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Hobee's Restaurant

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4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
+1 650-856-6124
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7:00 am - 2:30 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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Palo Alto, California
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391 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son, DIL and 2 kids here for brunch. The small Chinese Loren were given a fruit plate that is made to be a smilie face (cantaloupe, strawberries, banana slices, whipped cream). They loved it. The son and wife had breakfast that they loved. I had my favorite of 7 veggie medley with brown rice! Yum....and healthy. Good place... More 

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Thank Marcia K
Seattle
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Hobee's because it was a favorite when I was in college,and it didn't disappoint. Maybe even better! The Stanford Cardinal Omelet was wonderful. The blueberry coffeecake was as mouthwatering as ever!

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Thank Beth B
Terlingua, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an easy to miss restaurant but consistently good food and comfortable atmosphere. The wine list could be improved but that's a minor detail

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Thank BoathouseTerlingua
Washington state
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

I lived in this area in the 80s and Hobee's was always a favorite. On a recent visit, I was please to discover that it still has the same charm and wonderful food as always. While my diet has changed drastically (gluten free now), I was still able to enjoy a delicious breakfast and drink their wonderful tea. My family... More 

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Thank Windy327
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wendy, so glad Hobee's remains a favorite! Thanks for your visit. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Treated to a wonderful breakfast at Hobee's in Palo Alto. First in at 0700 on the coldest day Palo Alto has seen this year and treated to great warm service and a hot breakfast and coffee. You gotta try the blueberry coffee cake!!We will be back.

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Thank Pyranhadoc
Palm Desert, California
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339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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 

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Thank Marty911
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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 

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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 November 5, 2016 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.

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Thank Debbie A
Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

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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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31 reviews
18 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.

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Thank uesnna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?