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Bob's In Arnolds Park

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243 West Broadway, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 332-6564
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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A family tradition!

A family tradition! We go to Bob's every year, and one year, we ate lunch there every single day. Great malts, casual, great view, fast. Love Bobs!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
sue d
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A family tradition! We go to Bob's every year, and one year, we ate lunch there every single day. Great malts, casual, great view, fast. Love Bobs!

Thank sue d
Silverthorne, Colorado
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our 1st lunch choice by boat & the 2nd was by car before we left Okoboji. This is a good spot for hot dogs at the Park. You'll have your dog the way you like it, lots of combos. The fame is the snap in every bite. We had great friendly service, our wait didn't seem very long, as busy... More 

Thank Coloradopegret
Rockwell City, Iowa
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nothing fancy about this deep fried food. No wait staff, order at counter. Good root beer. Good view of the lake from the patio. Onion rings were not great.

Thank Jill B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good place to stop for a quick lunch while you are at the park,boating, or one of the great concerts in the park. The tavern is great!

Thank hlmn99
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I expected an amazing hot dog. I got an OK dog. My wife's tavern was also OK. I did very much enjoy the fries though and the wait staff was friendly.

Thank Will D
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We eat at Bob's almost every time we visit the Lakes area. The food is outstanding and you can't beat the view. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Taverns, hot dogs, onion rings, fries...all fantastic. Order at the counter and then pick a seat and relax while enjoying the view of the lake, the boaters, the swimmers. Nothing fancy, just... More 

Thank jrD1663AJ
Arnolds Park, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Red casing hot dogs on a lake side setting, get them loaded or plain, just a great dog! They also feature "loose meat, sloppy joes" or whatever you prefer to call it. Just order up the "Bob Dog" and you'll be fine! Only downfall, might have to wait a bit.

Thank Jimy Mac L
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A great place for great food! Great view of the lake! Not a fancy place but very freindly and clean! A great place to people watch!

Thank RicoOcheyedan
Jenks, OK
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take the time to grab a couple Coney's while in the Arnolds Park Area. These are true old school dogs. They pop when you bite into them. The "chili" is different from anything you've had before. Try it...you like it!

Thank TandLJenks_OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

stopped at Bobs for a quick lunch. We tried the hot dog, tavern (loose meat burger-like sloppy Joe minus the sauce), onion rings, fries and homemade rootbeer. All was excellent. reasonably priced and perfect sized servings. The SOB (son of Bob) was very friendly. We ended up stopping back for dessert a little later. Recommend for a quick snack with... More 

Thank patina6901

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 West Broadway, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: (712) 332-6564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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