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The BOB - Bobarino's

3.9
3.9
156 Reviews
$30 and under
American
People have been coming to Bobarino's Pizzeria since 1997 to enjoy some of West Michigan's best wood-fired pizza and craft beer. A diversity of experiences can be had at Bobarino's, including open-air dining on the Sky Deck, made-to-order pizza topped with fresh produce from the live wall, billiards and live entertainment. The folks at Bobarino's understand that there's no better compliment to pizza than beer. The daily tap list features 12 handcrafted beers from B.O.B.'s Brewery in addition to other local favorites and traditional domestics. The wood-fired pizza menu is accompanied by a variety of classic American dishes like build-your-own burgers and pasta. Everything on the menu is approachable and there are options for all tastes. The space is lively and ideal for large groups, family nights, after-work cocktails, pre-concert dinners, and late-night excursions. Grab a little pizza happiness at Bobarino's. You can learn even more about Bobarino's Pizzeria at www.thebob.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (616) 356-2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Dexter

  • Private party facilities

    Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., is a melting pot of great food and drinks, live entertainment, and pure fun.

  • Private party contact

    Felicia Flores: (616) 356-2000

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Rapid Bus lines 11,15, 22 have stops within walking distance. Silver-line passes at Monroe and Campau.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Bobarinos was great! They were busy and understaffed like most restaurants these days, so the service was a tad slow, but Alyssa (our server) was clearly doing her best running around like crazy and apologized for delays. The pizza was delicious, ambience great downtown GR, and very fair price. Juels Hudson is also awesome BTW.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Prior to concert - the poor waitress had all the tables
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It took 30min to get our drinks and place our order. We did not see our food for an hour and a half. Otherwise the food was great.
  4. E

    Erick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good! Waitress was excellent. The place was nearly empty at 5 pm before a Griffins Friday night game. I was surprised at that. Learned from the waitress that the BOB was closing at the end of the year. Sad to hear.
  5. K

    Kendra

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Just the average run of the mill bar food. I was excited to eat the wood fire pizzas but was left feeling unsatisfied.. It reminded me or a pizza you'd grab from the local gas station. I decided to give it another try and came back for a second visit. Tried the chipotle chicken lettuce wraps. The meat, onions, peppers came out in a bowl of what looked like soup. I was a bit confused at first but went with it.. The flavors were ok but I had to add salt and pepper to give it a bit more as it was lacking something.. My son had a burger and he commented that is was good even though they prepared it incorrectly. Dessert we had the lave cake and it was decent. Over all I wouldn't recommend this place. It was very MEH. The plus side is the location and why we decided to give it a try but after 2 visits we won't be coming back.
  6. W

    Wonderful

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere with good live music and great food.
  7. SB

    StacyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been out in a long time, so it was awesome to see friends. Pizza is always great. Overall great time and it was nice to just relax.
  8. JN

    JeanN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service from hosts to servers. So glad to have a reservation close to Van Andel before seeing a Trevor Noah. They easily accommodated our extra guest.
  9. KG

    KarenG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Took 5 college boys to dinner. Everyone was able to find something delicious. Even with drinks the price was reasonable for 8 people. Server (wish I remembered her name!!) was fantastic!! Walkable from our hotel.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Brutal service and awful food lol
  11. SP

    ShariP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great wood-fired pizza and our waiter was great.
  12. NM

    NancyM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Pre hockey game dinner. Service was efficient although part of the order for one person was incorrect. Decor was fun as it was Halloween weekend. Staff friendly. Overall great experience. Will go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Food wasn’t great.
  14. AG

    AngelaG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The pizza was amazing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizzas were really good
  16. NR

