1950’S Burgers And Shakes At Bobby Jo’s Diner, Southend On Sea

Bobby Jo's Diner Cheeseburger & Curly Fries

Update: I was back at Bobby Jo’s earlier this year – you can see my most recent review here.

I’ve driven past Bobby Jo’s Diner a couple of times and said “ooooh, I want to try that place” So I was delighted when my lovely sister-in-law to be, told me that we were having lunch there for my brother’s birthday.

It absolutely didn’t disappoint.  The decor is fabulously 1950’s and the staff absolutely look the part, there is a working juke box, trivia on the table, and I’m a big fan of the booth seats.

The staff were welcoming and incredibly helpful – giving us the perfect amount of time to look through the menu then answering our questions and generally providing excellent customer service.

Bobby Jo's Diner Menu

Although very much tempted by the hot dogs and about one hundred other things from the menu, I opted for a cheeseburger and curly fries.


Bobby Jo's Diner Cheeseburger & Curly Fries


As you can see the burger was MASSIVE – I couldn’t quite finish it, although I did try my very best.  It was also very yummy indeed.

BUT, the absolutely highlight for me were the milkshakes.  Holy Crap they were good milkshakes.  I had two (which is probably why I couldn’t finish my dinner) nonetheless, I would be quite happy to never eat again and just have these milkshakes.

Bobby Jo's Diner Milkshake Menu

I spent all of two seconds deciding which milkshakes I wanted.  Can you guess?

Bobby Jo's Diner Milkshake

I started with the Mint Aero of course and then followed it up with the Ferrero Rocher. To be fair they looked very similar, but they tasted absolutely out of this world.

All in all, great food, great service, great atmosphere, right on the sea front and at a good price.  You really can’t go wrong.

You can find out more on their FB page.


  • Ria Parish says:

    I know this post was from way back in 2012, but would have been nice to still see the photos if you could perhaps re-upload them? After seeing the rest of your local photography, I’d be interested in seeing the colours and checkered patterns of Bobby Jo’s in clean hi-res quality 😀

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