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Hobee's Restaurant

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4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
+1 650-856-6124
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07:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
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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Washington state
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in this area in the 80s and Hobee's was always a favorite. On a recent visit, I was please to discover that it still has the same charm and wonderful food as always. While my diet has changed drastically (gluten free now), I was still able to enjoy a delicious breakfast and drink their wonderful tea. My family... More 

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Thank Windy327
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wendy, so glad Hobee's remains a favorite! Thanks for your visit. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Treated to a wonderful breakfast at Hobee's in Palo Alto. First in at 0700 on the coldest day Palo Alto has seen this year and treated to great warm service and a hot breakfast and coffee. You gotta try the blueberry coffee cake!!We will be back.

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Thank Pyranhadoc
Palm Desert, California
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567 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was in Palo Alto on business and close to my hotel was Hobee's. I went to a relaxed lunch, and had a comfortable time. Hobee's is not a fast food place - which is exactly why I went. I wanted some genuine food and service. They have a limited wine list but some decent California wines on it. Staff... More 

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Thank Marty911
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Hobee's is a breath of fresh air in uptight Palo Alto. It hearkens back to the 1970's when the whole vibe in Palo Alto was decidedly different. The menu includes old time favorites - like the surfer smoothie and the tofu scrambler as well as seasonal and daily specials. We used to frequent the location in Town and Country but... More 

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Thank Rob B
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here while in town for a football game. Great atmosphere and food was delicious. Very unique and wide variety of choices on the menu. We'll definitely come back when we're in town again.

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Thank Debbie A
Vineland, New Jersey
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193 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Husband and I were staying next door at the Hilton Garden Lunch. Decided to go for a stroll and find a lunch spot. We had a nice lunch. I had the Aztec Burger with black bean chili on the side. Husband had the Los Altos quesadilla. Both entrees were good, server Mario was attentive but not intrusive. I do not... More 

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Thank jennygirl57
Edward F, Owner at Hobee's Restaurant, responded to this review

Jenny, thanks very much for your kind words. I especially appreciate the distinction you made about Hobee's not being a typical chain. It's definitely not a cookie cutter operation. Though they share the same menu, each of our Silicon Valley locations is unique. Thanks again for posting a review! More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Noisy on a Sunday morning. I liked the vibe. I guess I didn't read the fine print that explains that turkey bacon is used. I wondered why those little strips looked so weird in my omelet.I want more topping to cake ratio on that banana caramel coffee cake. all was fine,but not fabulous.

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Thank uesnna
Atherton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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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 25 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank PeterT96815
Des Moines, Iowa
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211 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?