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Hobee's Restaurant

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4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
+1 650-856-6124
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon 07:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Atherton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I've been there three times recently with my son and my wife. They have two entrees on the menu which are suitable for Vegans: Black Bean Chili and the Fiesta Tamale Pie (hold the Sour Cream for Vegans). They are both delicious! and plentiful. We take half of each dish home for later.

Thank Cres C
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! A few clarifications: The Fiesta Tamale Pie is actually not vegan-friendly as it contains eggs and cheese. The black bean chili should also be ordered without queso fresco (in addition to the sour cream you mentioned) to keep it vegan. Finally, vegans also love our soup and salad bar and seven vegetable medley. Thank you... More 

Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place really does have the best breakfast in town! Check out their homemade blueberry coffeecake - awesome!

Thank PeterT96815
Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hobies is a Palo Alto institution and I was so sad to find that the one in Town and Country had closed. This one near Arastradero is alive and well. They were even offering another type of coffee cake, banana toffee as an alternative to the amazing blueberry standard when we were there. Four of us met for breakfast. I... More 

Thank IowaMum
Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I went to Hobee"s because it was next door to the hotel that I was staying. I was disappointed. I ordered a stir-fry with chicken, with coconut rice, pineapple and mango salsa. It sounded very good from the description. However, the taste was disappointing. The rice tasted bland, the chicken was tough and inedible and the overall taste was not... More 

Thank travelmaven_7
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so sorry the Hawaiian Bowl was a disappointment! It has been a very popular summer special. I will be sure to review the recipe with our night crew and ensure that the quality and portioning meet our standards of excellence. (This should be a very flavorful dish.) Thank you for taking the time to write. Please drop me a... More 

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235 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is one of our usual stops when visiting Palo Alto. This year our visit was as nice as years before. We'll keep it on our list.

Thank Charles S
Menlo Park, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

...we sometimes have lunch here & always find the food delicious. I was a bit disappointed this time when I ordered Huevos Rancheros. The dish seemed different from the last time (new chef?) & was mostly black beans with maybe one scrambled egg on top & a glob of cheese. We were on a "lunch hour time constraint" otherwise I... More 

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Hobee's is consistently excellent in all its food. From egg dishes to fruit plate, it is very good and often a bit off the usual fare.

Thank Choicelady320
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I am especially glad you noticed that we incorporate weekly specials into our standard menu. We love to mix things up! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Its a small clean restaurant and was right next to the Hilton Hotel I was staying in. Loads of choice for breakfast with quick service. if you are staying near by and do not want to have breakfast in the hotel then its good to try something different.

Thank Jamie D
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite on first afternoon in the area. It was local and just looking for something light. Menu feels a little cluttered trying to be all thing to all people and that might be it's aim, but feel like it had no direction. Salad bar was decent, nice choice. Food was average, a little bland but nice... More 

Thank Graham K
Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The food was great, rather busy on weekend. Healthy choices that are tasty. Conveniently Located next to our hotel. Prices were reasonable. Loved that they had both chicken sausage and turkey bacon. Coffee cake portion is huge.

Thank mary c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?