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£3 - £25
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Steakhouse, American, Grill, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Our daughter has coeliac disease, which means she can’t eat anything that contains gluten, and needs to be prepared and cooked separately, to avoid cross contamination. We phoned to book a table and check whether they could cater for coeliacs. When it came to ordering...we found the staff had no idea about catering for allergies or cross contamination. We decided to leave rather than take a chance on our daughter’s health. If you have allergies and you were thinking of booking here please think twice. (The service by the young staff was also shocking but that’s another story!)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

The food is amazing! Really recommend this place if you are visiting Southend sea front. Kids meals were great value also and the burgers were incredible. Good ambience too with juke box playing.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Come here when it first opened and still the same amazing place yes menu has got smaller but still you great American favs and milkshakes are to die for Food was piping hot and amazing Customer service could be improved but not terrible eg If...you like your old style American dinner 100% vistMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

I used to love this place !!!! Burgers and portion are getting smaller. I get the reason … ! The staff has no manners and no customer service.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

This was the greatest food I’ve ever eaten! Gorgeous! I had the Chick King burger with chips, onion rings and coleslaw!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Service is very poor and slow.order comes almost after 45minuts,.. Food is disgusting The attendant are bad in behaviour

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Went here as we walked past it on our route into town, it's themed as an American diner which I enjoyed. The food was reasonable, and I was impressed at what they were able to do as Gluten Free. The staff were friendly, helpful and...I would certainly return if I were to be in the area again.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Went there with my wife and Granddaughter. The staff were very helpful & the two mains we ordered was excellent. The child's meal was almost adult size, & was tasty too. We had a sundae & a Waffle ice cream desert, again, they were both...very nice. The dinner has a very nice relaxed atmosphere & themed very well. I kept expecting the Pink Ladies & T Birds to arrive any minute.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

Had some time to kill so we decided to come into Bobby Jo’s for some breakfast and we will definitely be back !! I had sausage and egg sandwich and my daughter had the bacon pancakes and both were really nice 😊 There was only...one member of staff in the restaurant but she was very efficient and friendly xxMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

Actually couldn’t fault our trip here. We walked straight in and sat down - menus followed shortly afterwards. Drinks came straight away and food didn’t take too long. Got 2 burgers with fries and Mac and cheese to share. The mac and cheese was delicious....Ok maybe the staff could have been a bit friendlier but overall it was a lovely little diner and I would return. I quite like the dated appearance it’s part of the theme and the music was good too.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

Walked in and was seated fairly quickly. But the smell of marijuana was over whelming, after 10 minutes we decided to leave.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023

What a shame ! A once popular place that provided great service and excellent food has now become an utter Toilet ! Zero welcome, Zero service. Walked out after 15 minutes without a single person asking us for a drink. being asked to Sit at...a table and chairs covered in Cola. Please please please don’t bother with this Dump it will ruin your evening.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023 via mobile

Lovely food with a good range of options. I hadn’t realised the hot dog comes with cheese (which I don’t like), and the staff were really nice about it and made me a new one. The curly fries were good too.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

Visited with family for dinner on Mother's Day 2023. The food was hot and really tasty. Just a shame I ordered a double burger as a single would have been more than enough alongside my amazing salted Caramel milkshake. The staff were polite and attentive...- can't wait to go back again 10/10More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023

First time eating here and came with the family. Highly recommended; the food was really very good. The menu is relatively small - which is a positive thing as I believe in the 'do a few things well' mantra, and is a combination of classic...US Diner meals and shakes. The staff were quick and friendly and the decor was classic diner style and in good order. We recommend the Classic Hot Dog, Sloppy Jo burger and 'Love me Tender's. We'll 100% be back!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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KeeleyJ21
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Yes we open at 8am 😊
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Kitchen closes at 21:30
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Bobby Jo's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4