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Kaya Albert Engelhardt 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 4783
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If the group you've been with for 2 weeks agree that they want their last dinner before returning home to be Bobbejan's where we ate a week earlier, you know it's good. We never ate at the restaurant, did take out both times. We've tried their ribs (great), chicken sate (very good) and fish (very good). Portions are plentiful, come... More 

Thank CaliforniaRetirees
Tiny, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking forward to great ribs especially after reading the reviews and talking to locals. If your from North America and love ribs these will be a huge disappointment. I can only discribe them as the size of a riblet but with the bone in and little meat. As for being tender or fall off the... More 

Thank myorga1
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bobbejan's has HANDS DOWN the best ribs on the island of Bonaire! They are only open on the weekends and the line ups to wait for these ribs is sometimes into the parking lot! They are THAT GOOD!!! A must go to in Bonaire!

Thank greensisters
Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did take out twice.Ribs, satay and chicken were very good.Coleslaw was delicious.Fries were abundant.Gado gado was tasty and good but not as much vegetable as expected.It was more a repeat of chicken satay with vegetable on the side. Great atmosphere waiting for our order while sipping a cold beer. You can watch the cooks grilling the meat. Best order is... More 

Thank Cynthia F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We picked up four mixed barbacue platters for five of us and only finished three. Generous portions and efficient service. Does have eat-in seating as well. A real value.

Thank Henry B
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excelent ribs,quick service and value for money. They are open only on weekends. Two main courses and 6 beers for 45 usd.

Thank bocsa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

By recommendation of a friend, we decided to eat " the best ribs in town". Without reservations, we wanted to have diner with the three of us. Twice the ribs and 1 time saté, seated in the garden, we enjoyed this food. The white wine was surprisingly very nice and we left the restaurant very satisfied.

Thank Karin G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bobbejan is a family favorite when we are in Bonaire. They are only open on the weekends so definitely go on Friday or Saturday for some really tasty island style BBQ. You can eat in or take out. Take out is really popular and the owners/staff are friendly, fast and efficient.

Thank Patsy H
Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Pros: This BBQ is finger licking good!!! Might be the best BBQ sauce I've had. The ribs and BBQ chicken are delicious. Coleslaw was also amazing. Must visit this place at least once during your visit. Cons: chicken satay was alright, made with a peanut sauce that tasted more like peanut butter on chicken. Tasted a little offbeat. Parking can... More 

Thank E_B4812
London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

In Bonaire for the 2nd time this year and as the heading states you really cannot come here without at least having one meal/takeout from here! Never disappoints! Always Delicious and a bargain! For the best of everything, go for the Bobbejan's Special - I always do! and at $18 a box it can feed 1 very hungry persons or... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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?