Although comfort food warms the heart, eating a baby's security blanket is inadvisable. Dine on the real thing with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and comfort cuisine at Bob's Your Uncle in Iowa City.
Bob's Your Uncle serves up a massive menu of handmade comfort fare and pizza, all created with local meats and delectable ingredients. Filled with hope for the future, the Roaring '20s chicken breast dances the Charleston in a chicken broth and wine sauce, cozying next to french bread while coveting a baked yukon gold potato for its grasp of expressionism. Scoop up a slice from one of the specialty pizzas named for Iowa basketball players—such as the Glenn "Stick" Vidnovic, with melted feta cheese, grilled Cajun chicken breast, and fresh mushrooms ($15.45+). Gravy smothers oven-baked beef, potatoes, and carrots in the pot roast ($11.95), accompanied by other comfort foods such as Grandmother's meatloaf, which carries confidence-boosting compliments written on its back in Bob's secret sauce ($10.95). Cooks also stuff stomachs with hearty sandwiches that include a tasty reuben ($10.45), pork tenderloin ($9.95), and grilled portabella mushroom ($10.45). Bob's Your Uncle bolsters its convivial atmosphere with two dining rooms, one equipped with big-screen HDTVs, and an outdoor patio during warm weather.
Bob's Your Uncle
OK, not your uncle. "Bob's your uncle," a century-old British slang phrase, refers to anyone with a bright future, and if Executive Chef Sal Hnesh's previous endeavors are any indication, this restaurant can most certainly count "Bob" among its kin. Renowned for his pizza, Chef Hnesh, a 30-year veteran of the Iowa City culinary scene, hurls dough sky-high before peppering fresh ingredients across thin, medium-thick, pan, or stuffed-crust pies. The menu oscillates from gourmet pizza to homestyle comfort fare such as liver and onions, goulash, shepherd's pie and roast beef served on gravy-smothered sourdough. Many gluten-free options available, as are pasta, salad, and sandwich options, all with generous portions.
2208 N Dodge St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52245