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Bobarino's at The B.O.B.

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20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
+1 616-356-2000
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11:30 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,264 reviews
596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service was excellent. The goat cheese and arugula pizza and shrimp lettuce wraps were amazing! Rooftop seating was beautiful with a nice view and they also have a music and comedy!

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Thank Shelliu
Oakland County, Michigan
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249 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Courtyard Marriott, which happens to be across the street from The B.O.B., so we decided to stop in for a beer before heading over to Van Andel for the Def Leppard concert. Big place, outdoor balcony/patio seating, so that was a bonus. Beer was ok, but nothing special.

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Thank dmacnmi
Gilmore C, Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

We're glad you liked our place, but are disappointed you didn't like the beer. If you give us another try, I'm sure we could find one you love! If you would like, please email your feedback to Marcy, our Gilmore Collection Operations Director, atmmcmahon@gilmorec.com. She would love to hear from you and work to improve your experience. Thank you again... More 

Ludington, Michigan
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we drove a long way, we wanted to enjoy one of Grand Rapids' restaurants after making a recent visit to Meijer Gardens. I was in a mood for a steak, but not for $50, so we went to the B.O.B. where we found the steak joint closed (mid-afternoon). So we hiked upstairs to Bobarino's. It was empty but open,... More 

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Thank es3352015
Gilmore C, Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we're so glad you liked the food! Can't wait to have you back again! More 

Elkhart, Indiana
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bob as a whole, is very cool, it has everything. Inside the building is a steakhouse, a sandwich place, a brewery, live music, dancing, and games. I was a bit disappointed in the beer as they give you a list with about 20 on there, but they only had five or six on tap at that time. That being... More 

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Thank Rob H
Gilmore C, Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We try to have at least 10 beers on tap, along with a rotating seasonal, and a domestic. It sounds like we may have been sold out when you visited! Please visit us again so we can turn this into a 5 star review! More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I dined here with a group of business colleagues. The food was fine--nothing to write home about. The service was abysmal. The server was inattentive at best and forgot requested items. He looked to be completely out-of-it. At the end, he put 4 additional drinks on my colleague's tab that she did not order. He didn't bring me my check.... More 

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Thank Cheyenne H
Gilmore C, Marketing Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Cheyenne, We're sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. We pride ourselves on delicious, memorable dishes and great service. If you would like, please email your feedback to Marcy, our Gilmore Collection Operations Director, at mmcmahon@gilmorec.com. She would love to hear from you and work to improve your experience. Thank you again for your feedback. More 

Adrian, Michigan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal and a comedy show as part of our business gathering. The wait staff were excellent and our meal was very good. The dessert was to die for!

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Thank lovebeingagrand
Gilmore C, Marketing Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

I can bet you had the Nutella Cheesecake, it's my favorite Thanks for your feedback and we can't wait to have you back! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered the sweet potato chips and goat cheese app, was quick and tasty, but not worth the 7.50 for a 2oz ramekin of goat cheese it came with. Took about 20 mins to get a turkey burger (was fine) and a turkey, avocado and bacon sandwich. Literally had about 1/18 of an avocado on it and thinly sliced deli turkey.... More 

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Thank jak9874
Gilmore C, Gilmore Collection Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Hello jak9874, thank you for your feedback. It's important to us to continue making improvements for the best guest experience that we can provide. If you would like to talk more about your experience please email Marcy, our Gilmore Collection Director of Operations, at mmcmahon@gilmorec.com. We hope that we can make it up to you in the future. More 

Russells Point, Ohio
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were here with another couple before going to the Young the Giant concert upstairs at the 20 Monroe Live venue. We loved the concept and execution of The B.O.B.. To finish dinner and walk up a couple of flights of steps to the venue was really sweet. We had to wait 30 to 40 minutes to be seated but... More 

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Thank Allen B
Gilmore C, Gilmore Collection Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Allen, thank you so much for the feedback! Our Peanut Butter Porter is only on tap for just a few more weeks so, we hope we'll see you again soon! More 

North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Nice waitress. Nice environment, but super, super SLOW, service. Took forever (>40 min) to get our table although there were plenty of open seats, after being seated it took at least 30 minutes to take our order. Food took another 49 minutes to arrive. When the food came they couldn't tell if it was for our table or the one... More 

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Thank Kelly J
Gilmore C, Gilmore Collection Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Kelly, thank you for your feedback. We apologies for your poor experience and would love to have you email your experience to Marcy, our Gilmore Collection Operations Director, at mmcmahon@gilmorec.com. Marcy would like to hear more about your visit. Thank you again for your review and we hope we can make it up to you. More 

Grand Blanc, Michigan
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I decided to give Bobarino's a second try. Hostess was rude and service was terrible until the drinkers showed up. We were yet again disappointed in the dualing pianos. Stick with Mojos.

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Thank Shanna M
Gilmore C, Gilmore Collection Brand Ambassador at Bobarino's at The B.O.B., responded to this review

Shanna, We're sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. If you would like, please email your feedback to Marcy, our Gilmore Collection Operations Director, at mmcmahon@gilmorec.com. She would love to hear from you and work to improve your experience. Thank you again for your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
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
Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., Is a melting pot of great food and drinks, live entertainment, and pure fun. Chef Edward John's new menu is both familiar and inspiring, twisting perceptions about new american with exciting Asian, Mexican, and Italian flavors. This isn't just bar food. Bobarino's uses farm fresh, local ingredients from local growers, and always has amazing specials to expand and entice your pallet. Bobarino's also features a legendary array of wood-fired pizzas, some have called the best in Grand Rapids. The bar features taps with revolving Bob's Beers, local crafts, and domestics. We also offer specialty Michigan crafts in the bottle. Our signature seasonal cocktail menu is handcrafted my our staff Mixologist, and our wine list features local favorites for any price range. Dueling Pianos is the feature 9pm - 1am Friday and Saturday nights. The always hilarious artists take your requests, that is unless someone else stops your song! Adjacent to the always hopping stage, is our large game and billiards room. Test your skills on Big Buck or Golden Tee, or enjoy the classic billiards and shuffle board tables while watching the biggest sporting events our large collection of new plasma screens. Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2pm everything on our lunch menu is $6.50 Including buffet for greglist members

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