Bob's Big Boy Broiler

7447 Firestone Blvd, Downey, California 90241 USA

587 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Tue 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wifi
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“the world famous”

In 1936, Bob Wian sold his prized DeSoto Roadster to purchase a small hamburger stand in Glendale, California. He named it Bob's Pantry. One night in 1937, a regular customer requested something different for a change. Bob went to work and the first double-decker hamburger was born. Customers couldn't get enough of Bob's new creation. One fan in particular was a chubby six-year-old boy in droopy overalls. He would often help Bob sweep up in exchange for a free burger. In honor of his young friend, Wian decided to name the better burger the Big Boy®. Another regular customer, a movie studio animator, sketched the now famous character on a napkin. The rest is history. Bob's Big Boy was featured in season four closer "Tomorrowland," of Mad Men.

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tiffany t.

Cute atmosphere and steady food. We stopped by here for breakfast and I was pleasantly surprised at how well I liked it. I wasn't expecting much, especially as I had recently had breakfast at both... Read more

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Sophia C.

First time here this January 2022! One of my best friends took me here. We share a love for diners and delis. So this spot was perfect. The vibe is retro and love the classic booth seating... Read more

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Ray M.

First time visitors. The restaurant was big, clean, a tad old and very crowded. Not a knock against the restaurant bcos it appears to be a popular place to get good food. My family and I had a... Read more

Bob's Big Boy Broiler

7447 Firestone Blvd
Downey, California
90241 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Takes
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Drive Through
  • Outdoor Seating
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