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Amazing Food Found at Bobby's Hideaway Cafe in Carlsbad

Are you a hungry Bob? An awesome menu and a snapshot on the wall await you at this local restaurant.

 has been serving huge portions of what they call "gourmet home cooking" in Carlsbad since 1995, yet somehow both Ann Zevely and I had never been. 

The restaurant located at 4901 El Camino Real has a giant chicken on the roof. We later learned the building was once an egg farm. 

Plenty of egg dishes were on the menu, but Ann and I were there for lunch. I ordered the Yodeling Pig. The sandwich has shaved pork, Swiss cheese and honey mustard dressing. I also got a side salad with the most amazing avocado ranch dressing. After that, I could only eat half the sandwich, but it didn't disappoint. I gave the whole meal five forks up.

With a huge appetite ready for anything, Ann ordered the burger No. 5. Our waitress recommended it, and with a huge bite Ann set the flavors in motion. When all you get is a smile and a nod you know she loved it. She gave her meal five forks saying, "I love the atmosphere here, and I love how unique it is."

The place's theme is "Bobby." Anyone named Bob or Robert or a variation of the name gets a photo on the wall. 

The menu is huge, the portions are even bigger, the service is great, and don't forget to save room for dessert. Ann and I treated ourselves to a warm peach-berry cobbler with ice cream on top. It was worth every calorie. 

Dennis Osgood August 31, 2011 at 11:20 PM
Consistently excellent food. I've been a customer for years. Best kept 'secret' in Carlsbad.
Dave Demuth September 07, 2011 at 09:33 PM
Who's the owner?
Deanne Goodman September 08, 2011 at 12:38 AM
Bob Sliwa and his wife
Anna July 04, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I go to Bobby's periodically. It has great comfort food. I love their homemade clam chowder that they offer on Friday's and I order garlic bread. The best clam chowder I've had. My daughter loves their burgers and also their complimentary chocolate chip cookie. It's a good, solid place to eat. The service is great and you can always find something good on the menu.
Love it January 08, 2013 at 08:11 PM
The breadsticks are homemade daily from scratch. Warm and yeasty yummy!

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