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Bob's Drive-Inn

Highway 75 South, Le Mars, IA - (712) 546-5445
Bob’s loosemeats are definitive: browned ground beef, strained of fat, then pressure-cooked with sauce and spice, they are a bunful with pickles and cheese. Each sandwich is made on a good-quality roll but if for some reason you don’t want loosemeats, get a couple of franks. Bob's dogs are natural-casing beauties with a real snap to their skin.
83% Approval Rating (12 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
loosemeats
hot dog
Bob Dog
milk shake
Tavern sandwich
Fried cheese curds

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"On the subject of loosemeats, people from Arizona don’t know squat. Myles Kass, proprietor of Bob’s Drive-Inn, a Le Mars, Iowa, restaurant started by his father in 1949, tells about some Phoenicians who came through town a while ago to visit The Blue Bunny Ice Cream ..."   [Read More]
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Amy van Arkel
February 26, 2008
"My mother was born and raised in Le Mars, Iowa and I spent the first 18 summers of my life in Le Mars. It was the highlight of my vacation to go to Bob's Drive-Inn. Yes, I had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends but it was even better when we would go ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

Highway 75 South, Le Mars, IA
(712) 546-5445

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Bob's calls its loosemeats a tavern. It is the quintessential northwest Iowa roadfood sandwich.
"Bob's calls its loosemeats a tavern. It is the quintessential northwest Iowa roadfood sandwich."
Michael Stern





Although taverns are the #1 hit on Bob's menu, the hot dogs are superb -- locally-made Wimmer's brand. This is a Bob Dog, which is one of those fine franks topped with loosemeats. Proprietor Myles Kass gets a real kick from the fact that the end of each Wimmer's dog resembles a thumb.
"Although taverns are the #1 hit on Bob's menu, the hot dogs are superb -- locally-made Wimmer's brand. This is a Bob Dog, which is one of those fine franks topped with loosemeats. Proprietor Myles Kass gets a real kick from the fact that the end of each Wimmer's dog resembles a thumb."
Michael Stern


Bob's makes excellent thick shakes, like this cherry one.
"Bob's makes excellent thick shakes, like this cherry one."
Cliff Strutz


A perfect summertime supper: a tavern sandwich accompanied by a basket of cheese curds.
"A perfect summertime supper: a tavern sandwich accompanied by a basket of cheese curds."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Another Roadfood axiom is that restaurants that claim to be 'Home of.....' something are usually going to be Roadfood worthy.
"Another Roadfood axiom is that restaurants that claim to be 'Home of.....' something are usually going to be Roadfood worthy."
Cliff Strutz


<U>Sioux City Journal</U> writer Marcia Poole snapped this picture of us looking very happy ... after a meal at Bob's.
"Sioux City Journal writer Marcia Poole snapped this picture of us looking very happy ... after a meal at Bob's."
Michael Stern


Bob Kass opened this drive-in in 1949. His son Myles expects his kids to take over one day.
"Bob Kass opened this drive-in in 1949. His son Myles expects his kids to take over one day."
Michael Stern



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