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Hobee's Restaurant

4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
+1 650-856-6124
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“coffee cake” (34 reviews)
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely experience from start to finish! Many breakfast and lunch choices, and everything we tried was delicious! I had a St. Patrick’s Day special, the Celtic Benedict, which was outstanding! Loved the huge portion of peach coffee cake, though I wish the...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you so much for the enthusiastic review! We always have a bit of extra fun on St. Paddy's Day!

Reviewed 6 March 2018

This used to be an institution as a place to meet for breakfast or lunch. It's part of the Silicon Valley culture. But on a recent visit after many years of not going, we tried it for a birthday brunch. Needless to say we won't...More

Thank PlanItPlanet
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

My sincere apologies for an experience that clearly did not meet expectations. I would be so appreciative if you could fill in some specifics (time and date of visit, description of server and further examples of how well fell short). Send comments to efike@hobees.com Again,...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Huge menu of tempting options! Their hashbrowns with onions and melted cheese is delicious! The decor and service are just fine; ample parking on the side and in back. Location is good. Prices are right. What else might one want?

Thank Trup
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks very much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 23 February 2018

My wife and I travel to the Bay Area twice a year and have our 'rituals.' One of them is to dine at Hobee's. We've done so twice on this last trip and am very happy to report that we are still impressed with their...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Enjoyed breakfast every morning during my week-long training event. LOVED the house tea. Enjoyed eggs, pancakes, and especially the delicious blueberry coffee cake. Would highly recommend this spot.

Thank ashleyhutto
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you very much, Ashley. So glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 26 January 2018

After frequenting another restaurant nearby, we tried Hobee’s upon the recommendation of our son and daughter-in-law; our visit here did not disappoint. The greatest challenge is the menu: so many choices...the chorizo scramble was perfect and, yes, the coffee cake was delicious and HUGE. Contrary...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Carries the name well. A smaller a bit worn down version. Food good as always. A bit grumpy staff when we wnated to change tbale but it was more her having a bad day. We will come back. Food good as alwaysMore

Thank LG4KL
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed the food, but disappointed to hear about the "grumpy" service. Thanks for allowing her a "bad day". The crew is usually pretty upbeat. I'm confident that you will find that to be the case during your next visit. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Seems to be an institution here in Palo Alto as it was absolutely packed for Sunday breakfast / brunch -- there were 20+ people outside waiting, which actually was a nice fun atmosphere as there was free coffee, and everyone chatting happily waiting for a...More

Thank Mode John R
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

John: Thanks for the wonderful - and thorough - review! You definitely experienced Hobee's at its busiest this weekend. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service! Regards, Edward Fike

Reviewed 14 October 2017

I ordered clam chowder which came out Luke warm. I had the salad bar which had lots of options. I liked that. Bigger salad plates would be make it easier to put everything on it that you want. My friend had a hamburger which she...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

After nearly fifty years it's unsurprising if this restaurant knows what is doing but it's such a delight to see the look of pleasant surprise on the faces of first time visitors. Two friends where visitors (one promised to return tomorrow for breakfast before he...More

1  Thank adrian p
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

That's such a wonderful endorsement! Thanks for your kind words. We know that we're not the flashiest, but we do work very hard to maintain our standards of excellence. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-856-6124
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