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Hob Nob Hill

2271 First Ave., San Diego, CA - (619) 239-8176
Posted By Christina Rowley on 1/4/2007 11:13:00 AM
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 to the laws for handicap accessibility are hard to maneuver through, but Hob Nob Hill made sure we could get through.

The staff was wonderful; the food was fresh and tasty. I loved the little extra homemade touches of yesteryear. I personally loved the fresh-baked bread and the scooped-out oranges for the wonderful jellies and jams. The staff had coloring placemats and crayons for my children; the placemat had kid-oriented food items and included a juice for breakfast, a nice touch. The waitresses all seemed to stop by and say hi, which the children loved.

As for my husband's and my own food, all was excellent. My husband said he had the best roast beef hash ever. Our coffee cups never went empty, and they actually had creamer in a nice little pourer, instead of those nasty little single-serving plastic things. All in all, it was a very enjoyable breakfast; we are taking my parents back soon. Oh, and they do accept reservations.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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