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US$4 - US$34
Steakhouse, American, Grill, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into this American diner yesterday and was greeted by a lovely welcome from the staff. We was seated and served within 10 minutes of entering and our drinks arrive very quickly! I had a vegan snickers milk shake and was absolutely amazing! Their vegan...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came into Bobby joes today and the two ladies at the bar were absolutely amazing the milkshakes are unreal the staff were so polite one of them was training but you would never of thought she was new. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG! I have never had such an amazing experience at a restaurant in my life. Where do I even start? You walk in and it genuinely feels like I am back in 1950s America, the decor and atmosphere are outstanding! Arriving to the sound of...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family lunch here today, we’ve wanted to go for ages. The staff are very friendly. The diner itself is clean and has a good atmosphere. The burgers we ordered tasted great. The chips were amazing! The only negative points I would say is...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

I took my family here for lunch yesterday. We ordered our food at 12:05 and we waited patiently until 12:40 to ask if our food will be ready. The waiter told us it wouldn't be long so we waited until 13:00 and asked the waiter...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021

We’ve had a few bad experiences here over the last couple of years. Generally, the service is incredibly slow, even when they’re near empty, and there’s often a long wait on food (we’ve waited an hour before for 2 portions of curly fries) which they...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

I’m going to get the tiny negative out of the way first…the opening times on the window need to be changed…it states they close at 8:30pm on a Sunday, but they don’t, they close at 6 and they also don’t open on a Monday but...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Restaurant looked great and so did the food, sadly we got ignored despite asking if we can order waitress decided to serve everyone but us so we left after 30 mins.....didnt even elget asked if we wanted a drink while we waited

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021

Staff were so friendly and welcoming, orders were taken quickly, ordered 3 milkshakes, they are to die for do not miss out make sure you get one, I had The sticky ranch, it was an explosion of flavours in my mouth, chicken breast was freshly...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 23 June 2021

The first 3 things we tried to order were all not available, I should have seen the warning signs right then. My friend ordered, then 10 minutes later they came back to say they didn’t have the pulled pork part of their burger so they...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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27 February 2020|
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Response from Bobby_Jos_Southend | Property representative |
Yes we open at 8am 😊
27 August 2019|
Response from Bobby_Jos_Southend | Property representative |
Kitchen closes at 21:30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bobby Jo's Diner

Yes, Bobby Jo's Diner offers takeaway services.

Bobby Jo's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5