    NickR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Opening weekend of Art Prize so it was a bit crazy inside the Bob… really busy but our server and their team were on point with attentiveness and smiles! Couldn’t recommend them more, especially these days, where customer service seems to be lacking at a lot of places.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food has really gone downhill. I couldn’t even eat my salad, the chicken was fatty, the sauce tasted like ketchup. My kids burgers were dry and plain. They didn’t have kids menus printed out. So they just rattled off a few of the items available. It was so expensive for kids meals.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Music was Way too loud for a restaurant, long wait for food, server was attentive, terrible pizza
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food portions extremely small. Sliders were dry and not much inside it. Very loud music made it hard to talk. Service was slow and there wasn’t many people in there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The service was on the slow side but the food was delicious!
  21. JG

    JamesG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, great apps, great burgers!
  22. HR

    HilaryR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was not even open!! We walked there in the freezing cold from our hotel and the whole building was closed!! Also it was valentines weekend and every other restaurant was booked ...not happy
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I'm very disappointed. We were a party of 8 for a birthday and Bobarinos was closed and I'm still trying to figure out why you showed that there were seats available when The BOB is out of business, they are selling the place. Shame on you for not keeping your app up to date and making sure the restaurants are even open for business. I will not use your app again, as the person that made the reservation, I was humiliated infront of my Husband and friends. Disappointed is not a strong enough word to explain my feelings. Customer service is definitely not top on your list.
  24. A

    Anon23456

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Take this off opentable. If the restaurant is not open the reservation should not be allowed for me to make.
  25. b

    beachlover

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for dinner before a LaughFest event. The place was jam packed but we had a reso. Not sure why Bobarino's is not well prepared for business before shows at the VanAndel but they seemed to be running very slow. Food is just okay but decent enough.
  26. AT

    ArnoldT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Cool place, definitely suited to a younger crowd. Food was good, service was good, but it was quite noisy and made it hard to hold a conversation.
  27. EP

    EricP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, waitress wasn’t engaging
  28. L

    Lisa

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Very overpriced for the quality of food.
  29. R

    Renski

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner before a rock concert at 20 Monroe... it was packed so quite loud but we already expected that! Our waiter James was outstanding!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We all ordered a burger and side and left feeling hungry. Not sure why. But we had been there a few years ago and I remembered it being really good. Service good but overall menu / food options it was just ok.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was terrible....waited 15 mins for drinks and it went downhill from there....even got water spilled on me
  32. D

    Diner

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and good food
  33. GR

    luvGRrestaurants

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We were there before an event at the Van Andel arena. The restaurant was full! Our server was really stretched, so he didn’t come to the table as often as he should have, but he tried! The food was mediocre. The Burgers were dry and sandwich, was not prepared as asked.
  34. SR

    StevenR

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great, food was above average. The noise level was elevated due to a concert being held next door but normally it's not very loud at all. Overall a great place to go for dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Great food service was slow
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The service was ok, my husbands burger was good but my veggie Stromboli was just OK. We got sat right next to the doors going in and out of the kitchen which was incredibly annoying and loud. The server was fine, but a little at the end. We waited for a long time for her to come give us the check.
  37. SB

    SianB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My veggie daughters had some choice from the menu, they shared mac and cheese and flatbread, both of which they enjoyed. My husband thought his burger was OK, a little bland. Impressed with the waitress, friendly and attentive, knowledgeable about the good beer selection.
  38. JO

    JONC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    our waiter was very friendly and efficient,he new exactly what came with each of our orders. we enjoyed our time at the bob
  39. SS

    ShawnS

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our service was bad this time. Which was too bad. We may go again to eat there and hope for way better service. It was too bad because we really like this restaurant.
  40. LK

    LynnK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Only problem we had was a 6:30 reservation and at 7:30 we asked to speak to a manger, because we still hadn’t got any food . Of course no manager Ever came to our table but our food came out shortly after complaining. we were at bobarinos. The waitress was very nice , but we were very unhappy with our wait for food

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The BOB - Bobarino's is rated 3.9 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The BOB - Bobarino's

20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Rapid Bus lines 11,15, 22 have stops within walking distance. Silver-line passes at Monroe and Campau.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Dexter

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (616) 356-2000

  • Private party facilities

    Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., is a melting pot of great food and drinks, live entertainment, and pure fun.

  • Private party contact

    Felicia Flores: (616) 356-2000

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