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Bobbejan's

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Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 4783
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Nashotah, Wisconsin, United States
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bobbejan's has been a regular place we stop when we visit the island. My husband and I did takeaway to enjoy at home. We both had the ribs with fries and coleslaw. The ribs were tough and had little meat. Overall, very disappointing. The quality has declined over our last couple of visits. Not sure that this place will stay... More 

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Thank Wendy T
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place came highly recommended so the bar was set high. The BBQ was good, but nothing to write home about. It is only open on the weekends. The place was busy with lots of take out orders. Seating was limited. I had the chicken, which was good.

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Thank Cr0wlondaPr0wl
The Hague, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great ribs, great price, great atmosphere. No frills, just good honest food and service. We've never been disappointed.

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Thank Mark S
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Met some friends at Bobbejans last Friday evening for dinner ... never disappointed !! Most of us had the rib, which are always delicious ... one had the fish, also reported to be delicious !! Service was prompt, food was great, beer was cold, dining under the stars ... what more can you ask !!!

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Thank KOB159014
Charleston WV
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Historically this is our first meal on the island. This place isn't fancy but the food is great! Salad, rice and a piece of grilled wahoo. It really doesn't get any better than that!! Only open on weekends though :(

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Thank arhl
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We don't eat ribs, but the chicken satay was quite good. Make a salad at home and serve the satay for your main course. It was a nice break from eating out every night.

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Thank Kathryn P
Red Bank, New Jersey
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We just had Bobbejan's for the first time and my whole family absolutely loved it, they have limited hours of operation so I advise u to make sure you don't miss out on your next trip to Bonaire

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Thank Mudweiser
Streamwood, Illinois
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Pricing was not horrible. I did not understand why if we sat near the entrance they had a different menu which was cheaper but the girl told us to eat inside the open air area was more expensive. The ribs did not have a ton of meat on them and I wasn't a fan of the flavor (Personal preference). The... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is only open Friday 6-10p, Saturday 6-10 and Sunday 12-2p and 6-10p. Don't leave Bonaire without eating here at least once! The restaurant is small (there are more tables in the back) and they also offer takeaway. If you have a group call ahead and they'll reserve a table. The menu is small, but the food they offer... More 

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Thank haylaura
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have to agree with the bigger part of other reviewers: Bobbejan has the best ribs on the island. Meaty, tender and tasty, and for a good price. This including loads of fries and coleslaw. Their chicken saté and chicken legs are also very good. Yes, it's not your typical BBQ-joint you might be used to if you're from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 4783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?