The oldest remaining Bob's Big Boy went up at 4211 W. Riverside Drive in Burbank in 1949. Its sign stands 70 feet tall, and its lot fills up with classic cars on Friday nights. On Saturday and Sunday nights, you can get car hop service. For years, writer-director David Lynch had lunch here daily. (The original Big Boy — a burger with two patties — goes for $7.29.) During the day, you'll see lots of elderly customers under the swooping ceilings of the Midcentury dining room, and the big boy himself lingers just outside the front door like the world's least-menacing bouncer.
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