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Surly Bob's
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Sorry to see that Bobs has closed, this was a good place to go for a quick and affordable lunch. We can only hope something goes in to the location to address the same downtown lunch crowd.

Thank Gordupnorth
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

It was quiet when I went in and the (female) bar-person was not at all Bob or surly; she was cheerful and helpful. Food service was, however, slow I thought (since it was virtually empty at the time). Food quality was average bar food, reasonable value (remember you are in the North so stuff is more expensive than elsewhere). Not a stand-out place, but reasonable. I haven't found many alternatives in Yellowknife, but then I don't visit a lot. I thought it might have more local colour than the Boston Pizza a few blocks away, but never got the chance to compare them. Next time perhaps.

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Thank Peter_Cain
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Surly Bob's used to be owned by a good friend and it was another one of those places that took bad service to an art form. Bob was a character and always willing to stop and chat(complain). The food was very good although somewhat typical of a bar/restaurant. The biggest complaint most people had was the portions were huge - worked for me!!

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Food is really good, service is quick and friendly. Really would suggest visiting if you have not been before!

Thank Anonymous999999999
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Spent one week in the Knife, and went to watch a hockey game at Surly Bob's. Bob was an inconsiderate rude person, and the food was OK at best. We went back a few nights later to watch another game at around 8 o'clock (since your only options in Yellowknife to actually go out and watch games are Boston Pizza or Surly Bob's) only to have Bob himself tell my friend and I that they were no longer serving drinks that night, even though the place was pretty full with customers who were clearly still ordering food and drinks. I hope Bob chokes on his own poorly prepared cheap crappy food and gets eaten by a Polar Bear up there. What a way to represent Canada when you're one of the only sports bars in the hub of Northwest Territories.

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3  Thank DK K
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