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Bobarino's At The Bob

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Italian, Mexican, American, Pizza
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20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
+1 616-356-2000
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., Is a melting pot of great food...
Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., Is a melting pot of great food and drinks, live entertainment, and pure fun. Chef Edward John's new menu is both familiar and inspiring, twisting perceptions about new american with exciting Asian, Mexican, and Italian flavors. This isn't just bar food. Bobarino's uses farm fresh, local ingredients from local growers, and always has amazing specials to expand and entice your pallet. Bobarino's also features a legendary array of wood-fired pizzas, some have called the best in Grand Rapids. The bar features taps with revolving Bob's Beers, local crafts, and domestics. We also offer specialty Michigan crafts in the bottle. Our signature seasonal cocktail menu is handcrafted my our staff Mixologist, and our wine list features local favorites for any price range. Dueling Pianos is the feature 9pm - 1am Friday and Saturday nights. The always hilarious artists take your requests, that is unless someone else stops your song! Adjacent to the always hopping stage, is our large game and billiards room. Test your skills on Big Buck or Golden Tee, or enjoy the classic billiards and shuffle board tables while watching the biggest sporting events our large collection of new plasma screens. Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2pm everything on our lunch menu is $6.50 Including buffet for greglist members
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food and BEER

We ate dinner at Bobarino's this past weekend. The food was good. My salmon was a bit overcooked and there was a bit too much sauce in my dish as in my wife's dish. But overall, we enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Ted F
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Monticello, Indiana
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott which is across the street, so we walked over to The B.O.B. We decided on Bobarion's for dinner and found out that they had dueling piano's starting up at 9pm so we ended up staying after dinner for drinks and entertainment. We had the shrimp and beef tenderloin kabobs and they were amazing.... More 

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Gilmore C, Marketing Ambassador at Bobarino's At The Bob, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your night with us! We are happy that you enjoyed our kabobs and dueling pianos. If you are coming to town for ArtPrize, be sure to stop by. We will have a great collection of art all over the building and we are excited to hear how our new servers have grown! Thanks again for the... More 

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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate dinner at Bobarino's this past weekend. The food was good. My salmon was a bit overcooked and there was a bit too much sauce in my dish as in my wife's dish. But overall, we enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant

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Gilmore C, Marketing Ambassador at Bobarino's At The Bob, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words, Ted. We apologize that our salmon was overcooked and for the large amount of sauce. We will let our kitchen know so this will not happen again. We are thrilled to hear that you liked our beer. It is something we take a lot of pride in, and anytime we get positive... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

From Atlanta, I have been to the B.O.B. last year, returned and my Niece chose this restaurant as she is vegan. She liked her kale salad. My Nephew & I had the shrimp & beef kabobs. The beef was very tough & had to spit out every other piece, very chewy with gristle. Chef said it was Angus beef tips.... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Came here after a concert at the recommendation of a friend. Food was delicious. I had the pot roast, which was so savory & yummy. I could have cut the beef with my fork! My friend had the turkey panini & loved it too. We were also lucky to see the dualing pianos performance. They were great, the long haired... More 

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College Station, Texas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A good variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas on the menu. Each of our party of three enjoyed what we ordered (BBQ pizza, cubano sandwich, and buffalo mac & cheese) and had a hard time finishing our generous portions. Greeter and waitstaff were friendly and offered menu suggestions. The atmosphere was rather noisy (Saturday evening, a few small groups,... More 

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Dothan
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We got there for happy hour (4-6) and there were half price appetizers and discounted beers. That was good! The food tasted good and the beer was cold. Our waiter was bored or didn't like his job or something I suppose. I asked a question and he actually rolled his eyes at me while answering. He was also slow and... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love The B.O.B. and Bobarino's! The classic mac and cheese is one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. I came back just for that and it was still delicious almost two years later! Our waitress was super nice and efficient. I am very impressed!

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Saline, Michigan
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

So the BOB (big old building) has many restaurants inside but Bobarinos (on the 3rd floor) is my favorite. They have any food you could imagine however I always get the shishkaBOB, duh! The servers are friendly and the building is neat. They usually have live music and there is a comedy club on the top floor. They have a... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in to the second floor at The BOB, was able to grab a quick drink at the bar while waiting for patio seating to become available. The service was helpful and friendly, much appreciated. The killer kale salad was one of the best salads I've had in awhile, I'd head back for the salad alone! Right in the heart... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Was a slow night but our sever never checked up on us! All of the food besides the buffalo chicken egg rolls we ordered sucked, I'd rather eat at Friday's around the block.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-356-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., Is a melting pot of great food and drinks, live entertainment, and pure fun. Chef Edward John's new menu is both familiar and inspiring, twisting perceptions about new american with exciting Asian, Mexican, and Italian flavors. This isn't just bar food. Bobarino's uses farm fresh, local ingredients from local growers, and always has amazing specials to expand and entice your pallet. Bobarino's also features a legendary array of wood-fired pizzas, some have called the best in Grand Rapids. The bar features taps with revolving Bob's Beers, local crafts, and domestics. We also offer specialty Michigan crafts in the bottle. Our signature seasonal cocktail menu is handcrafted my our staff Mixologist, and our wine list features local favorites for any price range. Dueling Pianos is the feature 9pm - 1am Friday and Saturday nights. The always hilarious artists take your requests, that is unless someone else stops your song! Adjacent to the always hopping stage, is our large game and billiards room. Test your skills on Big Buck or Golden Tee, or enjoy the classic billiards and shuffle board tables while watching the biggest sporting events our large collection of new plasma screens. Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2pm everything on our lunch menu is $6.50 Including buffet for greglist members
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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