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Bob's Big Boy
Hamburger Restaurant$$
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4211 W Riverside Dr Burbank, CA 91505
4211 West Riverside DriveUSCaliforniaBurbank91505
$$Hamburger Restaurant, Diner
Hamburger Restaurant
American Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Historical Landmark
Fast Food Restaurant
Today Open 24 hours
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This Bob's Big Boy restaurant was built in 1949 by local residents Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert, and is the oldest remaining BOB'S BIG BOY in America.
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Chain of family-friendly diners serving breakfast, burgers & other American comfort food.- Google
"Try the big boy."
"Best root beer float ever!"
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Michael Weissman
a month ago
Bob's big boy! The biggest! This place only existed in one rest stop (Delaware) on the east coast growing up and was recently shut down (though the rest stop kept the big boy statue as a memorial). So imagine my happiness to come here now! This location is great. The fries and the big boy seasoning is a late night craving, and the rest of the food is exactly as you think it should be. It's Bob's big boy! Come late, enjoy a hamburger snack and shake and have a great time! The staff here rarely use a waiters pad to write down orders and her hardly ever forget anything!
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Michael, imagine my happiness when I read this review! Thrilled you enjoyed a burger and fries with us. See you soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager
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Rodney S
3 months ago
I haven't dined at a Bob's Big Boy in years. My mom & I had time to kill before attending "The Ellen Degeneres Show" at the Warner Bros. lot, so we decided to hoof it to the nearest Starbucks. Lo & behold, there's BBB right next to it. We dropped 75 cents for 2 LA Times (admit it - you get more than 1) and we were seated promptly. The atmosphere is just as I remembered. The ubiquitious Big Boy dolls & other memorabilia displayed proudly around the dining area. We opted for their signature omelette with choice of ingredients, choice of potatoes & choice of bread, along with a bottomless coffee. The servings were more than adequate and I don't know if it was the cold weather or not, but the coffee really hit the spot. Our refills can account for that. Didn't have the Big Boy burger this time, but perhaps next time. Dining here was a great way to pass the time, enjoying breakfast & sharing a meal. I'd much rather go to BBB than a Denny's or Coco's. Open 24hrs! NomNomNom
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
So glad to hear you joined us before seeing Ellen, Rodney, and that your dishes hit the spot! We'd love to welcome you back again soon, and hope to earn those final two stars next time. I know we can do it! All the best, Mike Lopez, General Manager
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Todd Lavachek
6 months ago
Friends and Family drove from Santa Clarita with their Escalade to this location in Burbank to celebrate and enjoy the evening. Upon leaving the restaurant their Escalade was broken into and their third row seat was stolen and their sons clothes and school supplies taken as well. Burbank PD mentioned that they requested from the restaurant to install cameras outside for security purposes for the customers and the restaurant itself. Family had to drive back with kids sitting on top of each other and quite disappointed that all they get is a sign saying the restaurant is not responsible of cars being stolen or items in car "paraphrased." This historic iconic restaurant needs to improve it security for all patrons that visit there astonishment. These wonderful people work hard for what they do and now will have to work even harder to get that third row back into their vehicle. Yes there is insurance and yes there are deductibles but nonetheless the memories will live on. For those of you who wish to visit this establishment, by all means enjoy yourself but please be extra diligent on observing your vehicle and making sure that your vehicle is safely parked in a well lit area if this happens to be at night or anytime for that matter. Since the management and possibly the owner has chosen to negate the request of the Burbank Police Department that in itself is quite disappointing. These people have a lot of connections on their Facebook and it will get out to hundreds if not thousands of others and I hope the restaurant will take note and rectify the situation so that others will not have to go through this experience.
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Jose Amaral Jr
5 months ago
Really like coming here on Fridays when they have the parking lot full of old classic cars. There is always something nice to see and many unique cars. As far as the service you get treated like you are part of the family. The servers do remember you from previous times you have visited and make you feel at home. There is a lot of memorabilia inside in particular one both where the Beatles sat when they first visited LA. Depending on the day and time you stop by be ready to have a little bit of a wait but not too crazy of a long time. Always a nice place to stop by and enjoy a meal
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Well we really like having you here on Fridays, Jose. Hope you stop by again soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager
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John Houser
2 months ago
Kitsch atmosphere with lots of good people watching. You'll see lots of Hollywood pretty people here because of the studios. Great greasy spoon diner in the heart of Burbank. Filling burgers and there's cherry coke. And they don't skimp on the syrup either! Yum!
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Kitsch, cherry coke, and cheeseburgers are what it's all about! Glad you dig it, John. See you again soon, Mike Lopez, General Manager
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2 months ago
had a great time. our server was fantastic and he never forgot any additional requests. we didn't have to wait long to be seated down for a party of 9.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Happy to hear you had a great time, Silvia. Thanks for the fantastic review. -Mike Lopez, General Manager
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Jordan Slezak
8 months ago
Good food and awesome cars on Friday nights. Whenever I have a free Friday night, I like to stop at Bob's Big Boy to enjoy my usual Veggie Melt sandwich with a Cherry Coke and then walk around after dinner looking at the old classic cars in the parking lot. What more can a guy want, right? Parking is tough on Friday nights, but all other nights are much easier. I have also stopped in on less crazy days to do breakfast or lunch, but more for lunch... because as a non meat eater I have less options on their breakfast menu. (I wish they had some vegan options at least, but I know they have been known for their BURGERS well over 50 years.) If you like ice cream as much as me... you will love their ice cream shakes (Vanilla!) or the full sundae is pretty awesome too.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Too nice of you, Jordan! Thanks so much for the review. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Mike Lopez, General Manager
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ross norton
a year ago
Great place to go for a good burger and milkshake. I came here after a nice long hike and the food tasted just perfect. The staff is a inattentive, which is fine for a long lunch. If anything check it out for the Austin Powers reference.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Ah yes, Dr. Evil was a big fan of Bob's Big Boy. His secret lair may or may not be under our store as we speak. Thanks a lot for coming in for lunch and leaving us a recommendation, Ross. We really appreciate it. I'm happy to hear your food was so good. If you ever do need anything during your meal, please feel free to call over anyone on our team. We'll be happy to get you what you need. Until next time, Mike Lopez, General Manager


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