Classic American Diner Since 1949
505 12th St, Fortuna, CA 95540
Pure nostalgia is the best way to describe the menu and the “Happy Days” ambiance at this landmark classic American diner. Bob’s Footlongs was founded originally in 1949 at the Humboldt County Fair. The current downtown location on 12th St (with era-specific decor of coral and white striped walls) has been a staple in the community since 1967. Students who once walked here from Fortuna High (or worked at Bob’s as teens) are now bringing their kids and grandkids to Bob’s to experience the same made-to-order freshly-dipped corn dogs, hush puppies, footlong dogs, burgers and fries. Enjoy specialties like a Chili Cheese Dog, the Deluxe Cheeseburger with onion rings, or order like a local and have the Four Way Fries smothered in chili, cheese and onions. Wash that down with a root beer float or a tasty milkshake. Finish a meal with soft serve ice cream, a chocolate sundae or a banana split.