Started in 1976 by John Hindman and Charlie Konett. We had been friends in college and often discussed going into some kind of business together. ... More
Bilbo's Pizza Corporation
Started in 1976 by John Hindman and Charlie Konett. We had been friends in college and often discussed going into some kind of business together. Bilbo's grew out of our interest in and love for the famous Tolkien trilogy chronicalling the adventures of Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Wizards, and all manner of interesting characters. We chose the name Bilbo's because of the enduring nature of the character by that name and the tree logo because of the singular and unusual ( to Hobbits) existence of the Mallorn tree in Hobbiton that became the centerpiece for the grand birthday party that Bilbo threw for himself that signalled the beginning of the adventure of the War of the RIng.
The Pizza was pretty good, but the service was horrible!
We arrived on a Saturday, early in the day. We took a seat at the bar and waiting almost 15 minutes before the bartender acknowledged us. He stood there just spacing out and not doing anything while we waited. When we finally asked for a beer list, he just set a plastic table sign in front of us with a general list of the beers on it. Nothing to describe what they are, and with the names they use you can't tell if it's a stout, porter, IPA, etc. We asked to see a manager, but one never came over to us.
This is the second time I've been here, and it will definately be my last.
Great pizza. I'd say best I have had in Kalamazoo like the Shakespears. They have great specials thursday and saturday. However, the service is extremely slow. They started getting busier, but don't have anymore servers. We waited 15 minutes on Saturday and then left to go to Gallaghers. We went from once a week to maybe once a month now.
I've been here several times, I like that you can order wheat crust pizza which is hard to find and their dill dip is awesome. My complaint is I went for their lunch special, I called to place my order no knowing there was a lunch special ordered what i wanted then when i heard the total I was shocked...so then she informed me that there was a lunch special and i could get it for about $3 less. Once I picked it up and got back to work I opened the box to see an order of bread stix that was only about 3in. in diameter, very disappointing for the price, and the salad is nothing more than out of a bag from the store, and my visit there for the thursday night special was really disappointing, my boyfriend and I ordered a pizza wheat crust and minus mushrooms, the pizza arrived about 40 mins later with white crust and mushrooms, the mushrooms wouldn't have been a big deal except I can't eat the white crust so we sent it back.....another 35 mins went by before we got our pizza, she kept telling us it would be out soon and there were 2 tickets ahead of ours, I feel since ours was wrong it should have been pushed ahead to begin with, anyways she never came back to check on the 2nd pizza or bring napkins or silverware...or the bill, we ended up paying our bill at the bar and leaving.