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Michelle Beier, her husband Marty and son Mick opened Bad Bob’s BBQ & Grill two years ago in Oak Harbor. In August, they moved the restaurant to Rossford at 27250 Crossroads Parkway. The small franchise was started in Dyersburg, Tenn., by Bobby Groom.
“We’re famous for our cold pork and rib and they’re delicious,” Michelle Beier said.
Beier said one unusual menu item that’s popular is the BBQ burrito. It is a burrito filled with cold pork, beans, coleslaw cheese and sauce. The restaurant offers a variety of appetizers such as BBQ bologna, smoked chicken and BBQ stuffed potato. Hamburgers and salads are on the menu, as well as plenty of non-barbecue items.
“We buy all our chicken fresh from Root’s Poultry in Fremont. We season it and smoke it,” Beier said.
Sandwiches range from $5.49 to $7.49 and ribs from $7.49 to $19.99. The most expensive item is a rack of ribs, which costs $19.99 and is served with two sides and a roll or cornbread.
“Our homemade soups and desserts are made in our kitchen; nothing comes in prepared,” Beier said.
Bad Bob’s owners have won several rib cook-offs and pride themselves on offering something for everyone. A bar will be added to the restaurant in the near future, although alcohol is available already. Kids eat free on Wednesdays.
“It’s a nice atmosphere, it’s comfortable, homey and our employees are all local people who have been with us since we first opened here in Rossford,” she said.
Bad Bob’s received a letter from a family complimenting the restaurant.
“They came here for supper and it said the food was wonderful, the service was wonderful and it was a wonderful place to be. We get a lot of compliments and some criticism, too. It happens everywhere. We take criticism and try to do something. We want them to go away happy and want them to come back.”
Beier said the business is well, despite problems in the economy.
“We are doing pretty good. We see repeat customers and new customers. We’re very happy with the welcome we’ve gotten here. The people that come here are very nice and welcoming.”
Bad Bob’s is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Catering and takeout is available.
For more information, visit www.badbobs17.com