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Hob Nob Hill

#262 of 3,849 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
+1 619-239-8176
07:00 - 21:00
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went here for breakfast before heading to the San Diego zoo. We found a metered parking spot (thankfully). We had heard about it from DDD. It was decorated perhaps the same since 1944 and the waitstaff still had the dress uniforms. Staff was friendly. There seemed to be many locals. Our breakfast came quickly and was... More 

Thank Beenatna
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Excellent food and service. More than enough portions. We went there to check out a DDD restaurant. Pleased with our lunch.

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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice ambience, nice and efficient waitresses, nice food. They serve a breakfast that will really break the fast -- portions are generous, tasty, and very pretty to look at. We had lunch here too on the day we arrived in San Diego. That too did not disappoint--- even to an Asian palate.

Thank couchpotatonolonger
Richardson, Texas
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203 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had not eaten here for many years, and thank goodness nothing has changed. Same generous, but not "gob of food" portions some restaurants are scooping up these days. Poached eggs were exactly as ordered and completed drained of the cooking water. Choice of fruit was a tasty mix. Waitress and team members attentive and personable. Sparkling clean chandeliers add a... More 

Thank Lee F
Brisbane, Australia
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154 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The best breakfast in San Diego is advertised here. They offered a large selection on their menu so everyone is catered for. The staff are very friendly & accomodating with frequent offers of more tea or coffee. The Eggs Benedict were excellent & included a bowl of fruit to finish breakfast. A great start to the day is a visit... More 

Thank Margaret D
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Hob Nob is a local San Diego institution for a good, hearty breakfast. Reminded me of many Greek owned Coffee Shops. Good food reasonably priced with nice fast service

Thank Steven G
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

picked this out while driving by. Had an older feel to this restaurant (not just the restaurant, but the customers - 1 gentleman close to us was asked if he wanted the "usual"). We had pancakes, omelette, hash browns. All was good and the service was good too.

Thank vision2travel
Gardiner, Montana
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I spent a night in an Airbnb near Balboa Park. As we walked to the park to see December Lights, we passed Hob Nob Hill. Since the sign on the building said Best Breakfast since 1944, we decided to give it a try and returned the next morning for breakfast. We arrived shortly after 7am and the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Recommended by hotel staff. It had a wecoming feel to it. Staff were polite, efficient. Food was delicious and plenty of it. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend.

1 Thank Suzanne R
San Diego, California
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This iconic restaurant has served San Diegans for decades. It has maintained traditions in service, menu, and atmosphere. To a great extent traditions in restaurants can be a plus. So one walks into Hob Nob Hill and one feels at home immediately. A person feels that he/she has been there before even when this is a first visit. This reviewer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-8176
Hob Nob Hill proudly offers a menu that features the finest American cooking, serving every meal of the day.

Just about everything is done right here on the premises, from baking fresh muffins and cakes to curing corned beef. Each recipe has been home-developed and home-tested to ensure that you, our customer, will experience the ultimate dining pleasure.

Our menu is well rounded with coffee cake, French toast, omelettes, eggs Benedict, hamburgers made with beef ground in house, sandwiches, salads and soups. Daily specials are always popular, like our Braised Beef Short Ribs that sell out every Tuesday.

Hob Nob Hill has a long history of being well loved by the community, and has even received national reception on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Critics representing the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association and other media and industry groups have consistently honored Hob Nob Hill with the highest awards. But our greatest award is the satisfaction we receive from you, our customers. Your loyalty has made us what we are today, and we graciously anticipate the opportunity to continue serving you in the future.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?