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Bob's Drive-Inn

Highway 75 South, Le Mars, IA - (712) 546-5445
Posted By Amy van Arkel on 2/26/2008 9:09:00 PM
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 to Bob's. I live 1668.13 miles away from Bob's and I've never been able to find a hotdog or tavern, loosemeat, etc. that even comes close. I wish that they would ship their food. Yes, I know it's not realistic but I love this place so much that it would be worth it.

It's not the biggest place in Le Mars. It looks as though it has expanded since I was there last but it's not about the ambiance or the environment. With Bob's it's about the food!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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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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