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“If you love burgers ...go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bob's Big Boy

Bob's Big Boy
Ranked #2 of 421 Restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our burgers are six ounces of fresh ground beef served on a grilled bun with French Fries. The "Big Boy" is our original double-decker hamburger. It's two all-beef patties on our grilled sesame seed bun with crisp shredded lettuce, American cheese, dressing, and special relish.Come into Bob’s Big Boy for a scrumptious burger & fries or a refreshingly delicious milkshake. And you can get breakfast from us anytime of the day!
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“If you love burgers ...go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

This one of the best places to eat a burger .. it's a landmark since the 30 's ... the atmosphere is awesome, the service is great, the staff is really nice and helpfull. ..there are much foto opps too, the sign outside is worth som shots too ... you must see this place if you get the chance ... really close too Universal Studio's .. so why not top your fun day of with a great burger ... :)

  • Visited July 2013
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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thanks for your very kind recommendation! Burgers are what we do best, and I couldn't be happier to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed ours. Many people often leave with loads of photos with the Big Boy, and of the classic cars we have here on Friday nights. I hope you can make it back to see us again some time. Thanks again for the great review!

Take care,

Mike Lopez, General Manager
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“Nostalgic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We met family for dinner on Monday night (~6pm). The restaurant was crowded, but there were tables available.

Service was friendly and quick. Our orders were accurate, even the very special ones. Most of us had the Big Boy (double decker burger with club bun). We also had rich, creamy chocolate shakes - they come in small, kids' size too!

It's a great trip down "notalgia lane". If you go on Friday night, Bob's hosts a car show - mostly classics, but some new and hi-performance stuff, too. Good luck getting a parking space! Parking in the surrounding neighborhood is your best bet.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JandB_Phoenix
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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Seeing families join us for a nostalgic meal together is one of our favorite things! Thank you for coming by, and for letting us know what you thought. Fridays are definitely a bustling time for us, but it's worth finding a spot just to enjoy a burger while checking out all the classic cars, isn't it? Thanks for the awesome feedback, and I hope you come back to see us again some time!

Best,

Mike Lopez, General Manager
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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“Our group was thrilled to find a Big Boy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We used to have Big Boy's on the east coast (often called Abdow's), but they have been gone for years. After finishing a studio tour, our guide gave us a list of local restaurants. When my wife saw Big Boy, she knew we had to go. Nobody was disappointed. They had the favorites people remembered (burgers, strawberry pie, brownie ice cream cake). Everyone was very happy. The service was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
We're a proud part of the Burbank landscape, and as the oldest standing Bob's Big Boy in the country, it was our pleasure to provide a trip down memory lane for you. It sounds like everyone made some great choices, and I appreciate you letting us know that you loved every bit of it. Stop by again if you ever find yourself back on this side of the country. We definitely look forward to it!

Take care,

Mike Lopez, General Manager
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Bristol, pennsylvania
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“Another go-to place for good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the first Bob's ever built and was frequented by Bob Hope. The food is good. There isn't a bad choice on the menu. Of course the double decker burger is a great choice. Burgers are fresh and huge! Patio seating is nice if you like to people watch. If you can't wait to be seated they have counter seating. Service is good also.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Aimee_Randy09
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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
We're actually the longest standing Bob's Big Boy left in the country, Aimee! I'm glad you love the food here, with a side of people watching. That never gets old around here, does it? We'll be happy to see you back for a classic burger any time. Thanks for making us a go-to spot, and for writing a great review!

Best,

Mike Lopez, General Manager
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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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“Great burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Definitely a tourist landmark. This place is a throwback to the 50's. Great service and great burgers. We went here for lunch and had to wait maybe 5 minutes but it was worth the wait!

Visited July 2013
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Philip M, Franchisor at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
We're proud to be such a landmark that both visitors and locals love to frequent. Thanks for letting us know that you're one of them. I hope you'll make it back to this side of the country again soon. We'll be ready with more great food and service.

Take care,

Mike Lopez, General Manager
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