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Hobee's Restaurant

4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
+1 650-856-6124
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“coffee cake” (36 reviews)
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
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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 20 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 22 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!

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Used to be a go to lunch spot for me. This is the Hobees that started 'em all - and it's still the best. Quirky. Strange. Some big old house converted to this purpose. Yes, it's all true. But they also remember exactly what they're...More

Thank jondf
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Jon, so glad you're a fan (and for such a long time too!). We enjoy being different and glad you appreciate it. One tidbit that might surprise you: Hobee's Palo Alto was actually restaurant #3. Hobee's Mountain View located 2 miles away on Rengstorff and...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Good different style of restaurant off the normal repetitive menu. We had a very tasty and different dinner of mixed grain rice and chicken curry that was delicious. So good we came back for breakfast as the kids loved the child friendly play area and...More

Thank rok1e
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for your visit! As you noted, we enjoy being different than every other restaurant. Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 3 August 2017

had breakfast here three straight days and loved it every time. Plus, it was extremely reasonable and everyone was so nice.

Thank Richard P
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Richard: So glad you enjoyed your experiences! We're especially pleased to receive your kind words because we had some major plumbing disruptions over the past few weeks. It's good to know that we're still on our game! Regards, Edward Fike

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Breakfast place with large portions known for their coffee cake. Service was very slow and the floor was quite dirty for a place with such a good reputation. The waiters didn't seem to enjoy servicing the customers. I would give this place another try but...More

Thank John L
Edward F, Public Relations Manager at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

John, thanks for sharing your thoughts. As you mentioned, we do enjoy a very positive reputation which is why your comments are of deep concern. Please accept our apologies for your experience. If you have a moment, it would be helpful to receive a few...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

The food was pretty good and had a valuable price. The OJ and tea were very good, and so was the omelet. The omelet had a lot of garlic in it though. The blueberry coffee cake was a good side dish. Would return if in...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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