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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
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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
Dualing Pianos

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Candice T
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English first
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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
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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 

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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?