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Bob's Big Boy of Burbank is an iconic Los Angeles film location used in Michael Mann's HEAT, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars", and TBS's "Conan".
The building itself is historic. It was designed by architect Wayne McAllister, famous for The Sands of Las Vegas and Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel night club. The state of California even bestowed a "point of historical interest" designation upon Bob's Big Boy in 1993.
A 70-foot tower sign of bright neon soars into the sun-drenched California skyline. A cantilevered roof covers an outside patio with yellow and orange umbrellas. A 30-foot long counter sweeps through the inside following the curvilinear roof of the outside.
The "Big Boy" mascot is one of the most recognizable icons in American pop culture. Famously used as a spaceship by Dr. Evil in Austin Powers. Studies have shown it to be more memorable than Ronald McDonald, Jack (in the Box), or the King (of Burger King).
Every Friday night the parking lot fills with classic cars from the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's. Bel-Airs, Corvettes, Mustangs, Impalas, and GTOs. Car hop service brings the food straight to the driver or passenger's side window. Vintage Americana.
It's in close proximity to the many film and television studios of Burbank which also make it a very desirable location for film shoots.
HEAT: Val Kilmer and Robert DeNiro make plans for the big heist inside the Bob's Big Boy dining room. Click here for more.
DANCING WITH THE STARS: Derek and Lil' Kim ride in a classic car in the Bob's Big Boy parking lot before practicing their 50's dance moves. Click here for more.
CONAN: Adam Sandler goes "looking for Conan O'Brien" and finds him at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank. Click here for more.
A complete list of film and television shows filmed at Bob's Big Boy of Burbank:
The restaurant can also be used to host private events:
To request to film or host a private event at Bob's Big Boy of Burbank please apply below.