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Hobee's Restaurant

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4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
+1 650-856-6124
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Palm Desert, California
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542 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in Palo Alto on business and close to my hotel was Hobee's. I went to a relaxed lunch, and had a comfortable time. Hobee's is not a fast food place - which is exactly why I went. I wanted some genuine food and service. They have a limited wine list but some decent California wines on it. Staff... More 

Thank Marty911
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hobee's is a breath of fresh air in uptight Palo Alto. It hearkens back to the 1970's when the whole vibe in Palo Alto was decidedly different. The menu includes old time favorites - like the surfer smoothie and the tofu scrambler as well as seasonal and daily specials. We used to frequent the location in Town and Country but... More 

Thank Rob B
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here while in town for a football game. Great atmosphere and food was delicious. Very unique and wide variety of choices on the menu. We'll definitely come back when we're in town again.

Thank Debbie A
Vineland, New Jersey
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181 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I were staying next door at the Hilton Garden Lunch. Decided to go for a stroll and find a lunch spot. We had a nice lunch. I had the Aztec Burger with black bean chili on the side. Husband had the Los Altos quesadilla. Both entrees were good, server Mario was attentive but not intrusive. I do not... More 

Thank jennygirl57
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Jenny, thanks very much for your kind words. I especially appreciate the distinction you made about Hobee's not being a typical chain. It's definitely not a cookie cutter operation. Though they share the same menu, each of our Silicon Valley locations is unique. Thanks again for posting a review! More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Noisy on a Sunday morning. I liked the vibe. I guess I didn't read the fine print that explains that turkey bacon is used. I wondered why those little strips looked so weird in my omelet.I want more topping to cake ratio on that banana caramel coffee cake. all was fine,but not fabulous.

Thank uesnna
Atherton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I've been there three times recently with my son and my wife. They have two entrees on the menu which are suitable for Vegans: Black Bean Chili and the Fiesta Tamale Pie (hold the Sour Cream for Vegans). They are both delicious! and plentiful. We take half of each dish home for later.

Thank Cres C
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! A few clarifications: The Fiesta Tamale Pie is actually not vegan-friendly as it contains eggs and cheese. The black bean chili should also be ordered without queso fresco (in addition to the sour cream you mentioned) to keep it vegan. Finally, vegans also love our soup and salad bar and seven vegetable medley. Thank you... More 

Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place really does have the best breakfast in town! Check out their homemade blueberry coffeecake - awesome!

Thank PeterT96815
Des Moines, Iowa
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211 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Hobies is a Palo Alto institution and I was so sad to find that the one in Town and Country had closed. This one near Arastradero is alive and well. They were even offering another type of coffee cake, banana toffee as an alternative to the amazing blueberry standard when we were there. Four of us met for breakfast. I... More 

Thank IowaMum
Los Angeles, California
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I went to Hobee"s because it was next door to the hotel that I was staying. I was disappointed. I ordered a stir-fry with chicken, with coconut rice, pineapple and mango salsa. It sounded very good from the description. However, the taste was disappointing. The rice tasted bland, the chicken was tough and inedible and the overall taste was not... More 

Thank travelmaven_7
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so sorry the Hawaiian Bowl was a disappointment! It has been a very popular summer special. I will be sure to review the recipe with our night crew and ensure that the quality and portioning meet our standards of excellence. (This should be a very flavorful dish.) Thank you for taking the time to write. Please drop me a... More 

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226 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is one of our usual stops when visiting Palo Alto. This year our visit was as nice as years before. We'll keep it on our list.

Thank Charles S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-856-6124

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?