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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Summerfield, FL
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Native Long Islander where we would pass 4 pizza places to get to the one we REALLY liked! Bob's tops my list here in Central Fla and is the ONLY place that serves veal and peppers!!! Trust a NY'er...the only place for northeast pizza and wonderful Italian food is Bob's. TRUST ME!!!!

Thank Mr_New_Yawk
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've rare there 3 or 4 times in the last two weeks. WOW! The Stromboli is amazing, yesterday we had the pizza and today we had the baked Italian subs. Everything was amazing. I'm sure it's the best pizza in Marion county.

1 Thank G8rmann
Ocala, FL
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden Gem in the area...Food is great as is the service. Nice atmosphere and they do have a large selection of wine and a fair selection of beer. Their Tiramisu is Excellent.

1 Thank dayvcrocket
The Villages, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Big Bob's is better than most Italian restaurants, but the thing that really stood out was the service. It was friendly, efficient, and very attentive. It made the experience better than most other restaurants. We enjoyed our meals and consider them to be above average but not at the exceptionally high end that we rarely find in... More 

Thank Howard M
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Who would guess that a terrific Italian restaurant would exist at a gas station?! All of us had great food there. My dinner was veal and peppers in a rich tomato sauce over linguini. Great balance of flavors. My husband's dish was osso buco with risotto. Salad came first with the house Italian dressing. My husband thought that the meat... More 

Thank Sheryl G
Beaufort, South Carolina
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Small Italian restaurant with a large menu and delicious pizza. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice family owned alternative to the plethora of chains in the area.

Thank spadefoot
The Villages, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stopped here after dinner up the road at Alfie's, as was highly recommended by others in our party. Tirimasu and a lemon cake were fabulous! Server was gracious and friendly. Will definitely go back for pizza or Italian dinner based on recommendations of friends who ate there, plus quality of desserts and service.

Thank dzine33
Haslett, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We heard that this place doesn't look like much from the road and that is correct. Once you pass through the front door you have entered a warm, cozy space with great food. The menu is extensive and prices are very reasonable. Not crazy about the garlic knots served with the meal but everything else was wonderful. We didn't try... More 

Thank Travel_Girl_52
The Villages, Florida
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Looks like a small hole in the wall but wow what a surprise we had pizza and it was really good. Our friends had the lasagna and it looked yummy. Service was great, it is a small place so get there early. They also offer carry out.

Thank Mary J
Summerfield, Florida
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We recently ate at Bob’s and as usual, the service and food were great. The place was packed but that did not affect fast service. We all got pizzas and salads. The salads are large and very fresh. The pizzas came fast and were delicious. We will be sure to return.

Thank Chaump

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: 352-288-4200
Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?