2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 59, Hartley

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We came hungry and we left stuffed. And that’s exactly how Bob would want it. 240 North 8th Avenue East.

Hartley, IA: O’Brien County

You know what’s crazy? Not stopping in Hartley if you find yourself in this region of Northwest Iowa. Another thing that’s crazy is this guy Bob, and he and his crew make crazy good food. Crazy GREAT food that is. We cruised into Hartley on a Sunday evening after a hard day gallivanting and we needed some of this craziness we all heard about from the locals. Let’s dig in!

Meat and potatoes, my dear diners, and Crazy Bob’s has got the comfort food menu you grew up loving and some of their twists included. Grilled chicken Oscar with a rich cheesy and cream sauce topped with fresh asparagus. A cheeseburger topped with your choice of pulled pork or smoked brisket. And those spuds I heavily peppered myself is not your average mashers grandma makes. Bob likes a little “whooo-we” in the food. That’s why we have their lumpy mashed potatoes with green chili gravy. Another crazy idea? Going to a place known for their fantastic BBQ and not ordering the BBQ. I’m getting out of control on this one.

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The little fishy just kept calling for me and I couldn’t help but eat it.

Yes, its swimming in their Southwestern sauce and no I am not apologizing for it. The Cajun Catfish sandwich is hand breaded and fried to golden-crispy perfection the way it should be done. Piled with all that fresh garnish and landing itself into our Best Between Bread competition. Hartley just joined the greatest sandwich search in history!

Be sure to read about the other Best Between Bread contenders in the communities of….

Algona, Amana, Bettendorf, Brooklyn, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Center Point, Charles CityCherokee, Clear Lake, Conesville, Coralville, Crawfordsville, Cresco, Creston, Decatur City, Decorah, Dubuque, Eldridge, Elkader, ElyFort Madison, Grinnell, GunderHale, Hiawatha, HillsHumboldt, Indianola, Iowa CityKeokuk, Lake View, Lansing, Long Grove, MarionMarshalltown, Montrose, New Albin, Nichols, North Liberty, Oakland Mills, OkobojiOrange City, Paullina, Pocahontas, Robins, Rowley, Sheldon, Shueyville, Sigourney, Spencer, Storm Lake, Sutliff, Tiffin,  Vinton, Walcott, Waterloo, Waukon, Waverly, Webster City, West Branch and Wilton!

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