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All 6 Ocklawaha Restaurants

Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-4200
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Ocklawaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
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Madison, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I hesitated weither I should rate this 4 star because the food was not as good as I hoped it would be...with the exception of the cream of onion soup. Really good. What was worth 5 stars was the service and price of the fare. I have had a pizza from their to go operation and really enjoyed it. Would... More 

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Ocklawaha, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There's a full menu, and the dining room was recently expanded and redecorated, but you're going to love the pizza. It really is the best in the area. I suppose it could have something to do with the fact that the owner is from New Jersey.

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The Villages, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! Who would have thought such great Italian cuisine could be found in a storefront behind a gas station! We had dinner at Big Bob's on a Tuesday night and not only did we have an excellent meal but we're entertained by a wonderful musician, "The Godfather". The eggplant parmigiana was one of the best I've ever... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From the outside, Big Bob's looks like a disappointment after driving awhile to find it. It looks like a pizza take-out place in a small strip mall with a gas station...and it is all of that...but wait until you step inside to the left of the pizza shop... Bada bing bada boom - you're in a cozy Italian resturant in... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a surprise. If you are not watching, you will drive right by it. Gas station in front and Big Bobs is just to the right of it. This was our second time back. The eggplant parmigiana is outstanding. The chicken parmigiana and veal parmigiana is good and tastes great. Food is served hot. The garlic rolls were good. A... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The restaurant is situated on the corner building of a strip mall. The restaurant consists of a take out area separate and apart from the restaurant which has booths as well as tables. We went there with another couple for dinner. We had the Veal Picatta, Eggplant Parmesan and a Pizza and Calamari Appetizer. All of the food was excellent... More 

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Belleview, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The pizza was okay/good. The waitress was friendly and nice. The prices are decent. The owner is a moron, a jerk, and uses profanity every other word. What in the world??? There were kids there.

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was here for lunch. Ordered a Hot Sub. Food was mediocre, service nonchalant, and cleanliness questionable (you have to walk through a kitchen serving area to get to restrooms. They have a serving tray of rolls with lid not secure sitting just outside of restroom on one other occasion I have ordered take out from here. Did not remember... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A friend told us about this place so we traveled about 15 minutes from The Villages to check it out. We are so glad we did. The servers were friendly and efficient, the food was flavorful. We had the eggplant parm, chicken francese, chicken parm and Big Bob's pasta combo All came with fresh salads and bread. My husband had... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the Italian sub. Kids had pizza. Sub was toasted and cold, pizza was hot as the sun. Ordered on phone told time to pick up I arrived on time order was late. Almost 20 minutes late. It was just ok. Service was really slow and not really friendly just "matter of fact" type of people.

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Additional Information about Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

Address: 12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
Phone Number: 352-288-4200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
Cuisine: Italian

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