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Bob's In Arnolds Park

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243 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7779
(712) 332-6564
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lakeside view for a quick, casual Meal. We had YUMMY hotdog, fries and malt. We'll be back ext summer!

Thank Sheila K
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a hot dog stand on steriods, they brought a water dish out for my dog. They have beer and wine too!

Thank jetsoo
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nice little place with great patio seating overlooking lake in Arnold Park. They have hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and such. You order food at counter and they bring it out to you.

Thank kayMinnesota
Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The loose meat sandwich was amazing and my husband loves the hot dogs. This is a great inexpensive way to get a meal in Arnold's park! Get it to go and sit in the park!

Thank Cidhorn
Plano, Texas
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229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I miss Iowa taverns. I grew up with them, but I cannot get them outside of Iowa. Bob's has a great loosemeat that is served in the tavern and on top of hot dogs with onions and mustard. It's awesome. If you're thinking about coming here, they mostly serve hot dogs, fries, onion rings and taverns. Great kid spot. Bob's... More 

Thank CraftBeers
Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

My husband LOVES Bob's chicken sandwiches, and my brother loves the hotdog serves with loose ground beef. The french fries and onion ring are also good. Oh, and the soft serve ice cream that comes in all sorts of awesome flavors. It's the perfect treat after a day on the boat.

Thank Jessica R
Deer Park, Illinois
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Drove 400 miles for a Cheese Tavern with everything. The best, no doubt. Food snobs and critics don't understand...if your in the area, stop and give Bob's a try.

1 Thank Ilenvman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for the end of the day at the Park. This is a family friendly establishment with great staff The Bob Dog and a malt are the way to go with reasonable prices

Thank Russell W
Spencer, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We live in the area and eat here regularly in the summer, but it's definitely not my favorite place. Not too many options on the menu, most things are fried. That being said, the food is always fresh and hot, and the chicken strips and fries are very good. I would just prefer something a little healthier myself.

Thank LisaEwoldt
Tallahassee, Florida
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7779
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: (712) 332-6564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?