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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 good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“coffee cake” (26 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
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2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family likes to dine here for special occasions when we are in San Diego. This year eight of us enjoyed dinner here on Christmas Eve. We all ordered something different and all were pleased with our meal. I had roast leg of lamb (the...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall average diner food. Hostess was very friendly, but our waitress didn’t give a hoot about helping any of her tables. The other waitress was working very hard, but our waitress didn’t seem to realize that you should refill drinks, ask if everything is ok...More

Thank Janie C
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Came for breakfast and we both had the coffee cake side. OMG...amazing!! The slice of cake came out warm and had a creme cheese icing that really made the cake melt in your mouth! I ordered eggs sunny side up with their link sausage and...More

Thank DebArtist
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I used to go to Hob Nob Hill regularly in the 1980s and 1990s and I loved it. Delicious food and attentive service. I moved away for awhile and had not been there in probably 20 years. It still looks the same - homey and...More

Thank travelinggranny2014
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for more than 30 years. After having Sunday dinner here my wife and I have decided that will never return. The restaurant has lost its edge. I ordered the hot turkey sandwich and my wife ordered the chicken...More

Thank Pilotusn
Reviewed 27 October 2017

First, was told 25 minute wait, ended up being 45 minutes on Sunday about 10:45am. We were seated at a two person table that was cramed in next to the wall with another two person table not more than 6 inches next to us. The...More

Thank 109cynthian
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Whenever traveling in an unfamiliar city and unsure of where to eat, we will usually google Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives in that city to see where Guy has eaten. To date, we've been pretty successful using this system and have found some really great restaurants...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 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 1 October 2017

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 21 September 2017

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

Thank ronaldritchie97
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16 May 2017|
Response from Wendy and Albie N | Reviewed this property |
Prices are medium, not expensive. Servings are good size.
Sue A
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
USD 15 - USD 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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