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Gilly's at The B.O.B.

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4.1
698 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Gilly's you knew has gone up in smoke! The folks at Gilly's have retired their sea legs and traded in their boats for the biggest, baddest smoker in town! Gilly's new menu features the most tender, savory, and aromatic meats in West Michigan. Gilly's chefs are up at the crack of dawn daily to begin slow smoking beef brisket, Amish chicken, pork butt and more. Guests have a choice of 12 rotating craft beers brewed one flight down at B.O.B.'s Brewery. Brewer John's fresh brewed ales pair perfectly with Gilly's smoked meats menu. Stay tuned to our website–Gilly's will have more big announcements coming soon! You can learn more about Gilly's Smokehouse at www.thebob.com.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am. Closed Sunday.

  • Phone number

    (616) 356-2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Czerew

  • Catering

    Catering options are available. Call 616.356.2000 for more details.

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Fulton

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the surrounding streets and several public parking garages conveniently located within walking distance.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.0Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    My wife and I went to Gilly's on a date before catching a comedy show upstairs. The environment was relaxed and all of the food was delicious. We definitely plan to return.

  2. VW

    VickyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was really delicious. Don’t miss the brisket sliders or the mushroom bruschetta!

  3. BV

    BrettVeen

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great! Highly recommend the smoked meat sampler, pork fried rice, and gorgonzola garlic bread.

  4. BA

    BrandonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food. Barbecue type of cuisine and the meet sampler was awesome. My only compliant it took our server some time to get to us. But it was a bit busy during our dinner time. This didn’t bother us, but others may need to be understanding of this as we all get back in the flow of things

  5. MM

    MichaelM

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I'm not sure if this review should be for Gilly's or open table. We had a reservation for 2/5/21 at 6pm. It was a 21st bday Celebration. It had been confirmed in open table and we received text reminders regarding our reservation. We arrived in a snow storm. The doors were locked. It wasn't even open! No one answered when we called. Ruined our bday celebration.

  6. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    I had the SmokeHouse sampler platter. the chicken didn't taste smoked at all my wife can do better in a crock pot. More than half the brisket was fat and unedible. The pork was decent. The coleslaw for a smokehouse was terrible, no flavor bland. My wife's chicken was delicious but the macaroni left something to be desired, not much flavor.

  7. S

    Shequay28

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    For a place that claims to be a “Smokehouse” there sure isn’t very much on the menu that would qualify as BBQ. The burger was mediocre and definitely not worth $14 and the smoked meat sampler was so overcooked, flavorless and dry, I could barely eat anything except the Texas toast. Will definitely not be returning to this section of the BOB. The service was great. The food was just expensive and not very tasty.

  8. CW

    CameronW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall3food1service2ambience1

    Unless you are friends with the manager, don't expect to get your food until the friends have been served.

  9. BT

    BruceT

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Outstanding food! I am from Texas and it is arguably one of the better briskets I’ve eaten in a long time. We will definitely go back.

  10. CM

    ChaosMom

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food! A little loud. But definitely would go back!

  11. C

    Christy5

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was served fast . Got there a bit early for our reservation. They seated us right away.

  12. CB

    CarolynB

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    It was so loud we couldn’t carry on a conversation. The food was fairly good, and our server was good, but there was no ambience except deafening noise

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Apps - cheese fondue and wings. Cheese was luke warm at best with something of a pudding skin formation on top. Wings seemed cooked and burned on a way to hot flame. Neither had any real flavor. Dinner was also luke warm. None of our party was happy with their meals. Flavor was meh. Wouldn’t return.

  14. N

    Nicholas

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing. Highly recommend to everyone

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  16. JM

    JakeM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    With it being our first time going, we wanted to keep an open mind. However, our server didn't seem very welcoming, and when my fiancee had a question about the spiciness level of the special sauce on the burger, the server said it was nothing to worry about. Fast forward to dessert, they don't put the price of the cheesecake of the day on the menu, and when we ordered a slice, it was $10 for one slice and we didn't realize it until we got the bill. Our server did not notify us of the price either. Our appetizer came with our food instead of before our food, our food was lukewarm, and our server seemed a bit impatient. I don't think we will be coming back. We love BBQ which is why we tried it, but we will go elsewhere.

  17. W

    West

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food and service was good. Music was too loud to hear the server or have a conversation with your date.

  18. JP

    JackP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Service was very good but the food was not impressive at all. My daughter ordered a drink and it was undrinkable. She had the same drink at the bar upstairs and it was great. Was so looking forward to enjoy a birthday dinner at Gilly’s and ended up very disappointed. Love the B.O.B however. Always have been thrilled to go there. We’ll certainly go again, just not to Gilly’s.

  19. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a good experience. The food was good and the service was fast!

