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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-4200
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily...
Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No No NO!

The worst food I have ever had---- and it was a pizza and eggplant- Frozen food would have been better- I actually was sick from it. Stop at Publix and get a frozen pizza your better off.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jndobbin
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The worst food I have ever had---- and it was a pizza and eggplant- Frozen food would have been better- I actually was sick from it. Stop at Publix and get a frozen pizza your better off.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We decided to eat at Big Bob's because of the good reviews and we weren't disappointed at all. My husband ordered the meat lasagna which was served with a salad loaded with pretty standard lettuce, cucumbers, red onion and olives, but nicely done in a tasty house Italian dressing. We also got a large basket of 4 rolls at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Big Bob's has good (but not great) Italian food. My Calamari was overcooked and hence tough although the rest of the seafood in the dish was fine. My wife's veal was also overcooked and tough. Flavors were great but not worth the 30 minute drive from the Villages, FL. Service was excellent and the entertainment was good.

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The Villages, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A friend recommended Big Bob's for a surprising treat. And indeed it has been for us! We have eaten at Big Bob's three times and have never been disappointed. The pasta sauce is fantastic! Makes you want to get lots of it so that you can scoop it up with your garlic rolls. My favorite dish is angel hair spaghetti... More 

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great food and great fast service. It's a gem in Ocklawaha! Don't hesitate to try it! Best stuffed shells ever!

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Madison, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: 352-288-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?