Bob's Bitchin' BBQ opens

Article by Brooke Bechen, Reporter/News and Features, for the Dodgeville Chronicle. Original post here:

On November 1, Bob's Bitchin' BBQ opened in downtown Dodgeville, welcoming residents of the area to taste original BBQ sauces along with other satisfying menu items.

Bob Page, owner of Bob's Bitchin' BBQ, has been very busy since the opening.

"From day one, it has been busy," Page said. "Our customer count has been much higher than I ever envisioned."

Bob's Bitchin' BBQ offers a variety of items on their menu, including some of Page's infamous BBQ sauces.

In July 2011, Page began selling his Bitchin' BBQ sauces officially. They can be ordered online on his website,

Page has been making his Original BBQ sauce for 30 years, he said. Page also creates and sells six other sauces which can be purchased for his customer's very own barbecue creations.

Opening the restaurant was the next step to expand the sauce business, Page said.

"What better way to get someone to buy the sauce than to be able to enjoy it on some traditional BBQ cooked meats," Page said.

The beef brisket happens to be Page's favorite item on the menu.

Page had originally intended for Bob's Bitchin' BBQ to be open for breakfast, but because of the restaurant's busy first few weeks, he has changed the hours of operation.

Bob's Bitchin' BBQ is now open at 11 a.m. daily. On Monday, lunch is served until 3:00 p.m and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the restaurant is open until 8:00 p.m. 

Weekend hours are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Page hopes customers flock to the restaurant for a comfortable environment, great service and great BBQ.

"It's a fun place to hang with friends and family," he said.

Page and his wife, JJ, moved to the Dodgeville area six years ago. Page had been managing food services for Sodexo Management at the Lands' End Headquarters in Dodgeville before launching the restaurant.