The BOB - Bobarino's

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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Ryan
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prior to concert - the poor waitress had all the tables

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
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.

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Erick
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.

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Kendra
Grand Rapids
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.

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Wonderful
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with good live music and great food.

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StacyB
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.

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JeanN
New York Area
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.

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KarenG
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Brutal service and awful food lol

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ShariP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food wasn’t great.

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AngelaG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The pizza was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizzas were really good

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NickR
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was on the slow side but the food was delicious!

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JamesG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, great apps, great burgers!

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HilaryR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Anon23456
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.

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beachlover
Grand Rapids
4 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.

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ArnoldT
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.

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EricP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, waitress wasn’t engaging

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Lisa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Very overpriced for the quality of food.

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Renski
Grand Rapids
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
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

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Diner
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food

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luvGRrestaurants
Grand Rapids
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.

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StevenR
Grand Rapids
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

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food service was slow

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
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.

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SianB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 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.

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JONC
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

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ShawnS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 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.

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LynnK
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.

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