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!
"Bob's calls its loosemeats a tavern. It is the quintessential northwest Iowa roadfood sandwich."
"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."
"Bob's makes excellent thick shakes, like this cherry one."
"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."
"Sioux City Journal writer Marcia Poole snapped this picture of us looking very happy ... after a meal at Bob's."
"Bob Kass opened this drive-in in 1949. His son Myles expects his kids to take over one day."