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Opened in 1957. Casual open air dining. 1950's motif; black and white tiles. American style food with burgers, hot dogs and handmade milkshakes.
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

Opened in 1957, family owned and still going strong. We went for lunch for the first time. Excellent service (thank you Amanda!), tried the hobnob burgers with bacon, served with fries and choice of onion rings. Burgers were perfect, buns were fresh, french fries and...the batter dipped onion rings were top shelf. Food is served in paper baskets, seating is outside with family style benches and 2 tops throughout. Definitely a locals hang out, so you know it is great.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

This place has been here a long time. Great old style diner. Hamburgers and fries are good. Great draft beer variety.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2021 via mobile

Stopped by while in town visiting a friend and family and enjoyed it! I had the Bacon cheeseburger, and substituted the fries with onion rings for only $1 more. The burger itself was delicious. Several strips if thick cut bacon. Burger was of decent size...and tasty. My only negative was that there were way too many onions on it, but that's easily fixed. The onion rings were hot, and not at all greasy. Just the right amount of breading on them, and served with a dipping sauce. If in the area again, I would definitely stop in again!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

We went there for lunch mainly because we were passing by and saw they had outdoor seating. My dad got a burger and I got a cheddar cheese grill cheese sandwich. The food was good, reasonably price and the service was good.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 5, 2021 via mobile

The cheese burger was good. The onion rings were soggy and dripping with grease. The service, there was none. Friends say they have eaten there and it was good. So for me it's never again.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 18, 2021

We went there at 7:50 pm all the lights were on and other customers were there eating the girl behind the counter said “we just closed”. That’s a strange time to be closing we looked online before we went and it says they are open...until 9:00pm. I don’t want to eat at a place that doesn’t want my business anywayMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021 via mobile

First timers! Have been in the area for a month and driven by multiple times, but today we stopped! Quick & helpful service, ordered 2 cheeseburger baskets, one fries one onion rings. Cole slaw is a nice accompaniment & tasty. Food came quickly. Burgers were...good sized & hot with all the fixings we wanted. Fries were good, rings as well. Seems reasonably priced for area. Fun to dine in open air surrounded by history of the place. Recommend a stop here.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

I eat at this establishment all the time! Usually get the Tuna melt which is over stuffed and very tasty ! Changed it up and got the Pattie melt . Quite flavorless but the most disturbing was the size of the "pattie." (photo below) I...realize the last 6-8 months have been tough on everyone but please! Don't slack off on the menu to try and save a few pennies. IT WON"T WORK.The Hob Nob is an Icon in Sarasota!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

The cheeseburger and fries with slaw were good at the counter of the open air establishment that is a True drive In.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

We were at a local shop and asked where to eat and this was the answer, quickly and confident. You can't go wrong at the Hob Nob. That is an extremely accurate statement. The dogs, and fries and everything on the menu is tasty enough...to eat enough to clog your arteries! I highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Interesting spot in Sarasota, clearly for locals. This drive up has really good burgers and ok fries (crinkle cut). Cool vibe.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020

Breakfast here also, was great. Omlette with Ham & Cheese was fluffy and buttery tasting. Home fries were cooked perfectly, however, I like onions in mine, will have to add them , next time. Ate at counter. As you know this is directly off the...road, and open building, so traffic noise is always there and expected. Server was great. This is not the best place for Coffee. Even with virus layout, we felt safe. Area was clean and counters and tables disinfected. Look for specials. Burgers and fries look like a popular dish with others, also.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 25, 2020

Ordered cheese burger and fries ice tea. Came out quick. When I took my first bite noticed the bun was almost rock hard. Appeared to be toasted on the edges. A guy over a table called the waitress over and handed her the bun from...the burger. She took back to the kitchen. Then another table complained about the his burger bun. Couldn't believe they where serving old stale buns that had been microwaved and toasted then served. I paid and left.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 29, 2020 via mobile

What happened to one of our favorite drop in restaurant? Went from wonderful to terrible. Left feeling very disappointed & definitely broke. Prices are that of a nice restaurant. Will not be going back. 😢

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Thanks to Robin! Its refreshing to see someone with a personality engage with her customers and have fun! Love sitting outside. Always see the place busy and decided to try it. It is very close to where I'm staying so it is a good quick...burger or shake (I'll try next time). I'll try something else the next time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant offers takeout services.

Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4