In 1977, Hobee’s received its first significant award from a local publication: New West Magazine calls it “the best breakfast in the Bay Area”. Below is a list of distinctions we’ve kept up with from January 1991 – March 2016.

Award-Winning Fare

BEST BREAKFAST

Palo Alto Weekly
1991 / 1992 / 1993 / 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005* / 2006* / 2007* / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011
* “Hall of Fame” Honoree 2004 – 2007

MetroBestOf13

Metro Silicon Valley (Entire Region)
1991 / 1992 / 1993 / 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001

Metro Silicon Valley (Central Silicon Valley)
2012 / 2014

Metro Silicon Valley (Peninsula)
2013 / 2014 / 2015

Country Almanac
1992 / 1995 / 1996 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

Mountain View Voice
1993 / 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014

MVVoice

SF/Peninsula Parent Magazine
1993

San Jose Magazine
1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004

Out Now
1999 / 2000

Citysearch San Jose Audience Winner
2002

Citysearch Central Coast Audience Winner
2004

Peninsula Daily News
2004 / 2012 / 2013 / 2016

BEST BRUNCH

Palo Alto Weekly
1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 /2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007* / 2008* / 2009*
* Hall of Fame Honoree Through 2009

Mountain View Voice
1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008

San Jose Metro
2002

Out Now
2005

BEST BREAKFAST / BRUNCH

San Jose Mercury News
2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2006

Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
2006

BEST BOSTON CLAM CHOWDER

Santa Cruz Chowder Cook-Off
1991 / 1995

BEST SMOOTHIE

San Jose Metro
1991 / 1992

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

Bay Area Parent Readers Poll
2004

BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Metro Silicon Valley (West Valley)
2012

Metro Silicon Valley (Central Valley)
2013

Metro Silicon Valley (Peninsula)
2015

BEST BURGER

Palo Alto Daily News
2003

LISTED: TOP 100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU GRADUATE (“Brunch at Hobee’s”)

Stanford Daily
2004

LISTED: TOP 200 SOUTH BAY DINING SPOTS

South Bay Accent Magazine
2008 / 2012

Award-Winning People

PETER TABER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

2000 Distinguished Volunteer Fund Raiser, National Society of Fund
Raising Executives, Silicon Valley Chapter
1996 Silicon Valley Entreprenurial Award
1993 Finalist, U.S. Small Businessperson of the Year
(Nominated by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-14)

EDWARD FIKE, PRESIDENT

1995 San Jose Business Journal “30 Under 30” Leadership Award
2004 San Jose Business Journal “40 Under 40” Leadership Award

WARREN RAMSEY, SERVER (MONTAGUE EXPRESSWAY)

1994 California Restaurant Association Server of the Year

MICHAEL LASHEN, FRANCHISEE (CUPERTINO)

2003 Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award

RAFAEL VIRRUETA (STANFORD)

2012 Outstanding Waiter, Daily News People’s Choice Awards

Award-Winning Commitment

COMMUNITY STAR AWARD

Gentry Magazine
December 2000

DADS COUNT FAMILY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER AWARDS

San Mateo County Health Services Agency
March 2001

GOLDEN TOQUE AWARD FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

California Restaurant Association
August 2002

OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN PARTICIPATION BY A LOCAL COMPANY

Peninsula Community Foundation
October 1991

BEST RESTAURANT FOR KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly
1991 / 1992 / 1993 / 1994 / 2011

Daily News People’s Choice Awards
2012

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OUTSTANDING COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Palo Alto Small Business Council
1992 / 1993

TALL TREE AWARD FOR CIVIC EXCELLENCE

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
1993

LOCAL HERO AWARD

ARIS (AIDS Resources, Information and Services)
1994

OUTSTANDING WASTE PREVENTION AWARD

City of Palo Alto
1995

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County
1997

LISTED: ONE OF SILICON VALLEY’S LARGEST FAMILY-OWNED COMPANIES (#25)

Silicon Valley Business Journal
August 2008

COMMUNITY HERO AWARD

The Outlet Program
2009

VOTED FIRST PLACE: COMMERCIAL ENTRY

Annual Los Gatos Holiday Children’s Parade
2008 / 2009 / 2010

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Campbell Chamber of Commerce
2009

BEST SERVICE AT A RESTAURANT

Daily News People’s Choice Poll
2010

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, 21st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

Selected by Assemblymember Ira Ruskin (D-Redwood City)
2010

OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
2010

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OUTSTANDING MID-SIZE BUSINESS

Cupertino Chamber of Commerce
2012

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
2012

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE (PALO ALTO & SUNNYVALE)

TripAdvisor
2015