I had the opportunity to go see my brother’s concert out in Fort Dodge at Iowa Central Community College on last night. It was well worth the drive to see his performance and to visit with him. Shout out to the Triton Fine Arts, it was a splendid show.
After the concert, we headed out to eat, since the entire family hadn’t eaten anything since about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and there was tables of cider and sweet treats surrounding us after the concert in the lobby of the auditorium. My brother suggested to visit a well-known restaurant in Fort Dodge that his roommate had suggested to be a good place to eat.
We arrived in downtown Fort Dodge and parked in front of the Boston Centre. It looked to be a condo building with an umbrella entrance way and nice front lobby. Inside the tinted glass, there were neon signs, and it looked to be a bar of some sort. We thought the bar on a Friday night might not be the best family environment to sit down, relax and catch up on, but instead our hunger pushed us through the doors down to the restaurant known as Olde Boston’s Restaurant and Pub. The atmosphere was pretty calm for a Friday night, which gave me a good impression. The restaurant had that rustic feeling with the tin ceiling tiles and exposed brick behind the bar that stretched to the ceiling. An old Budweiser train ornament light was hung above the bartender’s head. My family was seated quickly at a spot in front of a flat screen showing the UNI-Montana Football game.
The menu looked appetizing; entrees ranged from different salads to sandwiches, burgers, sliders, dinners, and a back side full of on-tap beers, wines, fountain drinks, and more. The prices seemed to be a little high for my taste, but my parents were taking care of the bill (it sounds like a bad thing, but they wouldn’t want me to pay for the meal anyways, even if I said I would).
My dad, brother and I ordered the first burger that drew our attention on the menu. The Triple B was a half-pound burger topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon, a fried egg, and hashbrown topped with thousand island dressing. It sounded like a Royal Red Robin burger on steroids. The choice of sides included: mac & cheese, coleslaw, soup, French fries, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, and a couple more I couldn’t remember. I ordered coleslaw with my burger; my brother ordered mac & cheese while my dad got French Fries. My mom ordered the roast beef ciabatta sandwich with steamed vegetables, and my sister ordered blackened chicken sandwich with mac & cheese.
The food took about 12 minutes to get to the table after ordering; my eyes caught the sight of the Triple B Burger–IT WAS MASSIVE!!!! The burger was at least six inches high, everything stacked up on each other. The first bite was delicious, the thousand island dressing topped it off, but the hashbrown was a good and unique addition to the burger. I didn’t need to order any fries. The coleslaw was a typical slaw with a vinegar and mayo base with shredded cabbage and carrots.
Of course, I had a bite of everyone elses food; it was a family meal at a new restaurant–its protocol to at least have a bite off of everyone’s plate. I took a bite of my mom’s roast beef ciabatta sandwich; the beef was tender, and the pepper jack cheese gave it a nice spice. My sister offered me a quarter of her blackened chicken sandwich; it was somewhat spicy but a little on the dry side.
The best sandwich of the night: The Triple B Burger–It was considered a new burger on the menu and should be considered a classic and a signature menu item.
The best side of the night: Mac & Cheese–I do not know what I was thinking in ordering the coleslaw; the mac & cheese won hands down with its creamy and cheesy character.
Thanks to the staff at Olde Boston’s in downtown Fort Dodge, Iowa for giving us a good time. The only down sides to the night included the extreme cold up in northwest Iowa, but I shouldn’t complain, and the guy that came up to watch the game extremely close to the tinted window and our table. I felt like I was pet in the window of a pet shop. That’s all right.
If you are ever in Fort Dodge, here is the link to Olde Boston’s website: