A native Iowa Citian who returned to raise my family here, I find myself *far* more opinionated when it comes to everything from the restaurants to the city council. Here is my $.02.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Bobs Your Uncle

Bobs Your Uncle
Two locations
2208 N Dodge Street

First word that comes to mind: Gluttony

Rating (Out of possible 5): 4.93 (.07 is being deducted because they forgot our dinner salads last order.)

On the East side of Iowa City, the choices for good food delivery are slim pickins. Besides the obvious pizza joints, there is one Chinese place (check back next week for review) that will bring you a meal.

Needless to say, we were ecstatic at the thought of Bobs Your Uncle opening it's East side location. We had made the trek across town many times to enjoy the Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Creole Pasta. (It's heaven in a bowl.) Plus, hello happy hour! We need a good watering hole. The Hilltop just doesn't cut it.

As far as delivery goes, we were skeptical. How could these dishes be any good delivered to your door? Would they be nearly as good? The answer is a big HELL YEAH.

The other night, on a long journey home with two tired kids, we drove by Bobs and decided to order delivery. (I am a big advocate for signage containing phone numbers so you can easily order on the go.) Information gave me the digits and we called from our cell. Within minutes of arriving home & unpacking kids, we had a nice hot meal waiting for us.

Ever since checking out the new online menu, I had been having a hankering for the Buffalo Chicken Burrito.

Buffalo Chicken Burrito $13.95
Spicy chicken pieces wrapped in a flour tortilla with Sal's twice-baked potatoes, bits of celery and carrots, and buffalo sauce, garnished with a few fried onions. Served with a side salad.

It was so tasty. The flour tortilla tasted like homemade bread and it arrived non-soggy. Amazing for how saucy this little sucker is. We got sides of veggies that were crisp and steamy when we opened up the packaging. While inhaling the food, we discussed how some places "just do it right" with take out or delivery. It's all about the food packaging. These meals are big enough to split between two adults, but delicious enough to polish off and spend the remainder of the evening in a recliner, in a food coma. It hurts so good.

Great beer selection. I recommend a black & tan. (Bass & Guiness.)

The bonus is this is a locally owned establishment. I am a firm believer in supportingg locally owned. Especially when it's a business that does it right. It makes the cost factor easier to swallow. Literally.


Blogger AnnieGavin said...

I love Bob's Your Uncle also! So yummy and my sister is a waitress there. I also love that their pizza is the same as the original Airliner. I recommend grilled chicken and Roma tomatoes.

PS. The Mill also delivers to the east side and it's yummy as well.

PSS Whateva We Can Deliva is my new best friend. They delivered Sushi Popo to me last night. It's cheap and great. Check it out!!

Sunday, April 02, 2006 10:25:00 AM

Blogger AnnieGavin said...

Here's the website


Monday, April 03, 2006 4:59:00 PM

Blogger iowa city chick said...

The owner of Bobs Your Uncle, Randy Larson, emailed me that the number would be on the sign and VOILA, it is! Now there will no need to call information. Thank you Randy!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 7:26:00 PM


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