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“great local food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bobbejan's

Bobbejan's
Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
717-4783
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Ranked #20 of 69 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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“great local food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Local people line up before 6 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Our apartment is in sight of BobbeJan's and we get to watch from our rooftop patio. When she opens, cars blow their horns and everyone converges. She does a healthy takeaway business and also has seating in the rear under a tent. Good ribs, chicken, etc. Each meal comes with cole slaw or salad, fries or rice, and it is fun to experience the atmosphere. We enjoyed our visit very much.

Visited December 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Middleville, Michigan
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“Horrible service (again) but the food is soooo good!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have been coming here for years. Always consistent - great food, poor service.

This week my wife and I ate in the back Ordered two specials - waited, waited, asked, waited, asked, waited.

Watched two dinners come out and go to the two locals behind us that arrived 45 minutes AFTER us.

Yup - they gave them out food.

We waited some more.....

Our food came. Out of salad (cole slaw). OK, we can live with that. But, no chicken?!!?

The waitress - not the original, never saw here again after our first "ask" for our food - said "we are out of chicken, didn't they tell you?"

No, they didn't.

Of course, when we ordered - they weren't out of chicken!!!

Oh, well....I'm used to Carib Time and Bonaire Time (after 20+ trips to Bonaire, you would be too).

But, this place is getting sooooo slow.

They food, however, is always great.

So, my kids arrived this AM and guess what they want for tonight - Bobbejan's (to-go)!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Always Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We take the Redeye from Newark so arrive early on Saturday. After unpacking, diving and food shopping during the day we always have a healthy appetite for dinner. For the past few years we make a point of dining at Bobbejans our first night on the island.

Their ribs are delicious, the beer nice and cold. Very good meal at a reasonable price.

Visited December 2013
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Hockessin, Delaware
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“Ribs Fish BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Smelled the BBQ smoking next door to Bonaire Oceanfront Apts all afternoon! Good ribs, grilled fish, sateh etc. very popular with local people. Takeout or eat in the dining room or best on the front porch. Cheap and fast, not romantic but authentic. Friendly staff.

Visited November 2013
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“All it was expected to be....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We tried to go at lunch on a Saturday but it was closed - it has limited opening hours but is well worth the wait. About 10 tables and not really the place for a romantic night out (I was plonked next to a couple as it was the only table left and think spoilt their evening). The good was as expected - ribs were excellent, chicken very good and (my wife's choice) the dish was over cooked. For BBQ and beer really excellent and great for kids as well .... But not a romantic night out! At $60 for three not bad for a very large plate of very nice BBQ meat - but do not go expecting anything else. Open Saturday night and Sunday lunch and evening only.

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