Tucked into the Oregon District is a pub with personality called Blind Bob’s. Cheap drink specials and a unique spin on food has locals becoming loyal regulars. The Big Ragu first heard of Blind Bob’s through word of mouth, all of which was good. We were lucky to visit the eatery for a DaytonMostMetro.com Happy Hour event in late summer. On our next Food Adventure to Blind Bob’s, we ate dinner with Heater from the Dayton Dragon’s. You never know who or what you are going to see at Blind Bob’s.
You want unique? How about a cream of pickle soup that is one of their most popular items? It is sweet, creamy and will leave you wanting more. Also addicting is the Hummus and Pita Chips appetizer. You can’t go wrong with homemade pita chips and creamy hummus.
Blind Bob’s burgers are top notch, with specialty choices like the Italian Burger which is a half-pound patty, stuffed with provolone, basil, and green peppers. It is then topped with marinara and caramelized onions. Is your mouth watering yet? The burger was juicy and the toppings were amazing. Another specialty sandwich we would highly recommend is the Crabby Patty which includes a handmade crabcake on a bun. It is topped with sauteed onions, peppers, and provolone cheese, smothered in herbed aioli. It will have your taste buds rocking and rolling.
Other great menu items worth a try are the Ultimate Falafel Wrap and the Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. Actually, they call the choices “sammiches” on the menu. You know it tastes good with a name like sammich. We were pleasantly surprised and “blindsided” by the superb menu that quenched our Food Adventure appetite.
Drink specials?.. Yeah they have those. Everyday prices are $2 Miller High Life and $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon beers. On Monday’s the Mickey’s 16 ounce cans are only a buck! Happy Hour at Blind Bob’s means $2.50 well drinks and 75 cents off all bourbon. They have an eclectic selection of a few drafts, one of which Big Ragu loved called Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy. It was refreshing and fruity, so The Big Ragu checked his man card at the door and ordered another. We also enjoyed a bottle of “Hop Baron.”
But there is more to see at Blind Bob’s. Their website calendar is packed with trivia nights, karaoke, open mic nights and live bands. The historic building lends itself to the charismatic appeal of this locally owned eatery. Blind Bob’s is definitely a great place to grab dinner and an adult beverage. With a fun atmosphere inside and the Oregon District right outside, this place is a blast. So, next time you are wanting something different for a bite and a drink, ask yourself: “What about Bob’s?”
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