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Hob Nob Hill

2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
+1 619-239-8176
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“coffee cake” (24 reviews)
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
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2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently moved to San Diego for work and the morning of my first day off I wanted a simple breakfast at a simple diner, and found this restaurant within walking distance and the online menu had some good food. It looked like a nice...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been in operation since the 1940s. Current interior is a bit newer, but not much--maybe 1960's. Had a great late breakfast here. Great selection of egg dishes, waffles, and pancakes. All baked goods are done in house. The homemade jams that came...More

Thank williedillo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Food= Quantity, Quality and Presentation Excellent, Staff Attentive at all times. Prices very reasonable.

Thank ronaldritchie97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to start the day ! Especially loved the rhubarb and coffee cake . Great service too !

Thank Joekeogh
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for 30 years. Still serve a wonderful meal. The service is great. Charming, good prices, great part of town. Love the breakfasts the best

Thank Liorashamayne
Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of our favorite breakfast restaurants, always look forward to ordering my filet steak breakfast, it is delicious. The coffee cake is to die for always take one home.

Thank ABF49ER
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

6 of us at a meeting in San Diego after a long and productive meeting opt for a leisurely morning. One of our group has seen this place on TV's "Drive Ins, Diners and Dives". This is no dive! Gorgeous chandeliers give an air of...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My husband comes here quite frequently. I hadn't been here in about 15 years. We went tonight. I was very pleasantly surprised. They have kept it updated and very nice appearing. Immaculate with great ambiance. Very comfortable and homey. Lots of regulars and mostly "mature"...More

Thank maryaling
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Hob Nob Hill has been in the same place for a very long time and for good reason. They make their own food from scratch and have consistently served the most delicious meals.

Thank Wil S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I often frequent this place in Bankers Hill. It's mainly a locals restaurant. This was my old neighborhood growing up so it has a special place in my heart. For those people who are visiting San Diego, I definitely recommend this place....More

Thank FanceyPantsey
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2017|
Response from Wendy and Albie N | Reviewed this property |
Prices are medium, not expensive. Servings are good size.
Sue A
21 June 2016|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
We went at 5;30 and dinner was being served. You can get breakfast lunch or dinner any hour of the day. open 9-9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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