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Bobby's Barrel Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
+1 815-385-8811
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is good for breakfast and lunch. They have a wide variety of food to choose from. The owner is friendly too.

Thank KRIS W
Mundelein, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to go to eat and enjoy great food, good service in a very friendly relaxed country atmosphere.

Thank powelltom
Kildeer, Illinois
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not too big, but really nice, as was everyone who worked there. I had the fish fry which was excellent. They offer it cooked 4 different ways, and unlike some other places they allow you to have one of each right from the start. All were great. Their Cole slaw is made on site as is the... More 

Thank peter w
Volo, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not your normal fish fry, served many diff ways also ayce or single but portion is good sized with fries and cole slaw which is delis.

Thank wickers1036
NE Illinois
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98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Having tried most places around our area...I decided to see what "yelp" had to say about where the best burger was...Bobby's Barrel Inn came up as #1 according to our location at the time! We had never eaten here before, so we decided to give it a try! The mood when we were there was very strange...lots of workers sitting... More 

Thank JFLovestravel51
McHenry, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great All Ya Can Eat Fish. Have tried MANY Places around the area, and NONE can beat Bobby's. AND the service from the young waitress that has been there over 5 years, is as thought she just started and wants to make sure you are treated like family. WONDERFUL

Thank TSkip
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been here for breakfast many times and always had good food with plenty of it and usually skip lunch as I ate way too much for breakfast. The owner usually gives you a warm greeting and the wait staff is always friendly with never letting your coffee cup get empty or cold. Tom K., Hawthorn Woods IL

Thank Thomas R K
Oak Forest, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Best breakfast anywhere...ANYWHERE! Love it. Burgers are fantastic best in the area. Service is on-spot and always with a smile. While the interior is not that of fine dining or that of the local fast food places, it does have a certain cozy ambiance. If your in the area...try Bobby's.

Thank kfessett
St. Petersburg, Florida
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129 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were driving to Chicago from up north and wanted to find a fish fry. Didn't think we would find much in Illinois, but read some very favorable reviews on TA so decided to check this place out. We were NOT disappointed. The wait wasn't too long, the staff was very nice, especially the owner who is quite a character.... More 

Thank regnadkcin
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Out on a longer business trip in greater Chicago area, far away from our homes in Europe, me and my colleague, we had a free weekend... We decided to head for Lake Geneva and have breakfast a bit further away from our hotel. Bobby's Barrel Inn qualified as a perfect place for our purpose. It had good reviews on TripAdvisor... More 

Thank GreenKona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Volo
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-8811

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