Bobbie's Dairy Dip is a Nashville institution. This little shake shack is open in the warmer months only. I know summer is coming when they open. Located on Charlotte Pike, this old school throwback offers retro-charm with damn tasty food offerings.
Service is simple at Bobbie's. There is a line for order and pay and a window for pick up. The staff calls your name on the loudspeaker when your order is ready. Sometimes the line can be pretty long. But the young staff keeps it moving. Also, our server was pretty hilarious.
The shack is painted with all these cute retro designs. My favorite is the anthropomorphic food that explains how delicious they are and that you need to eat them. That is one self-hating hamburger. Every time I come here I snap some photos of the food doodles.
And of course we had to order a side of sweet potato fries (healthy-right?) The fries themselves are great, but the sauce they came with was a little confusing. At first we thought it was just mayo- it had that color and consistency. But when we tasted it, it was- different. I think they were trying to do a horseradish dressing, but it missed the mark. Granted, I still ate it but it confused me with every bite.
And per a recommendation from food and travel blogger Erin, we got the Screamin' Joe Lewis shake. Its a Mexican chocolate shake with cayenne pepper. It tasted like chocolate at first, then burning. It was delicious and addicting. You can't eat at Bobbie's without having an ice cream cone or a shake. You just can't.
So get out there and enjoy the summer! It's what Bobbie's is all about.