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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 - 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: 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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  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
    Poor
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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
Pizza fairly good, service not so much!

Visited with a large business group. Two of us opted for the pizza, which was fairly good, but served cold. Most of our colleagues pasta and fish dished were also served cold. This was in contrast to the restaurant temperature that was pushing 76 degrees and most uncomfortable for a Italian eatery... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited with a large business group. Two of us opted for the pizza, which was fairly good, but served cold. Most of our colleagues pasta and fish dished were also served cold. This was in contrast to the restaurant temperature that was pushing 76 degrees and most uncomfortable for a Italian eatery featuring carb laden dishes. We asked the server... More 

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Battle Creek, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Rather expensive drinks and service could be a lot better. They cut a lot of staff after the dinner rush even though it was a Saturday night and many people were there drinking. The server said she would be back in a couple hours. Making the server work a split shift to save a couple bucks and forcing the customer... More 

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

Addrake, we apologize for your experience Saturday night. We will make this right for future visits. More 

Holland, Michigan
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were told 30 min. wait time - it was more like 45. Not a big deal unless you're trying to get to a show on time. We rushed ourselves by getting 2 appetizers....... next time I will allow more time and order something less hurried. It's a great venue - a great spot. They serve a lot of people... More 

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

Nicole H, we greatly appreciate your patients! So glad you enjoyed yourself. Visit us again soon! More 

Orland Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had one large table for 10 reserved for graduation day. We called a week prior and asked if we could increase the number of people to 14 but we were told they were fully booked and not taking any more reservations but the extra people could sit at the bar if seats were available. They also said they were... More 

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

ShariOP, we are so glad that Scott could help! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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
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183 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Additional Information about Bobarino's At The Bob

Address: 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: +1 616-356-2000
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Pizza

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?