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Bobarino's At The Bob

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American, Italian, Mexican, Pizza
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20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
+1 616-356-2000
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Surprisingly Good.

We were looking for a place to eat that wasn't far from our hotel and Bobarino's was recommended. The sandwich was very good and the pot roast was good as well. When we were there it wasn't busy and the service was good. The manger stopped by to check on us, which is always a plus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Steven C
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat that wasn't far from our hotel and Bobarino's was recommended. The sandwich was very good and the pot roast was good as well. When we were there it wasn't busy and the service was good. The manger stopped by to check on us, which is always a plus.

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

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the pot roast! It's my favorite item on the menu! Hope to see you again if you're back in Grand Rapids! More 

Milford, Michigan
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is the restaurant on the second floor of the three-story bar called the B.O.B. If you're in Grand Rapids this is a great place to visit. We stopped by for lunch and had chicken wings and flat bread pizza. The beer selection is excellent. The service was very good as well.

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

Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you again next time you're in town! More 

Lansing, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went there as a large 150 group for a high school band, everything was set up months ago! When we arrived we were taken to one side of the building, there were not enough seats for everyone to sit and we were scattered between 2 rooms, after almost 1/2 hour they set up an extra table. They were not... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry and concerned to hear about your negative experience at Bobarino's. Our catering department is well known for outstanding service, and it seems we missed the mark on this instance! We love the opportunity to discuss your experience so we can improve our service in the future, and would also try make it... More 

Trufant, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I ate here for the first time with my family on a Saturday night before the Griffins game. We were told it would be a 20 minute wait that ended up being 30 minutes. We were right by the kitchen and I couldn't believe how much food was up but waiting for a long time to go out as we... More 

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

I am very sorry to hear that your nachos arrived cold before the game! We strive to have really high standards, and it seems we may have missed the mark. I'm glad to hear that the manager attempted to try to make up for this, but we'd love to turn your 2 star review into a 5 star review. Please... More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Decided to eat at The Bob after the concert at Van Andel.... Food was excellent... Dueling pianos awesome... Everyone there was having a good time. Definitely would go again if in the area.

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

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service after the concert at Bobarino's! The dueling pianos are a great time. Hope you come back the next time you are at a concert at the Van Andel! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

service was good.. The food was very good and somewhat inventive and the cocktails cold and on time. We'll go back

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

Happy to hear your kind words! Chef Ed puts a lot of creativity into our menu, and we're glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

By far the worst dinning experience we ever had . Purchased a Fox 17 $50 voucher online , then made dinner reservations at 7:00 in Bobarino's for our wedding anniversary. First off there is none or very little Handicap parking next we could not find any Waite staff at the front door, at least 10 min. standing there with no... More 

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's At The Bob, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your negative experience at our restaurant. Bobarino's prides itself on outstanding hospitality, and unfortunately, it seems we didn't live up to this standard. We have taken all of your comments to heart, and if you gave us another chance to remedy the situation, I think you would be pleasantly surprised by our service... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped in at Bobarino's during ArtPrize. We had a group of six and were waited on by Michaela (sp?) who was great! Even though she appeared to be pretty swamped, we were never waiting long to order more drinks or food. The appetizers were great, the burger was fantasic, but man, do they know how to mix a drink!... More 

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

Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words. I know from experience that Mikaela is an AWESOME server and she loves doing what she does. We strive to give the best service and appreciate your feedback to know when we are doing a good job. Your compliments mean so much to our staff and our servers who work hard to... More 

Michigan
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We just wandered into this restaurant - in the BOB ( big old building). It looks like a more authentic TGIFs with better food. There's a dining area - or two - with booths overlooking town (on the second floor) and a funky bar that looked like fun! We had Mac and cheese, a really good seafood pasta and a... More 

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

We just wandered into this restaurant - in the BOB ( big old building). It looks like a more authentic TGIFs with better food. There's a dining area - or two - with booths overlooking town (on the second floor) and a funky bar that looked like fun! We had Mac and cheese, a really good seafood pasta and a... More 

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant is open to the action of the Art Prize venue of the BOB with rooftop dining available. We particularly loved the perfectly done pizza which was served piping hot on a crisp crust. The Art Prize atmosphere swirled around us, but we were seated away from the action so it was quiet enough for conversation. The waiter was... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing that with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here and we hope to see you again soon! You really can't go wrong with our delicious pizza ;) its so good! More 

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