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Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B.

20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
+1 616-356-2000
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (17 reviews)
“lobster roll” (7 reviews)
“texas toast” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Service
Value
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LOCATION
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Really good service and food. Even though they were fairly busy, the bartender did great. Food was hot and out fast.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BBlkburn
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for the kind review! We glad you enjoyed your experience with us at one of our restaurants. We hope you join us again soon and try out another restaurant!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

When travelling for business or with friends, my wife and I often struggle to find a restaurant that satisfies our friends, but also offers vegetarian meals for us. Gilly's provided both. My colleagues enjoyed the omnivore options, and the vegetarian meals (more than just a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BobStasz
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for the outstanding review, Bob! We are happy to hear that you were able to accommodate all tastes and diets in your group. We hope you join us again soon!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited here this past Saturday during ArtPrize. Yes they were very busy. Service was good, food was just OK. I had the brisket burnt ends on Texas toast. Very little brisket, lots of mashed potato and slaw. $14 for this sandwich is stretching it.....

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thevinoman
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi there, we are sorry you did not have the best experience with us! Please feel free to reach out to our manager Matt at mmeyers@gilmorec.com to tell us more about your visit and how we can improve for your next visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Not sure when they changed to a smoke house, was disappointed! Had some oysters and beer, witch is what I wanted! Oysters were killer! Wife tried the beef brisket and both of us thought is really good! Atmosphere was good as usual, bar tender Rip...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shroonatic
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks for the awesome review, despite the change in menu! We're glad you were still able to find dishes that you enjoyed and hope you join us again soon!

Reviewed 14 August 2018

My husband wanted to eat here while we were in town on vacation. We went with our children. They enjoyed the mac and cheese dish. I ordered the cabbage ramen with no egg or pork rinds. It was really tasty. My husband ordered the poor...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cleanhand13
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! We hope you join us again soon :)

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Sure we were there on a busy night but I would think management could staff for specific circumstances. Additional, food was over cooked and tasteless and took much too long to deliver, drinks included. Over priced and nothing to write home about. And one more...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jason G
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Jason, we're very sorry that your experience with us did not meet expectations. Feel free to reach out directly to our manager Felicia at fflores@gilmorec.com to elaborate on your visit and tell us how we can improve this for your next visit. Thank you.

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Not sure when they changed to a smoke house, was disappointed! Had some oysters and beer, witch is what I wanted! Atmosphere was good as usual..

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Shroonatic
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi there - we're sorry about the inconvenience! We hope you join us again soon and enjoy our new smokehouse menu!

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Located inside the BOB, quiet Monday night, no problem sitting right down. Had heard from others about how great the Nawlins Gumbo was. So ordered that which came with a side of cornbread. Fantastic !! best gumbo outside New Orleans !

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MichiganBoots
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks for the rave review for our Gumbo! We're glad you enjoy your experience with us, and we hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

It was very obvious that this restaurant was staffed by experienced waiters, and they were very attentive to us. The menu, however, was very misleading. We ordered "fondue" and being a child of the '70s, I was expecting something very mild and hot/melty with breads...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mousie40
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello Mousie40, I am very pleased to hear that our staff was very attentive and professional. I do apologize for your experience with the food. We do strive to make sure our guests have a great experience by any means necessary. Our general manager would...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Through the app 'OpenTable' I made reservations at Gilly's for a bite to eat before a concert at Van Andel Arena (Steely Dan...GREAT concert). True to the app (and good restaurant management) we got right in to our table. I enjoyed the Colossal Burnt Ends...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank yoump61
Gilmore C, other at Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B., responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hi Yoump61! Thank you for the kind words! Reservations are definitely our first priority. We hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
    (Fulton)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-356-2000
Description
The Gilly's you knew has gone up in smoke. We've retired our sea legs and traded in our boats for the biggest and baddest smoker in town. Gilly's new smoked meats menu is savory, aromatic and crazy delicious. Enjoy beef brisket, amish chicken, pork butt and more.
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