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Bobbejan's

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Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
717-4783
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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is only open Friday 6-10p, Saturday 6-10 and Sunday 12-2p and 6-10p. Don't leave Bonaire without eating here at least once! The restaurant is small (there are more tables in the back) and they also offer takeaway. If you have a group call ahead and they'll reserve a table. The menu is small, but the food they offer... More 

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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree with the bigger part of other reviewers: Bobbejan has the best ribs on the island. Meaty, tender and tasty, and for a good price. This including loads of fries and coleslaw. Their chicken saté and chicken legs are also very good. Yes, it's not your typical BBQ-joint you might be used to if you're from the... More 

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Thank Carolus V
Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs on the Island. The food is cheap and it is plenty. We by one portion for the to of us. IT is very popular so be there early. You want regret it😊

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Thank numeroono
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is so great and the staff are very friendly and were very accomadating to our large group. Lovely casual setting as well.

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Thank Maddi L
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Good food, nice service, typical family run place. Special touches in decorating and the kitchen is right there. Prices are good, I have been watching them climb every two years of so but not out of line. We had a group of 12 and maxed out their one group table. Still good service. We went early.

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Thank Cheri V
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you are not up for a different style rib.. ie you only like Memphis style or Carolina style or Texas style, then you probably won't like these. These ribs are small and meaty with an outstanding and unique sauce!!! And don't forget to try the coleslaw - again Island style. The customer service is always friendly and service is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had heard about Bobbejan's via several groups of fellow divers who frequented it every time they visit Bonaire, so decided we needed to try it this time. Very glad we did! Service was fast and responsive and the food was great. To be fair (especially to southerners from the US), this is not the typical barbecue one would get... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I'm so glad I stumbled across this place years ago and I keep coming back. Polite service, excellent quality food, really innovative cole slaw recipe and of course terrific ribs. The price was low and I was happy to tip big. Clean and comfortable, friendly staff and customers. I generally don't like a super strong BBQ flavor on my ribs... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I would rate it nice, fine and ok. I guess we are a little put off having to wait til 5 mins after 6 for them to open. Not customer accommodating. Food was in big portions and different, but good. Still felt like we were the ones to bow down them, in the US it's not that way. Just sayin

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We weren't big fans of this style of BBQ. The ribs were small and the meat was a bit on the chewy side. We like our ribs tender and fall of the bone style. The sauce was interesting, it Reminded me a bit of Thai peanut satay sauce. It was good to try while were were in Bonaire, but I'm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Barbecue, American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: 717-4783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?