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Bobs Big Boy Northridge

I saw a sign at Corbin and Nordhoff saying that BBB is opening there. I have no dates, sorry. BTW The location has a lot of parking for the car crowds. Maybe the car crowd will abandon FLAMES BBQ which I think is overpriced and lousy and come down the street.

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  1. I had breakfast this morning at the Barstow BBB on the way back from Vegas. Not so great, although their cheap-tasting grilled cinnamon roll isn't bad slathered with butter, and they do a reasonably good job with potatoes -- hash browns, potato pancakes, etc. The food quality is similar at the other BBB's I stop at every few months.

    1. Grand Opening is tomorrow! (September 14, 2009)

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      1. re: pammypoohbear

        WHEW!!! Thanks a lot...Just in time for my wifes BD. Now I can cancel our reservation for Mortons and go there. You think she would notice? Just kidding but thanks for the post. Maybe we can do the car hop thing afterwards.

      2. Flames (which was gross the one time we ate there) is a Mexican joint now - haven't been yet but looks like it might have promise. If you'r looking for a decent meal in that hood - try Buenos Aires in the same parking lot as the new BBB (by Target on Corbin).
        As for BBB, I'm looking forward to the nostalgia of a burger and fudgecake!

        1. For some reason the prices at this location are MUCH higher than at the Burbank Bob's.

          Onion rings $5.99
          Super Big Boy Combo $9.99 (fries and burger, no drink) vs $6.99
          Chili & Spaghetti $9.49 vs $5.99

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          1. re: darrenk

            Thank you, darrenk. Financial facts are often omitted.

            1. re: darrenk

              On a trip to Vegas in February we stopped at the Barstow location (it was snowing!!) and these are the same prices we encountered. The bill for the 4 of us was +/- $50.

              On the way back, we stopped at the Baker location (no snow, augh) and the prices were again the same.

              I'm going to go to the Northridge location, and while it's more expensive then when I went to the original in Glendale when I was in high school, and the prices in Burbank, it's close enough (and worth the price) for the nostalgia factor alone, not to mention how much I love thier food. During my high school days (GHS) and 2 years of college (Glendale Comm), I swear my cells were refabricated Bob's Big Boys food!!

              1. re: LesThePress

                Fellow GHS Alumnus (class of 92) The BBB was gone by the time I left Glendale and I was really looking forward to the Northridge branch opening - was disappointed but think my kids might like it (they are teens and in need of nostalgia)- they love Ruby's Diner in Woodland Hills(Promenade Mall) but it is kind of a long drive for us.

            2. The new BBB in Northridge opened on Sept 14. I actually just got back from eating there. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME trying it!!! If you're looking for a good car hangout just drive the 20 minutes it takes to get to Burbank/Toluca Lake. The only good thing at Northridge was the service. I'm convinced that it is a Denny's pretending to be BBB.

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              1. re: ejb

                "I'm convinced that it is a Denny's pretending to be BBB."

                I don't understand the fuss over a low-end eatery that I would choose instead of Denny's, yes -- as when I'm in Barstow or similar moonscape -- but would not put before much else. Most of our neighborhoods and towns have numerous independent and unheralded little cafes that may not be worth writing to chowhound about but which offer old-fashioned dishes at least as good as BBB -- often better -- with superior service and a homier atmosphere. Patronizing them does at least two things: it puts money into the community that nurtures you, and it challenges BBB and similar chains to be better.

              2. Was there today - Sad, sad,sad is all I can say. Don't be a fool. Even the dinner salad was a bad experience! :(

                1. Just got back from BBB Northridge location... DON'T GO THERE!!! The food was disgusting, and the service sucked. I was told there would be a 45 minute wait because half the tables were dirty and the Manager was "waiting" for the bus boys to clean them. Seriously?! Help 'em out "Manager" I finally gave up and ordered my food to go. When I got home, the fries were gross and tasted like they had been fried in old oil, or the same oil they use for beef or something, my burger was disgusting and the bread was dry and hard. They just opened? Really bad and very disappointing.

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                  1. re: foodmamma55

                    I guess some memories have to stay just that, memories.

                    1. re: LesThePress

                      I was just there at about 6pm on the way home from Brent's and the crowds were awful outside. I guess the wait was beyond 30 minutes.

                  2. BBB Northridge Friday, Oct. 16. Busy as hell. Can confirm that the bread is dry and hard and stale. She splashed melting hot fudge cake on my hand en route to the take-home container. Meat patties cold on arrival. Fries/rings gross!! They can't handle the volume, let alone remember your fountain order en route to the fountain. Tailgating crowd RUDE.
                    Missing busboy experience repeated with me (and similar manager comments!). Costly when you figure in the make-up meal a couple of hours later. For two, lunch/dessert: $30.

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                    1. re: allinthedetails

                      BBB Northridge Sunday, Oct. 25. Major improvement. :) Big Boy double decker fresh-tasting, bread and lettuce fresh (try it "Michigan style" with a mayo and red relish mix on). Definitely ENJOYED the burger as much as any: the 1000 island makes it "Michigan". $5

                      For me the Northridge location is convenient, so I'm glad to taste the food improving here!

                      Bobs Big Boy
                      , Northridge, CA 91324