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Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They make their own cocktail sauce and it's on the spicy side they way I like it. Shrimp Basket was great. Recommended lunch spot for drive in food.

Thank Cory B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic burgers, dogs, and milkshake place (open for breakfast and lunch). All seating is outdoors but covered. We never make a trip to Sarasota without stopping here. We love the drive-in vibe, and the food and service are great. Of course, the menu is broader than I indicated above, but you get the idea. Have fun, and... More 

Thank Chris H
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This great place is just abundant with nostalgia. If you ever had fuzzy dice on your rear view, or maybe drove a Harley when younger, this will bring back good memories. If you are a younger person, skip the drive thru window places for a day and try it. As a Sarasota native, I've stopped here countless times and rarely... More 

Thank Daryl111
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Take a step back in time... This classic open air diner serves burgers, dogs, sandwiches, and handmade shakes with Edys ice cream. The fries are extra crispy and the person I was with said "these onion rings are rated top 3 best onion rings on the planet". Great place to bring the kids or a perfect first date... <hint hint>... More 

Thank u2lemon78
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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?