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The B.O.B.

$$ - $$$American, ,
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
+1 616-356-2000
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time there between Thanksgiving and New Years. It is a lot of fun, and they always have great live music. The basement has giant Jenga, ping pong, beer pong, a one-man band, and it just feels cozy down there. The ground...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MissMargie19
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Margie, thank you so much for the great review! We're happy to hear you had fun with us during your last couple of visits. Hopefully the next time around, you are able to dine with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the BOB at 4:40 pm on a Saturday night. They were out of both wheat beers. Pork had too much pepper on the bark. Sound system in basement, too loud as we were close to the speaker. Very dark, hard too see....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Karen R
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen, we are very sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us at The BOB. Please feel free to reach out to our manager Felicia (fflores@gilmorec.com) to elaborate on your review and tell us how we can improve for your next visit. Thank...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We were in Grand Rapids for a board symposium and were here for a buffet dinner. It was held in a large area with plenty of room to walk around and mingle with other attendees. The food was above average for a buffet meal, however,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mfspears
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Thank you for the kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your buffet dinner with our Gilmore Catering team. We apologize for the low dessert count, and we will make note of this for future events. We hope you join us again soon!

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Love going to The Bob. Always fun! From people watching, listening to music, playing games, eating and drinking!!! How can you beat that. All in one place!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LSA54
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! We're happy to hear you had a great time with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 18, 2018

I was here for a business function, so we had the third and fourth floor to ourselves. The ambiance was quite nice and the bartender we had was great. Next time I would like to try one of the public spaces downstairs. It was quite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 652jeniferw
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that our Gilmore Catering team provided and fun, accommodating experience for you. We look forward to seeing you at one of our restaurants soon!

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

At the BOB for a business function. The food, service and ambiance was nice. The bartender made an extra effort to make sure we had what we wanted.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rhonda H
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for the kind review, Rhonda! We are happy to hear that you had excellent service during your visit, and we hope to see you at The BOB again soon!

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by BOB Gilly's on Sun Sept 30 and ordered a draft beer qnd taco appetizer. After eating one of tacos I reached over and grabbed some bar napkins to wipe my face and hands. The bartender shift supervisor I presume then got in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James L
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Hi James, we are very sorry about this experience. This is not the standard that we uphold with any of our Gilmore Collection restaurants and venues. Please contact our manager Felicia at fflores@gilmorec.com to elaborate on your experience and tell us how we can improve...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Our sons best friend got married and the reception was on the 4th floor of the bob. Food was excellent as was the service. The Room handled over 200 people easily. Fun place to have this reception. Bad thing it was the last night of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gschleiffer
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for the excellent review! Our Gilmore Catering team is truly spectacular and we are happy to hear that they provided a great reception for your son's best friend. We hope you are able to dine with us again soon!

Reviewed October 4, 2018

For some reason, The B>O>B> always seems to have the best entries for Art Prize. Add a decent and reasonable meal, we have a winner!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kathy203
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, Kathy! We love the arts and always strive to have an excellent variety of art throughout the building during ArtPrize. We hope you join us again soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

After walking around town enjoying art prize, we stopped at BOB Looking for more art, and also had a salad & a pizza there. Great place to sit down and relax with a beer BOB stands for Big Old Bldg .. has several stories of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DebbieE811
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Hi Debbie, thank you for the excellent review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your ArtPrize experience with us, and we hope you join us again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-356-2000
Description
The B.O.B. Is home to B.O.B.'S Brewery, The House of Music & Entertainment, Gilly's, Judson's Steakhouse, Bobarino's, Dr. Grins Comedy Club, and Eve.
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