Big Bob’s Pizza
Another long day at the office on Saturday. When my dinner break finally popped up, I was hungry. Sure, I had eaten at Five Guys earlier in the day, but one meal, even a big one, is nowhere near enough for this growing boy.
It just seemed like a pizza night, so I pulled up a menu for Big Bob’s Pizza in East Grand Rapids. I had heard really good things about the place.
Right away, the BBQ Chicken pizza jumped out at me as something I had to have. I put in an order for a 14″ thin crust. The guy on the other end of the phone told me it’d be about 20 minutes.
Big Bob’s Pizza is in Gaslight Village near the intersection of Croswell and Wealthy in East Grand Rapids. The building looks more like a house than a business. A large parking lot out front eliminates any doubt that this is a pizza joint.
I went straight for the bar when I walked in to the surprisingly small space. The rustic dining room was packed. There was a cash register near the end of the bar (which is stocked with a great supply of Michigan craft beers), so that’s where I headed.
The guy standing there was working on ringing up a few other tickets, so I had to wait a few minutes. When he was ready, I gave him my name and he checked in the kitchen to find my pizza ready and waiting. I paid the $17 and headed out.
The pizza looked amazing when I cracked the box open. The thin and crispy pizza was topped with chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. My dinner kept getting interrupted and it was almost making me mad. I didn’t want to stop eating. This pizza was so good.
There was several pieces of tender, juicy chicken breast on each slice that was covered with mozzarella cheese that was cooked to a deep golden brown. The base of BBQ sauce made the pizza slightly sweet. The crust was super thin and very crispy…just the way I like it.
Big Bob’s Pizza is my kind of pizza. There was nothing I could find to fault the place. In fact, I felt terrible when I was done eating. I wanted more. Much more.