great fun to take them. They still talk about how full they were... More 

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Thank Jennifer V
Burbank, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for the whole family especially on Friday late afternoon/evening when locals come out with their classic cars, trucks and motorcycles which can be seen in the parking lot. Lots of different hamburgers, fries and shakes as well as salads and fried chicken. Portions are large. Service is good but you have to be patient during busy times.

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Thank Tchochki
Burbank
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is old school diner like and for many brings back childhood memories. Friday night all the car collectors come with interesting and/or old classic vehicles. It is great people watching .

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Thank Kathy W
York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old style American diner type restaurant specialising in burgers but does other really great food. We all opted for various hot sandwiches - turkey, tuna, chicken and beef. All were good and portions huge - don't order a starter unless you are REALLY HUNGRY!

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

The last thing we want is for a guest to leave here hungry, so I'm glad the hot sandwiches could really fill you up! It's always great to see when a guest enjoys their meal, and I hope to have you back for another one soon. 'Til next time, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Thatcher, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after a long day of sight-seeing and were not disappointed. We were seated quickly and drink orders were taken a few minutes later. Our waitress, Grissett, was friendly and efficient. We ordered burgers that came with soup and salads. The soups and salads came out within a couple minutes and a few minutes later our burgers came... More 

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

After a long day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than a tasty burger and a cold soda! I'm glad we got to be part of your tour around Burbank. Come see us again next time you're in the area! 'Til next time, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

missoula
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun to see, historically preserved burger joint. Staff were dressed in 50/60's period uniforms, and good service. Short wait for our large group (w/ kids). Good burgers and portions, all reasonable prices. Made it a destination on our trip, and I'm glad.

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

Thanks for making a stop at our place during your California vacation! It's awesome to see that you enjoyed our old-school vibe, and I'm glad your burger hit the spot, too. Hope to have you back next time you're passing through the area! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Firenze
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently returned to California after more than 35 years. On my last trip there I was 6 years old and one of my few random memories was eating at Big Boy and my family buying me one of the piggy banks. So imagine my surprise when I walked in and you can still get those banks! And they still... More 

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

That old-school vibe is one of the things that I love most about our place, so it's awesome to know that you loved it too, Florence! I can't believe you still remembered our place after 35 years but am glad your burger tasted just as good as you remembered! Thanks for stopping by. We look forward to having you back... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, just like the old days. Not a long wait and our waitress was wonderful! Located in a safe neighborhood - an easy walk from our hotel.

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

Not much has changed around here over the years, so it's awesome to know that your most recent meal with us was just as good as the ones you've had in the past, Brent! Thanks for stopping by. Don't wait too long to come see us again! 'Til next time, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Canton, Texas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go back to Burbank I have to go to Bob's! It looks exactly as it did when I was a teen. Orange boothes and the counter stand. The food is the same quality. The portions are generous. Who else orders French fries with Bob's Blue Cheese dressing? Yumm!! I heard they are closing soon :( So if you... More 

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Thank Liljc41
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

So much nostalgia lives within our four walls, and I'm glad our place has such special memories for you! It's great to know that you can always count on us for a fun time and tasty meal. We'll see you back soon! PS We have no intentions of closing anytime in the future. You might have us confused with the... More 

Malmö
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After have read all the great reviews here at TripAdvisor, I took my family to this restaurant. Easy to park. The staff was nice and friendly. We decided to take their most famous dish: Bob's Famous Chili Spaghetti and also the Pulled Pork classic. When I got my food....it looked like someone had been sick. See for yourself on the... More 

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

The last thing I want is for a guest to leave here unhappy, and I apologize if that was the case. As you noted, the chili spaghetti is usually one of our most popular dishes, so I'm disappointed to know that it wasn't a hit for you. We know that every guest has different taste preferences which is why we... 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, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4211 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
  • 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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