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Hob Nob Hill

) #283 of 3,977 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ American
2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
+1 619-239-8176
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant on trip to San Diego for over 10 years. Whenever I want to eat a home cooked meal on the road, in a calm and relaxed environment, this is the place to go. Today I just stopped and...More

1  Thank dabsii
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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....More

Thank Beenatna
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.

Thank PlatinumMember98042
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...More

Thank couchpotatonolonger
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...More

Thank Lee F
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...More

Thank Margaret D
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
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...More

Thank vision2travel
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...More

1  Thank Relaxandtravel200
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the prices of the meals?
16 May 2017|
Response from Wendy and Albie N | Reviewed this property |
Prices are medium, not expensive. Servings are good size.
Sue A
What time do they start serving dinner?
22 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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