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Bob's Big Boy

4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
+1 818-843-9334
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“big boy burger” (21 reviews)
“fries” (72 reviews)
“hot fudge cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4146
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great place when you are in the mood for everything! They've got it and their soup is amazing!

Thank NayNay_Carlos
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for being a fan of everything we have to offer. Glad to hear you like our soup so much. Can't wait to have you back for more. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well I had read and see reviews but to be a this historical eatery was very exciting. No star the day we went but if you listened to other table there was a lot of chatter about the good old days of Hollywood. You could...More

Thank narpa01
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for stopping by and trying us out! We have several celebrities frequent our restaurant, especially during the car shows. I hope you can join us for one sometime -- they're truly a treat. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old school diner! The menu is wonderful. You dont have to get a burger but of course we did! The portions are huge so customer beware! Each of our burgers did not disappoint. They even offered flavored sodas just like from a soda fountain....More

Thank Princeton1212
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review across multiple platforms. We already responded on another review platform, but wanted to say thanks for spreading the love! Hope to see you soon. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bob's Big Boy restaurants used to be fairly common in Southern California but I think this is the last one standing. The burgers seemed a whole lot better than they do now.More

Thank califcasl
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear we didn't quite meet the mark. "Nostalgia" can warp old memories. We think our burgers are just as good or better than ever. I hope you'll be back so we can show you why you originally liked us so much. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Ohio we have Frisch's Big Boy with tartar sauce instead of red relish and mayo. I wanted to try the "Original" Big Boy. I'm glad I did and I enjoyed my meal, but I still prefer tartar sauce. The server was very friendly and...More

Thank RyanAndTiffany
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us while in town! I'm glad you did enjoy our style of the original Big Boy. What's more, it's great you were pleased with service, too. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit, and that we'll get to welcome you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great old school diner food. Fun Nostalgic setting. Friday night classic car show. Fun family friendly setting. Very cool!

Thank Bobi S
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You're pretty cool yourself, Bobi. Thanks for being a fan of our nostalgic vibes. I hoe we'll see you for another car show soon. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Enjoyable food at prices that are 2 - 3 times more than they should be, but that's America... and people don't care about the money. Friday nights it's "Classic Car Night," a southern California tradition

Thank stevepW533LR
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks for the support, Steve. Glad to hear you're a fan of the classic car nights we host. We wish we could charge less but we have to cover costs. Looking forward to seeing you again. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Now a custom to visit this 100% genuine, retro style, great food and service diner whenever I’m in L.A. Totally recommend a visit if you want to experience a genuine all American diner experience!

Thank Bobby416
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks for making us a part of your traditions. Glad to hear you're a fan of what we do. It brings us such joy to be serving Burbank and the lovely people here. Come see us again soon. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 20 August 2018

My son wanted to bring me here because I've never been until now. We had breakfast here and ordered omelettes and a burger. Everything was really delicious ! It's nice that this place has been here for so long and will remain a piece of...More

Thank MistiMorningstar
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks for giving us a try, and thanks to your son for bringing you. Glad to hear you were both fans of our food. Hope to see you again soon. -Mike Lopez, General Manager

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Whenever we travel in the LA area we always try to stop at this location. Bob’s big boy burgers are great. Breakfast is awesome. You can even sit in the booth where the Beatles sat and ate. Great pics on the wall and even a...More

Thank Tammy S
Philip M, Owner at Bob's Big Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks so much for this review, Tammy -- we're glad we could provide a taste of nostalgia for you. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Mike Lopez, General Manager

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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
Response from dwfilice | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean Holiday Inn, Downtown Burbank on First Street? If so, Bob's is about 2 miles.
Ron E
20 March 2017|
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Response from Schwidawg | Reviewed this property |
That's sounds really good but that was a little before my time.
24 January 2016|
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Response from Lynn D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. At least I am sure they do in the summer months. You might want to try calling them directly and ask and ask about the hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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
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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