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Bob's Big Boy

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American, Diner
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4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
+1 818-843-9334
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience and meal at this famous restaurant! It was vintage and full of life as customers flooded in.

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Thank Rubie C
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Rubie! We LOVE our vibe, full of happy patrons and delicious diner eats. Hope to see you again very soon for another amazing throwback meal! -Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Beaumont, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing this listed as #2 in Burbank, we gave it a go. Ordered the deluxe Big Boy combo and the country fried steak from the breakfast menu. Everything was frozen. Everything. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, especially when there are other decent diners a short drive away.

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Thank Kristin C
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Kristin. I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your food with us. I'd like you to know that we prepare everything to order, and that our dishes are much loved. And our burger meat is not frozen. We're very proud of our throwback atmosphere, which has remained the same since 1947. We appreciate your feedback.... More 

Redwood City, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Bob's Big Boy after a WB Studio Tour. A 10 minute wait wasn't bad at lunch time. The food came quickly (daughter had a bacon cheeseburger, I had a Philly cheesesteak). Wait staff was kind & attentive. We would certainly stop by again.

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Thank mad4mky
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! It's awesome that we got to be a part of your memories from a fun day out. Glad that we were able to serve up our classic eats fairly quickly for you and your daughter. Hope you stop by if you're in the area again! -Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Weidman, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and plenty, I had patty melt and came with FF an soup. I had ice tea that get refilled 4 times. Don't come here if you don't unless your real hungry.

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Thank needham1114
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! So glad we were able to offer you your fave tasty throwback eats. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Virginia Beach
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here twice and don't see what all the hype is about. It's a neat nostalgic setting but the food is pretty average. So I guess if your looking for the atmosphere of a throwback restaurant of days gone by or it's just something to get off your bucket list go for it but there are a lot... More 

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Thank rwagz
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us! We've been the same Bob's since 1947, and we like to think that's pretty downright special. :) It's all the about price-value equation. Hope you come join us for Classic Car Night some Friday! Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I grew up going to Big Boy, but there are none where I live now. The menu reminded me of going. Food was decent and service was good. They were packed in the restaurant for the evening.

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Thank Jenn G
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Aw, we're sorry you're no where near us, Jenn. Maybe on a visit soon you can relive some childhood memories -- we'll supple the burgers and shakes! Hope to see you around. .:) Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Burbank, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We eat here a lot the food is very good and the staff are very helpfull and friendly, they are also great with our service dog, provide water for him as soon as we get in there. Give it a try you will love it. 🤗 Jasmin

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Thank Jasmin C
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Jasmin! So glad that you and your pup join us -- we love having you. We'll have the same delish diner faves for you, for years to come. :) Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Everytime we come to LA, we HAVE to eat here! The burgers, the fries, the salads, and the seasoning salt.......so good! I crave their thousand island dressing and their season salt. I buy a new bottle of it at each annual visit. It's a historical site, and it feels like a blast from the past...from a simpler, less commercialized time.

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Thank laceyfacey
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

So glad that we're an "LA must" for you, Lacey! We love being a blast from the past, and we hope that you come see us for many years to come. :) Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The burger was good. They have a good variety of other items on the menu. It's set up 50's style and is usually really busy. It would remind you of a Waffle House but not quite as dirty and a little bigger. Food was priced a little high but not too bad.

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Thank kp1128
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We love being a trip back in time, with delicious eats. Hope you come back to see us again soon. If you stop in on a Friday, you'll experience classic car night! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

Pinehurst, North Carolina
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Bob's is like taking a step back in time to the 1950's. They have been making burgers for many years and they do it well. You can't help but to walk by while strolling on Riverside Drive. They make old-fashioned burgers and fries, but they don't stop there. They have many choices, including salads, breakfast, fish and chips, etc. My... More 

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Thank SurfWriter1
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this review

We love taking our guests back in time, and we always will! Glad you love our burger and beef dip selections. Hope to see you back soon for a milkshake or Chocolate Coke. :) Take care, Mike Lopez, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-843-9334
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?