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About Gilly's at The B.O.B.
The Gilly's you knew has gone up in smoke. We've retired our sea legs and traded in our boats for the biggest and baddest smoker in town. Gilly's new smoked meats menu is savory, aromatic and crazy delicious. Enjoy beef brisket, amish chicken, pork butt and more. We've got a few more tricks up our sleeve and a big announcement coming soon, so stay tuned!
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
American, Barbecue, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, and Closed Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options are available. Call 616.356.2000 for more details.
Parking is available on the surrounding streets and several public parking garages conveniently located within walking distance.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party options available. Call 616.356.2000 for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Felicia Flores: (616) 356-2000
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Down Wednesday: Half off all wines by the glass 5pm-close
All Night Happy Hour - Monday-Thursday 5pm-close: B.O.B.'s Blondie, Elite Well, House Wine, Cosmos, Sangria $3; B.O.B.'s Crimson King, B.O.B.'s Full On IPA, B.O.B.'s Spaceboy Stout $4; Oysters $2 each; Quinoa Fritters $6 per order; Wings $10 per order
Gilly's at The B.O.B. Ratings and Reviews
I must admit I was not impressed when my server returned to the table and told us they no longer had any smoked brisket.
This was 6:30 pm on a Saturday night! And they are a smoke house???
Well we had the port butt as a substitute and OMG it was FANTASTIC! The staff was very apologetic and even gave us a $10 GIFT CARD as a condolence.
So we are going back and looking forward to it!
Thanks, Gilly's at The B.O.B.
Service was decent, my drink was strong and the food was tasty. We will definitely consider returning. One thing, our appetizer (bacon fries) was cold when we got it. They were delicious but I'm sure they are even better served hot (or even warm). My husband will not return food to the kitchen so we just munched on them cold. Still, a pleasant experience.
The food was outstanding, and so was the service. We got there in time to enjoy happy hour for a little while o the drinks were reasonably priced. The highlight for me was 1/2 price oysters; I had six, then I had six more! Then we split the gumbo dinner and still had a helping to take home! We will be going back for sure.
We visited from out of town and picked Gilly's at random. They had just started a new menu that same day and it was amazing. It was the best corn bread we have ever had by far. The main courses were delicious also and very reasonably priced, the service was great and very friendly and prompt, and it was an overall great experience.
We came here to celebrate my birthday and the food did not disappoint! The special was that my entree would be free if someone else in my group ordered an entree too. This is an especially great deal since I got the lobster thermidor! Everything tasted delicious, from the brussels sprouts, to the pacific rim nachos, to the steak burger. Their cocktail menu is also top-notch & fairly priced, featuring the Gilmore Collection a Cocktail Competition Winner as a highlight. Our server was very nice, attentive, and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
The food was excellent. The wait staff took a few extra minutes to greet us, but otherwise was on point the rest of the evening. The restaurant itself is not noisy, but there is a bar (or 3) downstairs, and their music is pretty loud. Definitely would go back!
We enjoy the space and the food quality, but serving sizes seem to continue to get smaller and smaller. We have been eating out here for many years, just seems the cost vs. the amount of food has really gotten to a point not sure we will go back, or at least not very often if we do.
We travelled from Canada and went to Gillys which was conveniently right across from our hotel before going to see Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Van Andel and had the most lovely time, the meal and drinks were fantastic, our server, Lindsay was so nice, and the ambience was just so nice, the beer and cocktail selection couldn't have been any better, and would definitely recommend the Beer Cheese Fondue with pretzels for an appetizer, so good!
Gilley is not like it was 10 years ago.
It used to be fine dining, white table clothes
and an excellent seafood menu and primo wait staff.
Our water tipped over when u balanced table moved. Our waitress did not change the brown paper.
Lobster thermidor was not eye appealing. Gravy and vegetables all one color and served lukewarm.
Not a happy experience for my husband's
Food was great, service was great--had free Lobster Thermidor dinner for my birthday. Husband also ordered the same. We both liked it.
The only negative comment is that we felt the manager was inappropriately dressed--she looked like she came right from working out at the gym to work. Maybe it was odd dress up night (no one else was dressed like this), but she had leggings and a short midriff tee shirt showing her belly section with her tattoo. I am not opposed to the tattoo just shocked that the overall outfit would be consider appropriate for her position--or for any public position for that matter at the restaurant.
Would still highly recommend going for your birthday dinner--or any special occasion. It is a little loud and active, but it was Friday night.
Overall great treat!
Went for annual birthday lobster only to be VERY disappointed when pieces of lobster came out "displayed" in two half tail shells. Was hardly a whole tail and no butter for dipping. I could have make the mashed potatoes that came with it. Will never go back. This is what the BOB WEBSITE SAYS "Get a free lobster dinner on your birthday at Gillys inside The B.O.B., featuring a 1.5 pound Maine Lobster dinner with sides." VERY MISLEADING!!!
We looked forward to a good night out with family for awhile. We settled on Gillys, it's at the B.O.B.. Good time right? Service turned out to be the highlight. Our waitress was great! The food was mediocre at best, and way over-priced! We definitely won't be back!
The free birthday dinner was minimized to a split lobster with chunks of lobster in it. We heard that you got a whole lobster. When we got there (one hour drive) we found out it was the split lobster tail that they quit doing the whole lobster. Everyone else's food was just ok. My cooking is better :) But, thank you for the free birthday meal. The service was perfect and the atmosphere was very nice. Give it a try, your taste in food surely is different than mine.
My fiance and I were out to celebrate and wanted oysters. We were INCREDIBLY disappointed not only with the size, but the quality of the oysters for the price. We ordered a dozen, paying $2.50 for each and couldn't have been less satisfied. We left Gilly's, still hungry, and went to Charlie's Crab, where we got another dozen oysters for $2 each that were enormous, fresh and delicious. We will not be returning to Gilly's again
Our Brussels sprouts appetizer was just some boiled Brussels sprouts tossed in a bland sauce. Shrimp and crab tacos had very little seasoning wrapped in double soft tacos shells that were very dry and had an odd earthy taste to them. Not great food at all. I wouldn't go back.
On the upside, our server was very attentive and friendly.
We went on a busy Saturday night before a concert. The service was very good. The food was also very good with the exception of their "rolls and butter" idea. Something more traditional would be better. I booked through open table and everything was confirmed, etc., beforehand so we walked right in. I'd definitely go again.
A change in menu (less seafood, more pub grub) and proximity to the new music venue has heavily impacted the atmosphere. Younger crowd packed the place on a Friday night. Noise level was over the top. Shouting to be heard patrons and wait staff added to the cacophony. Higher prices, smaller portions, poorer quality added to the disappointment. Seafood salad for $18+ was little shrimp, imitation crab, bits of lobster in a small portion. Seafood tacos, while tasty, were again small in filling, high in price. Could not wait to leave the head splitting noise.
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