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“The Hob Nob a must for us!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant

Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant
Ranked #163 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kingston
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Hob Nob a must for us!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We "discovered" The Hob Nob a few years ago when we started visiting Siesta Key twice a year. Just back from 2 weeks down there and squeezed in 3 Hob Nob visits! Some day we'll try other things on the menu but we both enjoy the burgers and keep forgetting to "branch out". The rings are great--try the horseradish dipping sauce. The fries are okay--fresh cut fries would be more authentic! The shakes are marvellous--but do mention if you want no marachino cherry topping a blast of whipped cream on top. Or have your burger with a beer. Yes, your forearms may stick a little to the picnic table tops (not because they aren't wiped down; more likely because the heat/humidity does a number on the varathane layer). The service is always great--attentive, friendly, unhurried and yet speedy. (They remember from one visit to the next my partner's like of malt vinegar for the fries and "automatically" bring it to the table.) I just read through some reviews where one or two people had concerns about the neighbourhood. We two middle-aged women have never felt unsafe during daylight, early evening, dusk. No, I can't say that it's the place I'd head to after dark--but I can't think of any roadside, open-air burger joints at a busy intersection I'd head to after dark. Go to The Hob Nob. Be happy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The best hamburger in Sarasota-Manatee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Been going here 22 years +/-. Nothing comes close to a Hob Nob burger and onion rings. Cannot be beat. Lake going back to the 50's. The view is looking at Highway 301 (Washington Boulevard) and watching all the cars and trucks going by.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wirggley's dad
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South Florida, Florida
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419 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Eating Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Hob Nob is a character place that is one of those "must do" eating experiences in this city of restaurants. Basically an outdoor restaurant (with a big canopy for those infrequent rainy days) that definitely has the look of a 60's spot with the waitresses on roller skates (which it, indeed, was). Burger platters rule the day here, but all sandwiches are hearty and good value. I could not resist having a shake (my first in over 20 years) and selected the special - chocolate/peanut butter. Sounds crazy, but it was a great accompaniement to the burger, fries, cole slaw and onion rings feast. Brought my grandson who loved the outdoor funk. Servers are all friendly and chatty and make you feel like a life-long customer. Go. Eat. Have fun.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DocSkier
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florida
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fabulous burgers, insane shakes, wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Old fashion eat on picnic tables or at the counter, open air fabulous burgers, insane old fashion shakes extended menu but great fast and friendly service!

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Thank Bklynli
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good and Fast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

If your in Sarasota and looking for a quick but good lunch, I suggest Hob Nob Drive in Restaurant. My cornbeef sandwitch was great and it took no time to get it. They have handmade shakes and Ice cream. You eat outside seating with a cover to keep the enviroment off or your head. You also can get your meal to go. You can bring your anamial and also smoke. The price is right and the food is good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Captaingene
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