Bob's Big Boy (Burbank)

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Kick off your road trip with an all-American meal at Bob’s Big Boy, just off Ventura Freeway in Burbank, California! Patrons come to Bob’s for the 1950s nostalgia, but only a few know about its triumphant rags-to-riches story. Founder Bob Wian was a self-made businessman—a shining example of the American Dream. He grew up during the Great Depression, was voted “most unlikely to succeed” in school, and worked late nights as a dishwasher. It was the long and arduous journey that taught him everything he would need to know to start his own drive-in diner. Little has changed throughout the years—from the menu to the decor, including the corner booth where The Beatles sat during their visit in 1965. On weekend nights, they serve you “carhop” style where a waiter would come out to the parking lot with a tray that attaches to the window frame of your car. While you're here, order Bob's original Double-Deck Hamburger. Every Friday night, step into a time warp as vintage cars roll in for the Classic Car Show (from 4:00PM onwards).


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Open today: 24 hours

4211 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA

+1 818 843 9334
Indoors, Air conditioning

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