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Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
717-4783
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 92
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Feels like the Islands

Great ribs and fish. Excellent service. Only open on the weekends. This place just feels like Bonaire and not like something trying to be more than is possible on an island in the middle of nowhere. It's relaxed, comfortable and the food is terrific. Went back three times over two weeks. Don't miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great ribs and fish. Excellent service. Only open on the weekends. This place just feels like Bonaire and not like something trying to be more than is possible on an island in the middle of nowhere. It's relaxed, comfortable and the food is terrific. Went back three times over two weeks. Don't miss it.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

They open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I think this business is mostly a labor of love. The food is simple, but delicious -- get the BBQ ribs, you won't be disappointed. Service is friendly and prompt, atmosphere is nice in an outdoor garden.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I'm only reviewing a couple of places to eat on Boanire. We have eaten at so many, and most have nothing "wrong", but they are pricey, a bit slow, and the food, while good, just never seems to be worth what we pay. This is one of the three places well worth the price. My wife loves the ribs (and... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the food and service very good ribs are delicious, is a small but cozy place their owners are very nice

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Lakewood
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The ribs and satey chicken are amazing. It was clear from the amount of people stopping in that this place is an island favorite for locals and tourists alike. Easy, laid back atmosphere.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Food is great and the whole of Bonaire is there every weekend. I love the bigger garden and will always go back.

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday....don't miss it. Great ribs and sate. Cold beer. Fair prices. A Bonaire institution. Love it.

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boulder co
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It's pronounced baba yawn (the j in Dutch is y-like). Oh what ribs! This tiny place has been here for the past geologic age. It's so popular it only has to open on weekends. Dinnertime it has a garden-like setting (bring insect repellent) and all other times it's take-out with a few tall bistro tables. Fab fries and good steaks,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a great time at BobbeJan's thanks to their eccellente BBQ. Nice staff and great ribs! One night we had also a take away to eat at home, very fast service.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had take away ribs on our last night of holiday, had to wait 35 minutes because it was so busy but thats because it is only open Fri-Sun and very popular. The ribs were good, came with a nice satay sauce on the side. Would visit again

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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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