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Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse

About Us

We're Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse, and we've been a premier barbecue restaurant here in Pontiac, IL, since 2021. Our menu includes a variety of home-style items made to order, offering hand-ground burgers, hand-cut fries, and smoked barbecue. We started this business to provide our community with a family-friendly restaurant and event center for parties and celebrations with exceptional catering services. We're looking forward to growing our business to continue to serve Pontiac and the surrounding areas. We'd like to personally invite you to stop in today for delicious ribs, wings, pulled pork, salads, brisket, and so much more!

Our Story

Welcome to Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse, a premier barbecue restaurant located in the heart of Pontiac, IL. Established in 2021, Bob & Ringo's is your go-to destination for mouthwatering barbecue, savory burgers, sizzling steak burgers, hearty sandwiches, and so much more. Our menu is thoughtfully crafted to cater to every palate, offering a delectable selection of dishes that are sure to delight your taste buds.

At Bob & Ringo's, we take barbecue seriously. Our expert pitmasters slow-smoke our ribs, brisket, and pulled pork to perfection, infusing each bite with mouthwatering flavor and tenderness. Whether you're craving a classic rack of ribs, a hearty brisket sandwich, or some juicy pulled pork tacos, we've got you covered. And don't forget to pair your meal with our signature hand-cut fries, sweet potato fries, or creamy mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food experience.

Looking to kick things up a notch? Dive into our crispy chicken wings, flavorful chicken sandwiches, and loaded nachos that are perfect for sharing with friends and family. We also offer a variety of fresh salads, fish dishes like our popular cod tacos, and indulgent mac 'n cheese for those seeking a lighter option or a vegetarian choice.

But the culinary delights at Bob & Ringo's don't stop there. Our diverse menu also includes the iconic Illinois staple – the horseshoe – a hearty open-faced sandwich piled high with your choice of meat, fries, and smothered in rich cheese sauce. Wash it all down with a refreshing drink from our well-stocked bar, offering a selection of beers, wines, and cocktails to complement your meal.

Whether you're looking to dine in and enjoy our cozy indoor seating, catch a game of billiards with friends, or soak up the sun on our outdoor patio, Bob & Ringo's offers a welcoming atmosphere for all. Planning a special event? Our banquet center is the perfect setting for weddings, parties, and corporate functions, with catering services available to ensure your guests are well-fed and satisfied.

In a rush? Take advantage of our convenient carryout, pickup, and takeout options, allowing you to enjoy our delicious offerings on-the-go. From quick weekday lunches to leisurely weekend dinners, Bob & Ringo's is here to serve up exceptional barbecue and hospitality every step of the way.

Come join us at Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse for a dining experience unlike any other. With our commitment to quality, flavor, and customer satisfaction, we're proud to be Pontiac's favorite barbecue destination. Stop by today and experience the magic of Bob & Ringo's for yourself!

Areas Served

Pontiac, IL | Fairbury, IL | Dwight, IL | Streator, IL | Bloomington, IL | Elpaso, IL | Ottawa, IL | Kankakee, IL | Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs

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On 6/13/2024 Joseph O. had this to say:
Nice people good food. Will be back. It was a very casual atmosphere great for visiting with friends we hadn't seen in a while.

On 5/21/2024 Vic Valdez had this to say:
Great BBQ, brisket Mac is my fav

On 5/6/2024 Rory Keylon had this to say:
What a gem of a local establishment. Excellent food, great service and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to go back and try their cold smoked pastrami again. It was delicious.

On 5/5/2024 Charlotte Padbury had this to say:
We always look for look for local owned restaurants and stop here for lunch on way to Chicago. The pulled pork nachos were excellent! Fast service and nice atmosphere

On 4/15/2024 Kirk Edelman had this to say:
Great food at a reasonable price

Contact Us

Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse
223 W Madison St Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: (815) 844-6565

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Payment Types Accepted

American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: By Appointment Only Available By Appointment
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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On 2/15/2023 this was posted:
Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse is looking to fill positions for a part-time dishwasher for the evening shift and a part-time waitress for the morning shift. Interested in applying? Call us today to join our team here at Bob & Ringo's Grill & Smokehouse!




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