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Bobby's Barrel Inn

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) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Volo $$ - $$$ American,
35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
+1 815-385-8811
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish fry” (23 reviews)
“cod” (8 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
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6:00 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

We have been going to Bobby's for over 15 years and with me traveling 140 flights a year never thought to write a review for Pete and his wonderful staff. We usually go there for breakfast but just lately have started going for lunch and...More

Thank jbwaaadeal
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

With the all you can eat fish fry on Fridays, your refills come out quickly, hot, and as much and prepared how you want it (several preparation varieties offered). Staff work well together and help each other in responding to customer requests.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed November 28, 2016

This place is good for breakfast and lunch. They have a wide variety of food to choose from. The owner is friendly too.

Thank KRIS W
Reviewed November 21, 2016

A place to go to eat and enjoy great food, good service in a very friendly relaxed country atmosphere.

Thank powelltom
Reviewed November 6, 2016

This place is not too big, but really nice, as was everyone who worked there. I had the fish fry which was excellent. They offer it cooked 4 different ways, and unlike some other places they allow you to have one of each right from...More

Thank peter w
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Not your normal fish fry, served many diff ways also ayce or single but portion is good sized with fries and cole slaw which is delis.

Thank wickers1036
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having tried most places around our area...I decided to see what "yelp" had to say about where the best burger was...Bobby's Barrel Inn came up as #1 according to our location at the time! We had never eaten here before, so we decided to give...More

Thank JFLovestravel51
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Great All Ya Can Eat Fish. Have tried MANY Places around the area, and NONE can beat Bobby's. AND the service from the young waitress that has been there over 5 years, is as thought she just started and wants to make sure you are...More

Thank TSkip
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have been here for breakfast many times and always had good food with plenty of it and usually skip lunch as I ate way too much for breakfast. The owner usually gives you a warm greeting and the wait staff is always friendly with...More

Thank Thomas R K
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Best breakfast anywhere...ANYWHERE! Love it. Burgers are fantastic best in the area. Service is on-spot and always with a smile. While the interior is not that of fine dining or that of the local fast food places, it does have a certain cozy ambiance. If...More

Thank kfessett
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Volo
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-8811
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