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Bobbejan's

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Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
717-4783
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A new thing for us!

Out of the way little place, appears to be frequented by locals and only open 3 days a week. We finally decided to stop in and try the food. There is a take out menu and price list - but if you sit at the open area at the front you get the take out price. There is a larger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
diveydivey
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Poolville, Texas
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Poolville, Texas
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the way little place, appears to be frequented by locals and only open 3 days a week. We finally decided to stop in and try the food. There is a take out menu and price list - but if you sit at the open area at the front you get the take out price. There is a larger... More 

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Thank diveydivey
London, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw all the other great reviews for this place and were keen to try it. But after eating there, we just can't figure out what everyone else is raving about. We are not complainers. We like lots of things...from nice restaurants to pub grub and generally write positive reviews. But we can't recommend Bobbejan's. We visited on a Saturday... More 

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Thank S and A T
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love BBQ, this is the go-to place on the island. We ordered Gado Gado, ribs and the variety plate of ribs, chicken and satay. The prices are very budget friendly. This place rocks in the evening - only open on Fri - Sun. The phone was ringing off the hook while we waited for our take out. This... More 

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Thank Renny B
St. George, Utah
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were happy to find this place. Ribs were good. Chicken was also good. Tuna was just ok. Popular place, deserves to be.

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Thank mark v
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We just arrived in Bonaire today, and after traveling for two days, waking up in a hotel this morning with no hot water (and, therefore, no shower) - we were tired and hungry. We had already picked up groceries, but we decided we wanted to eat out for our dinners while we are here, so where to go? This is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

For $10 you get a huge plate of food. Place is packed and from what I understand often a line up. They are not open everyday so make sure you check hours of operation before you go. The ribs were so good done to perfection. Lots of people doing take-a-way. There is a sit down area too.

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Thank gypsyontour
Manalapan, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Good eats. We had takeout (didn't know until we arrived that it was an option). Place was packed and aphad a wait for tables. Our order was taken quickly, husband didn't even finish our beer before our order came! Sampler (chicken sate, ribs, chicken pieces) and rib dinner both with fries (actually only needed one with fries - they gave... More 

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Thank K W
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Great, finger-licking, sweet - just a few words to describe their ribs. As a long time grill-master and lover of all things BBQ, I can say that these folks know how to do it. Enjoy them with their homemade fruit punch (which would also have been great with some rum I suspect)...

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Thank Bill H
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were in Bonaire this summer and surprisingly on the one night I didn't fancy cooking it was suggested that we have a take-out from Bobbejans - which is what I hoped we would do. The first time I had a Bobbejans was 4 years ago and I can still take the great flavours.. So this time we ordered a... More 

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Saint George, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This is my first time in Bonaire, but the friends I'm with have been here several times and this place was highly recommended by all of them!! We ate there our first night here last week and it was delicious!! For the celebration of my scuba certification we will be going again this evening!! This is an authentic must try!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: 717-4783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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