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Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1701 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 34234-7524
(941) 955-5001
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You will be hard-pressed to find a harder-working staff and any other casual eatery than this. This is the kind of joint where they call you "hon" or "sweetheart" and it is so endearing. I've been coming here off and on for many years -- not often -- but just when the craving hits me. While they have a surprisingly... More 

Thank srqkwf
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best burger I've had seen my mama used to make me. Delicious. Fast quick service. My hubby had a slaw dog. We split french fries and fried mushrooms. They were awesome as well. It had been quite some time since I had been there. I forget how good it was

Thank Debbie M
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Hob Nob today. As always the burgers are great and so was the fried cod sandwich. The fries are previously frozen but they are fried to perfection and taste great. We sat near the road and even though it was a little loud due to the traffic, it was fun to watch. As always the wait... More 

Thank Janet D
Rockledge, Florida
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best burger I have ever had, but it was pretty good. Food was quick even though the place was busy.

Thank christinebL3824IW
Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Easy to find location, right on the side of 301, plenty of parking steps from the tables. Ladies at Hob Nob always fun, greeted with smile. Drinks fast on the table and kept coming. Great service. Locals in the place all the time, some very colorful, all enjoying something from the menu, good to see. Food is great, various foods... More 

Thank Gary G
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

In my 40 plus years, most of those living in Sarasota, I had never eaten here. I was a little hesitant when my friend suggested we go there but I'm glad I did. I couldn't decide what to try...a hot dog, burger, chicken fingers, shrimp basket, or the BLT. I went with the BLT. It was fresh and tasted good... More 

Thank 2sisters07
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

When this burger stand opened in the mid-fifties Rt.301 at 17th was no doubt a forest. Today you dine among loud car and truck traffic, but no matter: The Hob Nob reigns supreme in the "we're kinda frumpy and worn around the edges but you won't regret dining here" category. If you were born before 1960, you'll remember how great... More 

2 Thank deasel2016
Sarasota, Florida
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The food here was great, and plentiful! My only problem here is that as a food safety concerned person you are out of luck! We had to push our way thru hanging plastic curtains that covered the doorways and were nasty, even though the rest of the restaurant was open air, just to get inside. There was nowhere to wash... More 

Thank SuncoastTravelers
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

If it is a sunny afternoon and you are in Sarasota, a trip to the Hob Nob Drive-in is a must. The burgers are cooked to perfection on a flat top, all of the toppings are super fresh. I recommend getting a fried egg put on top of your burger. The chili dogs are so loaded that you have to... More 

Thank Edward G
Superior, Wisconsin
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373 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch with a friend while spending two hours in Sarasota. We both had the fish and chips, which was a large portion of greasy (but good) food. Great drive-in atmosphere.

Thank Barry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 34234-7524
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 955-5001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?