In May 1944, Harold and Dorothy Hoersch opened a 14-stool lunch counter named the Juniper Café with a lofty goal – to provide quality food and exceptional services at reasonable prices.
With hard work and commitment, their goal became a reality and business grew steadily. To accommodate that growth, in 1946, the restaurant was moved to its present location on Juniper and First Avenue and named the Melody Grill. As times and tastes changed, the restaurant was renamed Dorothy’s Oven and finally Hob Nob Hill.
Today we are probably San Diego’s oldest restaurant in the same location,. The consistency has allowed us throughout the years to continue our commitment to quality food and service with maximum economy.
We proudly offer a menu that features the finest American cooking. Just about everything, from baking fresh muffins and cakes to curing corned beef, is done right here on the premises. And each recipes has been home-developed and home-tested to ensure that you, our customer, will experience the ultimate dining pleasure.
Our service is no less meticulous. We operate as a team. In this unique arrangement, everyone in the dining room works together as one sharing the responsibility to serve you. So you can expect super service, because everybody is your service representative. In accordance with this policy, your gratuity is pooled and divided among the waitresses and bus boys of the service team.
Critics representing the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association and other media and industry groups have consistently honored Hob Nob Hill with the highest awards.
But our greatest award is the satisfaction we receive from you, our customers. Your loyalty has made us what we are today, and we graciously anticipate the opportunity to continue serving you in the future.