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Bobby's Barrel Inn

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Volo $$ - $$$ American,
35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
+1 815-385-8811
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish fry” (23 reviews)
“cod” (8 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
35009 N Gilmer Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9726
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch here with a friend. This diner is popular with the locals. We all had their Asiago beef sandwich was very good. It came with fries that were crispy and not greasy. We want to try their breakfast in the future.

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took family from out of town here for dinner. When the staff. found out that one of them was celebrating her birthday they provided a unique desert and special attention even though the restaurant was very busy.The food here is always good, particularly the...More

Thank Frank V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great and friendly service, and reasonably priced. Consistently reliable in all aspects.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

First time visitors and loved it! Had Pete's Plate which was large and well prepared. Wife had special ordered eggs that cooked perfectly. Bloody Mary's were excellent. Others in our party had the Hobo plate and the skirt steak and both were great.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We had another wonderful breakfast at Bobby's on Fathers Day. Huge omelets, great potatoes and fresh fruit.

Thank swehla
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A little off the main road place to get comfort food and be comfortable with great service. Wide variety at breakfast, lunch and dinner for food and drinks. For specialty omelette like chorizo to strawberry French toast for breakfast to fantastic hamburgers, fish, and bbq...More

Thank Kfessett34
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The quality of the food varies but overall this is a good neighborhood place to eat. We will return with a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in the kitchen. The atmosphere is warm and woody. Generally older customers in the 5-6 time period....More

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Bobby's is a fave of myself and my friends. The staff is super friendly and the food is just like home cooked! GREAT ATMOSPHERE!

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is how all restaurants used to operate. Good food, friendly wait staff, at competitive prices. No disappointments.

Thank jfew
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We come back again and again and so do lots of other people because we see familiar faces. We are weekly diners at the Friday fish fry and think the broiled Cajun cat fish is the best around.The service is fast and efficient. You might...More

Thank Frank V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, 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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