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American, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

We are never disappointed! Every vacation we make sure to stop at hob non. Always great food and service.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

We had visited the Hobnob before and enjoyed the food and service. But today it was terrible. Today be brought our family for the first time. When our food was brought out it was set and left on a vacant table next to ours. I...had to ask the waitress to bring it to our table. Our daughter found a long hair in her ham and cheese sandwich. I told the waitress who said "oh", picked it up and took it back to the kitchen and did not return. Our daughter never received a replacement or an apology. Later I saw the cook come out of the kitchen, long brunette hair, no hair net or any head covering for that matter. Now I know where the hair came from in the ham and cheese. One positive, when I received the bill the ham and cheese sandwich was not on it. Sarasota has too many fine restaurants so I dont plan on going back to the Hobnob.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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