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Hob Nob Hill

2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
+1 619-239-8176
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“coffee cake” (27 reviews)
“pancakes” (21 reviews)
“waldorf salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
££ - £££
2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a recent visit to San Diego, a friend suggested that we meet at a favorite restaurant of theirs, Hob Nob Hill. It is a San Diego institution. It was great, a lovely neighborhood restaurant! They have a very good menu, lots of selections. The...More

Thank mlowder500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent meal for the price and good service. Came in for breakfast and was treated to a delicious meal.

Thank aaron g
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had an excellent brunch at Hob Nob Hill. The coffee cake is wonderful!!!! I tried the prime rib omelet with spiced apples. What a great use of prime rib - and the other ingredients added the perfect complement to the meat and eggs. My...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Been going to this place for years for breakfast. You must try some of the coffee cake! Fresh and delish! Nice place to go to before spending time at Balboa Park or hanging in Hillcrest or dashing downtown. Parking is hit and miss but if...More

Thank copejenney
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Made a reservation for late lunch in a Sunday. Lots of after-church traffic filling the place up. No wait for us. Had the omelet special for $13.00 and roast beef hash. Choose the potatoes as the side. Great service. Plenty enough food. Neither of us...More

Thank Utah-Indy
Reviewed 30 January 2018

In San Diego the week of 4th of July 2017. Discovered this restaurant on my way down to USS Midway. It was my first real American diner experience and the food and coffee was AWESOME!! The waffles, pancakes, eggs and bacon I consumed kept me...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had breakfast here because it appeared to be a local favourite and it did not disappoint at all. A must have is the coffee cake. It comes out warm with icing and melts in your mouth. I had the special omelet...More

1  Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We ate here at the suggestion of local San Diegans. It's not a tourist restaurant, more of a business restaurant. The food was good, the service extremely good. Overall, a very good dining experience.

1  Thank Phil F
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Our family likes to dine here for special occasions when we are in San Diego. This year eight of us enjoyed dinner here on Christmas Eve. We all ordered something different and all were pleased with our meal. I had roast leg of lamb (the...More

1  Thank Joan W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Overall average diner food. Hostess was very friendly, but our waitress didn’t give a hoot about helping any of her tables. The other waitress was working very hard, but our waitress didn’t seem to realize that you should refill drinks, ask if everything is ok...More

1  Thank Janie C
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Questions & Answers
16 May 2017|
Response from Wendy and Albie N | Reviewed this property |
Prices are medium, not expensive. Servings are good size.
Sue A
21 June 2016|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
We went at 5;30 and dinner was being served. You can get breakfast lunch or dinner any hour of the day. open 9-9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-8176
Hob Nob Hill proudly offers a menu that features the finest American cooking, serving every meal of the day.

Just about everything is done right here on the premises, from baking fresh muffins and cakes to curing corned beef. Each recipe has been home-developed and home-tested to ensure that you, our customer, will experience the ultimate dining pleasure.

Our menu is well rounded with coffee cake, French toast, omelettes, eggs Benedict, hamburgers made with beef ground in house, sandwiches, salads and soups. Daily specials are always popular, like our Braised Beef Short Ribs that sell out every Tuesday.

Hob Nob Hill has a long history of being well loved by the community, and has even received national reception on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Critics representing the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association and other media and industry groups have consistently honored Hob Nob Hill with the highest awards. But our greatest award is the satisfaction we receive from you, our customers. Your loyalty has made us what we are today, and we graciously anticipate the opportunity to continue serving you in the future.
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