Bob’s Bar: not the cleanest but food lives up to the hype

Kori Siebert, Staff Writer

This past week I drove 28 miles to Bob’s Bar to get their famous huge burger and see what the hype was all about. Let me tell you the hype is real. My cheese burger was bigger than my hand, taking up the whole plate.

I didn’t eat breakfast or lunch, so I could prepare my stomach to eat the whole burger, too bad my belly got full of cheese balls and onion rings before I could even sink my teeth into the burger.

Two 12-inch platters piled high full of cheese balls, that had been battered and fried, and onion rings. I know the difference between real and fake onion rings, and those bad boys were real. Everything was still full of all that grease, but I’m about to turn 20 so I can still put junk in my body without something going terribly wrong.

I had three other people eating the appetizers with me, including a football player, a 40-year-old man, a petite freshman girl, and then myself, a track athlete whose stomach never ends. And we barely ate half of each platter. I thought the price was high for $12 dollars each, but you will walk away with leftovers, so the price is right.

Now onto the main reason you would go to Bob’s Bar, the mammoth sized burger. The burger was served alone with amenities, but there wasn’t much room for anything else since the burger took up the whole plate. And we’re not talking about your dinky sized plate, we’re talking about a regular dinner platter full of one big, juicy burger. If you’re needing a reference size, the cheese square was twice the size of the burger it was melted on.

Bob’s Bar has over 10,000 likes on Facebook, but yet their town has only 103 people, so people are definitely willing to travel for a good ol’ huge burger. The only downside is they only accept cash, so make sure to have your wad of good-old-fashion green paper on hand for all those cheese balls.

I used all the directions Siri told me to take to get to Bob’s Bar, and I still questioned if I arrived at the right place. Getting rid of the beer cans outside and giving the building a fresh coat of paint might make it look like an actual establishment. There were only two windows in the whole place and they were covered with posters. It was pretty dim lit, some say romantic, I say trying to hide the fact that they probably haven’t swept in a while. For those neat freaks out there, don’t head into the bathrooms or touch anything around you. Great food, just not the cleanest place in the world.

Beside the place being dark and a little sketchy I’d give this place 4 ½ stars because their food was still fantastic. Bob’s Bar is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day, so I know whenever I’m feeling hungry they’ll always be open.