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Bob's Big Boy

4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
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  • Bob's Big BoyPro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Jan 21, 2014

    A classic from the past, still popular today. The menu has hardly changed and the prices are still very reasonable. Parking can be tough.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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  • Bob's Big Boy
    Scott Daly
    5 Sep 14, 2013

    as a kid growing up in the 70's and 80's bob's big boy gave us kids the ultimate experience in dining out!

    right when you pull up into the parking lot all you see is a big boy statue smiling at you calling you over to crawl and climb all over it. besides an hour or so of that and reading and coloring the fun comic books that are available with the menu's for children you gotta get that famous double hamburger that big boy made sooo famous. to top off the experience you begged your parents to order the huge hot fudge ice cream cake for dessert so you could just climb into the car after wards and pass out for the entire ride home.

    growing up in the bay area i can recall a good 5 locations that i was lucky enough to visit on a regular basis. these days i'm not sooo lucky since most of the locations are down south and further east. we can all thank the marriott corporation for the downfall but i'm happy to see things are looking up as the word is they may be sprouting out in more places very soon. i can't wait to get my big boy back. bob's big boy made such an impact on me there is even a reminder on my back, my big boy tattoo. i have even driven to the original location in burbank a few times and have a pretty cool big boy collection of merchandise.

    until the day the big boy comes back to the bay area i highly recommend you try the burbank location if your ever out that way.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Bob's Big BoyPro 2014
    Rodney S
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    3 Jun 21, 2013

    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

    Recommended for:Foodies
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  • Bob's Big Boy
    Pj M
    5 May 28, 2013

    Now a historical monument..a true blast to the past. Lots of fun memorabilia and classical cars Cruise Night every Friday night! Don't forget your poodle skirt girls.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Bob's Big Boy
    Ryan Fung
    4 Jan 29, 2013

    Classic American burger joint, in the vein of Johnny Rockets and Mel's Drive-In. The Original Big Boy is filling. The sauce is exquisite. Better than the Big Mac, obviously.

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  • Bob's Big BoyPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 13, 2012

    This is the classic burger joint. Have a hamburger and a hot fudge sundae at the oldest surviving Bob's Big Boy.

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  • Bob's Big Boy
    Aloura Charles
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Ok, well you have to do this once if you like hamburgers. If you're a West Coaster, you've probably had a Bob's Big Boy before, but this is the original! It's classic diner situation with spinning stools and tired waitresses. The food is greasy and fattening and good. Plenty of parking.

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  • Bob's Big Boy
    Venk Tatineni
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    2 Mar 07, 2013

    A land mark yes. But a total waste of your $$s if you expect quality food here.

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  • Bob's Big Boy
    Amy Chow
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    4 Jun 11, 2013
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    Dana Farrell
    5 May 17, 2012
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