(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 6 | View All Season 6 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: December 7, 2012
Barefoot Bob’s Beach Grill Address: 276 Nantasket Ave Hull, Massachusetts 02045
Barefoot Bob’s was a Hull, Massachusetts restaurant featured on season 6 of Kitchen Nightmares. The Barefoot Bob’s Kitchen Nightmares episode aired on December 7, 2012, but the actual filming and Gordon Ramsay visit took place in May 2012. It was episode 5 of season 6.
Barefoot Bob’s is a restaurant on the beachfront of Hull, Massachusetts.
It’s a little tourist town with the beach as its attraction.
Mark and Lisa are the owners who bought the restaurant and they serve Traditional seafood and American Cuisine. T
hey decided to work together to make it run smoothly.
To help it run as it should, Mark is a cook and Lisa works the counter up in the front.
They say that they are having a hard time keeping customers in the cold weather seasons, but in the summertime, they have a full house with guests all season long. They say they are failing as a couple because of the restaurant’s poor progress.
Gordon comes into town. He meets the owners and the servers.
He orders three things. The New England Clam Chowder, the Lobster Roll, and Bob’s Buoy Platter.
He says the place is filthy. Especially, the menus. He said the food is disgusting and dull.
He comes back for supper time. He finds a baffling occurrence of a psychic there who is asking patrons if she can read their future. Gordon is daunted. He licks her crystal ball and asks her the future. This is perhaps one of the weirdest moments in Kitchen Nightmares.
Gordon is always complaining about cleanliness, but he licks a random psychic’s crystal ball? That’s weird! If you forget what I’m talking about, here’s video proof:
Let’s get back to the episode…
Gordon notices that the kitchen has food flying out of it, but at the same time it’s going back returned to the kitchen because of being cold, disgusting, and overcooked.
He asks to look at the food supply and storage and finds things out of date, old food, and the storage section a mess.
Gordon offers to make over the restaurant, update the systems, teach cooks new food to update the menu.
They accept and claim the are so excited when it’s complete. Gordon re-opens the place for business. They are doing better as a couple, the customers love the new food, and the décor is a hit.
Barefoot Bob’s Beach Grill Update - What Happened Next?
They kept up with what they were taught for awhile after for a good season or so. They stuck with the routine temporarily and were a hit with the customers.
Then slowly, but surely, they tapered back to their old ways, their old habits, the old menu dishes, and the old nasty décor within a six month time span.
They slowly disregarded the advice, time, and work of Gordon Ramsay and insisted their way was better than the superior chef who is world renowned.
Too bad the psychic couldn’t predict the outcome for the restaurant and Mark and Lisa.
They took for granted the time, money, and efforts of the master chef Gordon Ramsay.
As a result of their lazy ways, and selfish stubborn personalities, and the reversion back to their old routines, they ended up closing their doors for good in December of 2016.
A lot of the old customers who knew this restaurant and staff for a few years say that the bathrooms were always filthy, the food service horrible, and the food was never fresh but old tasting and frozen.
For a time, the old Barefoot Bob’s location was occupied by a restaurant called HK Too (Hulls Kitchen). However, that also had very poor reviews and closed after enjoying a 2.5 star Yelp rating.
As of 2021, the location seems to be empty as far as I can tell.
Why did Barefoot Bob’s close?
Beyond the ever present issues with a slow low season in a beach town, Barefoot Bob’s seems to have failed because they ignored Gordon Ramsay’s changes and went back to their old menu and routines.
Are Mark and Lisa from Barefoot Bob’s still married?
As of 2021, Mark and Lisa, the Barefoot Bob’s owners, are still married. So while the restaurant broke up, the couple’s marriage still seems to be going strong. Congratulations to them!
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Last updated: 2021-12-28 06:57