  20. CS

    ChrisS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We went to Gilly's right before a show at 20 Monroe. Our waiter was extremely nice. He forgot to give us sauce for the meat , but as soon as I asked he was right on it. We were sat right away and the we ate and got to the show right on time. The food was delicious!

  21. BH

    BeckyH

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    I was super impressed with our server, Brendan, however the food and drinks were just ok. I expected better quality pulled pork. It was a bit dry.

  22. GS

    GerryS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We went prior to show at Van Andel - service was not good. Waited very long for drinks, twice we watched our order sit at end of bar for 5 minutes while waiter tossed french fries - our food was ok at best. Table of 6

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!

  24. CH

    CindyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovey night. The food was great our waitress was wonderful. I would highly recommend this place.

  25. SM

    SherryinMI

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The cornbread was AMAZING! Great music and service. Loud in there with the high ceilings etc., but overall a great experience.

  26. LB

    LisB

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    While it was busy with holiday parties and loud, it was pleasant and our server was on top of things. I had o wait for my table and our food exceeded expectations. I also really appreciated the attention to detail given to the food allergies at the table... especially on a busy night! Gilly's is a family favourite and this visit reminded us why.

  27. S

    Sinistar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Oysters were delicious as was the rest of the meal. Everyone was friendly and the place has plenty to do after the meal was over. We went to the bar for a bit and listened to live music followed by a comedy show, which was really good. We had a great time at Gilly's and at The Bob!

  28. JO

    JerrineO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The service was extremely slow, even after we told our waitress we had a show that evening - which we were late for. It took us 40 minutes to receive our mediocre meals. My fish was overcooked. The atmosphere was nice. It was a little loud, but tolerable. I did not feel that we received good value for the price we paid.

  29. SM

    SusanM

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nice to have a reservation at Gilly's on a busy evening after a concert. Food was OK, not exceptional, except for the smoked chicken which my husband loved. Service was not very good but our waitress sure tried. She was very busy. So, OK for convenience, but food and service on the night we went was average, through no fault of the staff who tried really hard. They were just under staffed.

  30. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    My ‘buffalo cauliflower’ had no buffalo. And my burger was undercooked. My boyfriend got the beer cheese and pretzels. And he got 3 pretzel bites with his cheese. Really underwhelming.

  31. JR

    JenniferR

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good BBQ flavors and some more unusual sides. It was a little loud, as the location is next two a live music venue. The server was wonderful and the beer cheese thing was great. I particularly liked the Caribbean BBQ flavor. Portions were large and filling.

  32. LJ

    LoriJ

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Music is way to loud and Friday's nights music was terrible!!!! Very hard to carry on a conversation. Might try again but if that loud again will find another area restaurant to make a reservation at.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eric Church

  34. R

    Renski

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dinner before a show! It was great : )

  35. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    My boyfriend and I went to Gilly’s last Friday and had an upsetting experience. I had received a $50 gift card from my workplace for the Gilmore restaurants so we decided to use this treat at Gilly’s, a place we normally would not go to because of the cost. At the end of our meal when we went to pay with our gift card, we were told the gift cards were not working that day and our waitress would have to see if they were fixed. She came back and said they could not accept the card and offered a 10% discount. We were not told upon arrival about the gift cards being down, there were no signs, nothing. All we received was $5.00 off our $50.00 bill. I found this to be very frustrating and felt that the restaurant should have honored their cards or at least showed more concern for people who went with the intent of using a gift card and were not made aware this was not a possibility until after their meal. Had they told us at the beginning, we would have chosen another restaurant. Overall it was a disappointing experience at Gilly’s.

  36. WN

    WayneN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time there and the food was excellent. The staff was polite and made sure we were happy with our time there.

  37. HN

    HaroldN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good and reasonably priced. Location was perfect for dinner then a performance at Van Andel.

  38. A

    Anna

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Very average food, you could get this quality of food at applebees. We got a burger and the pork butt sandwich, burger was not good pork butt was very tough and not cut into small enough pieces to be in a sandwich. Will not be coming back

  39. k

    kathyf

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We weren't sure how we would feel about the change in 'menu' to BBQ, since we had gone to Gilly's a number of times before it switched, but we were pleasantly surprised by it. Brandon was fun, energetic and knowable about the menu. The food was plentiful, good and so glad there were some gluten free options too! Thanks for a great meal! We will return.

  40. JW

    JW4GR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Our service was very good. Our server was polite and answered our questions about the food and beverages. Our only complaint was that the food didn't come out quite how it was described in the menu and it wasn't completely hot. It was warm, but we like our food to seem like it just came off the grill or out of the oven. The Mississippi Mud Pie was very tasty, but it also had ice crystals on it.

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Gilly's at The B.O.B. is rated 4.1 stars by 698 OpenTable diners

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20 Monroe Ave Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Cross street

    Fulton

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am. Closed Sunday.

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the surrounding streets and several public parking garages conveniently located within walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Czerew

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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