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Hob Nob Hill

2271 First Ave., San Diego, CA - (619) 239-8176
Most San Diegans think of Hob Nob Hill as a breakfast spot, a joyous place to start the day with freshly squeezed juice, good coffee and a wedge of blackberry coffee cake or a pumpkin muffin. Lunch and supper are some of the best square meals in the west, served with the grace and charm of a classic SoCal coffee shop.
94% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Coffee Cake
Waldorf Salad
Pecan Roll
Corned Beef Hash
Waffle
Carrot Cake
Hot Turkey Dinner
Meat Loaf Dinner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Embroidered bywords on the wall behind the cash register of Hob Nob Hill offer this assurance: “Pleasures in Life are Few, One of Ours is Serving You”. There isn’t a more benevolent restaurant in America. Its gentle dining rooms put us in mind of mid-century domestic ..."   [Read More]
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Christina Rowley
January 04, 2007
"My family and I ate at Hob Nob after reading the current reviews on this website. I have three children: a toddler, a seven year old and a ten year old who is in a wheelchair. The table they gave us was great and roomy. I typically find that restaurants built prior ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2271 First Ave., San Diego, CA
(619) 239-8176

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
This is one of the reasons we especially love breakfast at Hob Nob Hill: a warm, gooey, nut-smothered pecan roll.
"This is one of the reasons we especially love breakfast at Hob Nob Hill: a warm, gooey, nut-smothered pecan roll."
Michael Stern





Turkey dinner is on the menu seven days a week.
"Turkey dinner is on the menu seven days a week."
Michael Stern


Note the time on the huge wall clock. We tend to eat at Early Bird hours anyway, but on this day at Hob Nob Hill we had a good excuse: we were still on Eastern Time. Note also the pleasant art on the walls and lovely chandeliers.
"Note the time on the huge wall clock. We tend to eat at Early Bird hours anyway, but on this day at Hob Nob Hill we had a good excuse: we were still on Eastern Time. Note also the pleasant art on the walls and lovely chandeliers."
Michael Stern


There is always coffee cake available for breakfast. On this day, it was blackberry.
"There is always coffee cake available for breakfast. On this day, it was blackberry."
Michael Stern


Both Corned Beef Hash and Roast Beef Hash were available for breakfast. We chose the former, of which here is a close up.
"Both Corned Beef Hash and Roast Beef Hash were available for breakfast. We chose the former, of which here is a close up. "
Michael Stern


'Do you serve regular or Belgian waffles?' we asked our waitress. 'We have the old-fashioned kind,' she said, adding, 'You know, it is hard to find a thinner waffle nowadays.' Amen to that, sister! We have often gone on record as preferring the traditional small-tread waffle over the bloated Belgian. Hob Nob Hill's is a beauty, here blanketed with chopped pecans and waiting for butter and syrup.
"'Do you serve regular or Belgian waffles?' we asked our waitress. 'We have the old-fashioned kind,' she said, adding, 'You know, it is hard to find a thinner waffle nowadays.' Amen to that, sister! We have often gone on record as preferring the traditional small-tread waffle over the bloated Belgian. Hob Nob Hill's is a beauty, here blanketed with chopped pecans and waiting for butter and syrup."
Michael Stern


Homestyle food? Nope, Hob Nob Hill serves a style of meal unlike home. Here is the cuisine of the mid-century Southern California coffee shop. A cultural treasure.
"Homestyle food? Nope, Hob Nob Hill serves a style of meal unlike home. Here is the cuisine of the mid-century Southern California coffee shop. A cultural treasure."
Michael Stern


Hob Nob Hill has been a San Diego favorite since 1944. On weekends especially, people waiting for a precious table will often line up out the front door.
"Hob Nob Hill has been a San Diego favorite since 1944. On weekends especially, people waiting for a precious table will often line up out the front door."
Michael Stern


All dinners come with a choice of salad: Waldorf, Caesar, spinach, etc. We love this classic globe of Waldorf, made especially fine by the chilled fork that is presented with it.
"All dinners come with a choice of salad: Waldorf, Caesar, spinach, etc. We love this classic globe of Waldorf, made especially fine by the chilled fork that is presented with it."
Michael Stern



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