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Big Bob's Pizza

661 Croswell Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3003
+1 616-233-0123
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“calzone” (7 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“big bobs” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
661 Croswell Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3003
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Seriously if this place rates 4 stars then I am a 10, when I am a solid 6. Remember I am an Italian from Philadelphia. Sweet pizza and sweet sauce very mushy spaghetti. The photo is Chicken Parmesan. But you tell me if you could...More

Thank bobthemagicfan
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Was our last day in GR and decided on pizza for late lunch /early supper. We like to try as many local areas as possible when visiting other towns and I don’t think you could get more local than Big Bobs. Service was great as...More

Thank Tradhunter
Reviewed February 27, 2018

We came here to celebrate Valentine's Day early with a calzone, and Big Bob's did NOT disappoint! This place has the best calzones, and they are large enough to split. We ordered Caesar Side salads (great dressing, slices of Parmesan) and split our Pepperoni and...More

Thank rjrjj
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Rjrjj- Thanks for the review, and kind words about the place. Glad you were able to enjoy pre Valentine's Day with us. We will keep the beers rotating until your return. Have a great week.

Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Loved the food and variety of drinks. Service and food delivery were very quick. A tad bit loud but I have some issues with my voice so it does not carry well, not their fault. Honestly fell in love with the place.

Thank Daryl H
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Daryl- Thanks for the visit and the review. Appreciate the feedback - with vaulted ceilings the place does get pretty loud depending on the night. Hope your week goes well and we look forward to your return.

Reviewed August 16, 2017

Pizza here is great and they have some interesting combinations. Although I want to rate this restaurant higher, there is just a little something missing for me. They have a great little bar, where locals and visitors alike gather for happy hour and always look...More

Thank egrlbk
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Egrlbk- Thanks for the valuable feedback. Sorry the takeout occasions have not been the best. I am a believer that food is best when fresh out of the oven but if sub par we would love the chance to make it right for you. We...More

Reviewed July 25, 2017

The server was truly excellent ... quickly to the table, same with delivery of the excellent marguerita and iced waters. Bean dip was pathetic ... like out of a can, with a little cheese on top. The Reuben unfortunately was lacking too ... rye bread...More

Thank HC Peter S
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

HC Peter S- thanks for taking the time to type to a review but feel you may have the wrong business that you reviewed. We don't have a bean dip nor do we have a Reuben. I am sure the place that you went to...More

Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and the place was very busy. After standing around for a few minutes waiting we decided we would just skip this place. The waiter grabbed us on our way out the door and promptly got us a table. Very nice guy. Service was...More

Thank Efren K
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Efren- Thanks for the valuable feedback. Thankful our staff pulled you back in to check us out. We do get busy but our staff does their best to acknowledge customers when they enter. We do all of our dough and sauce in house but appreciate...More

Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a Fathers Day lunch with my wife and two dogs. My wife and I each had a great salad and my dad had an awesome hot sub. Our two Shelties were happy laying outside, and our waitress gave them a huge bowl...More

Thank Jordan F
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Jordan F- Thanks for the review and we are glad the four of you had a great visit celebrating Fathers Day. We are dog people (you may have seen some of the pictures on the wall) The company name is Labrador Partners so we knew...More

Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

The food is really good as is the location. Prices are good. However, service is really, really, really slow (and they're not busy).would like to come back but.........More

Thank Dan M
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Dan M- thank you for the review and valuable feedback to help us become better. We normally are very efficient with ticket times but apologize that was not the case on your visit. May have had an off day/ night but hope we still have...More

Reviewed May 28, 2017

Great food and beer! Fun atmosphere! Kinda hidden on a side road of East Grand Rapids , so check the map!

Thank luvsun23
Rob L, Owner at Big Bob's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Luvsun23- Thanks for the review. We are off the beaten path but glad you found us. We look forward to your return. Cheers!

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Donna Jacobson J
June 26, 2017|
Response from Rob L | Property representative |
Donna- sorry for the late response. Just getting signed back in to trip advisor. The deck is wide open now with the cold weather... haha. We don't do reservations but hopefully we were able to accommodate you and your family... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Croswell Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-233-0123
Big Bob's Pizza is a family friendly restaurant serving the Grand Rapids and surrounding community since 1983. We have a beer, wine, and spirits to accommodate our extensive menu. TV's featuring various sports and a warm, friendly atmosphere to enjoy them in. Stop in and see us in person. We look forward to your visit.
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