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Starting Aug 18, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our second time here and we’ve had great food at very reasonable prices every time. However both times I’ve made reservations many weeks in advance and have been sat in the unexciting banquet room each time. We miss out on the beauty and ambience of the restaurant and feel we are sitting at a table at a wedding or conference. I wish this room would be saved for overflow or walk-in guests and that people with advanced reservations would have preference for the main dining area.

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KennyN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good. Only food issue was we ordered a side of Caramelized Brussels Sprouts but they were not as described - not caramelized and no Parmesan. Kudos to our server however who listened to our comments, apologized and did not charge us for them.

My only other comment is the ambiance is strange. Beautiful interior but background music didn't fit the decor. Music belonged in a 50's diner. Not that the music was bad - it just didn't fit. A better fit would have been something like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin.

Overall we had a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Absolutely loved the dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib and sea bass were amazing. Marilu was our waitress and she was extremely attentive. For our first time at this location it is a great find and we will be back.

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vipSOTrainer
Grand Rapids
45 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and wonderfully presented. The crab cake and brussel sprout appetizers were excellent. Beef was nicely prepared as was a seafood salad and a pork ragu dish. The four of us throughly enjoyed our meals. Good beer selections and a very nice wine list. We weren't rushed at all so we could enjoy dining with our friends.

The decor is quite dark and our chairs were not comfortable for a longer evening of sitting, but it was otherwise worth it and we will return when visiting Bloomington again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place

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steve
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The prime rib was outstanding! Great service too!

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cbdouglass
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere. Someone was playing the piano softly thoughout our dinner. The food is overpriced. Lots of good beers on tap. Next time, we'll probably come by for a drink.

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Rob Dobs! We had prime rib with a bottle of choice Chardonnay.
We loved dining on the terrace, enjoying the crowd (safely distanced), watching the sunset, sitting comfortably. Of course the food was so abundant that we had to ask for carry out containers. Kudos - many kudos!! - to Rob Dobs for avoiding plastic and styrofoam. They care!!
Looking forward to the next outing there.

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vipMikeM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great menu with a lot of choices. Outside patio was enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The soup was good was disappointed in the lasagna. Very bland. Service was good love sitting outside.

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Vanessa was our waitress and was outstanding. We will definitely be back .

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StaceyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 26 yr wedding anniversary. The service and food was great.

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MichelleM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dining experience. From the time we were greeted until we left things were stellar. The signature cocktail was delicious. We ordered cheese curds and they were melt in your mouth delicious. My date had the prime rib and I had the Chilean sea bass. Both entrees were way above expectation. The steak was cooked to perfection and the flavor amazing. Literally didn't need a steak knife or the au just. Fork tender! My sea bass was baked to perfection. It was super light and flaky, the carrots were authentic being white and purple, the brussel sporuts and mushrooms were rich and delicious as well. To finish the night we had the most decadent dessert of butterscotch bread pudding. It was served hot with ice cream and was dense but in the best way! Loved all of it. Our server MacKenzie was on point all night with recommendations and her service. Will definitely be back!!!

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DixieK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service excellent. With there being six people in our party they seated us in the bar area where the music was so loud we weren’t able to enjoy visiting because we couldn’t hear each other talk. Otherwise we really enjoyed our dinner.

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Reddirk
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience for former Chicago resident. Not many restaurants in town are of this caliber. If you want food that is not just bar food, this is a fantastic choice. The waitstaff are professional, the food is excellently prepared, and the bar is superb. This is the third time we've visited, and the quality remains wonderful.

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RaneeW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we were very happy. The food was amazing! Our server was very nice and he took the time to talk to us about the different entertainment the comes to perform. Did I mention that the food was amazing?! So good! Can’t wait to come back.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Loved all the beautiful chandeliers, tile work and bar area. Food was very good. We were there on a Saturday afternoon, so it was pretty quiet. Would love to go sometime for dinner, but we are from out of the area and just passing through. They have an area for live music with a beautiful piano. Wish there was a place like this closer to home! Casual but upscale too. Staff was friendly. Great place!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, liked the live music. Server was a bit slow, but overall a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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GinaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place!!! That’s why we keep going back!

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JonK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of six, and all thought our experience was outstanding. Diana was our server and she did a great job. If I had any reservations, it was that the prices were a little high for our coming on a regular basis, but all our food was worth the price on this night. Very enjoyable experience. Will definitely come again. I like lamb, but don't order it often because I never know for sure if it will be good. I figured I could get good lamb chops at a quality restaurant like yours, and I was right. It was delicious.

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vipShirleyW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff attentive and respectful of present risks to health crisis. Salmon was outstanding. Martini

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YowzaMomma
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional, friendly and helpful.
Restaurant was peaceful, beautiful, and very clean.
Food tasting outstanding!

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DianeH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but outside dining was noisy being close to Hershey. Would probably prefer to eat in next time.

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vipNats
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AngelH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our anniversary.
We had a great table out on the patio on a beautiful evening.

This place is one of the most consistently great places that we eat at here in Bloomington, IL

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service.

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LauraT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RobDob's food was terrific, and our waitress was very attentive. We had the stuffed dates which are one of my favorites. We sat inside and all of the employees wore masks, and we were seated more than 6 feet from the nearest diner.

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Healthyharry
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant! It makes you feel special! The outdoor patio was comfortable and refreshing! The food and service was excellent! I can vouch for the salmon sandwich and strip steak sandwich...all good!

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GinaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very nice inside, great food, great service
we’ve been multiple times and can’t wait to go again

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Yes, I will recommend it to my friends. If you want first class dining, this is the place to go. Easy in and out parking.

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BeckyV
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service! We spent a relaxing afternoon with you and will certainly be back.

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LarryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant and the overall experience was outstanding. Our waitress, Anna was out of this world. The Creme Brulle’ was incredible.

We visited a nationwide Italian restaurant that begins with the letter M for Valentines Day. Their Veal Parmigiana was a huge disappointment. The Veal I had at Rob Dobs Saturday was excellent. The only reason I didn’t finish it was because of the dessert. Trust me the leftovers didn’t go to waste.

We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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MaryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my granddaughter's birthday. From the appetizer to the dessert the entire meal was very good.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Over priced. Steak was tough and grisly. Potato was dry, nothing I could do to improve that. Everything was a al carte therefore adding to the price of an over priced steak. The only thing that was great about the meal was the house salad. Will not try again.

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Berta
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was disappointed we were unable to sit on patio due to some awning work. Since the patio was requested, it would have been nice to have received a text informing us so we could have made other plans since we are not eating in house yet.

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AngelH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening!
The food, the wine, appetizers and beautiful patio to enjoy it on.
Our server was phenomenal! Very attentive but not over attentive.
It was so nice to see so many people that we know that also enjoy this place.

There was live music and everyone seemed to be enjoying a wonderful summer evening.

I would recommend Rob Dobb’s a 10 ! Bloomington/Normal is blessed to have such a fine place.

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ErikaL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the drinks were cold! The music was amazing as well! We will for sure be back!!

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Rob Dob's Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 590-3434.

Rob Dob's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.