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“A diner/bar combo” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bobby's Barrel Inn

Bobby's Barrel Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Volo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Chicago
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2,004 reviews
1,300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,170 helpful votes
“A diner/bar combo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Three of us had tacos and a few beers here. This place is a dive bar but actually looks like an old diner. I have never seen a combination like this before. We were told that on Tuesday and Saturday nights they serve all you can eat broasted chicken and on Wednesdays and Saturdays they serve all you can eat fish.

Bobby Barrel inn is located near the Volo Antique Mall.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cary, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food at local jointing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Ate here in Friday night after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. If you are looking for a white table cloth resturant...this is not the place. If you like goid food with personal service...highly recommended

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1 Thank Scott H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good food, good people, great value.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

I love this place! they always have daily specials, the service is great, and the people are extremely friendly. this is definitely a place I'd recommend if you're in the area! ill keep going back!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ecoop86
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

We are locals & love Bobby's. We go for breakfast & dinner. Breakfast is amazing. Homemade corn beef hash-YUM! Always lots of specials. Friendly service. Dinner is awesome too. Fish fry is delish-lots of varieties, not just all fried. Monday's & Thursday's are Mexican night w/ $1.25 beef tacos that we love! Truthfully, we go too often for that-you can't make tacos for that cheap! Beer & margarita specials then too!! We are rewards members also, so we get coupons & $10 off for birthdays/anniversary. Love Bobby's!!

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Woodstock, Illinois, United States
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“GREAT home made food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We've been here several times and I've forgotten to review. This time we went after visiting the Volo Auto Museum down up the road just north of the restaurant.

Their service is great, food plentiful and delicious. It's a small place dispite how large it looks from the outside. They serve full meals (like home made meatloaf) as well as burgers, sandwiches and light eater plates. Full and long bar - comfortable to eat there as well if the around 10 booths/tables are occupied. Wood and old lakeside bar atmosphere - very casual and comfortable. Young children are not discouraged, but it is kind of close quarters, so if your kids are fussy or over active, it might not be the place for them.

It's set back from the intersection of Rts 12 and 120 and can be accessed from either road. There are other businesses between it and the roads, but it's very visable with a white exterior and bright blue awnings, but not a lot of signage.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MaryAnn H
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