Miles Inn is the perfect example of the old saying, “Do one thing, and do it well.” If you live in Sioux City, there’s no way you haven’t heard of Miles Inn and their famous “Charlie Boy” sandwiches, paired with an ice cold schooner.
Miles Inn only serves two food options: Charlie Boy’s, and Charlie Boy nachos. Charlie Boy’s are kind of like a tavern (if you’re from Iowa and know what that word means) but they aren’t saucy and they don’t fall apart like a loose meat sandwich. They have a distinctly pepper taste, and when you order it with everything it comes with ketchup, mustard, onion, pickles, and a slice of cheese (I recommend getting it this way). Most folks recommend getting a Charlie Boy with an ice cold schooner of beer, which is a huge frozen goblet. You’ll be impressed.
Miles isn’t out to impress you with decor, ambiance, or anything fancy, but it is a good place to catch a game with friends, if you can find a seat. I’d be surprised if more than 50 people could fit into the entire place. They have a full bar, so if you’re not the beer drinking type you can still get a drink. You can also order Charlie Boy meat for parties if you like. One important thing worth noting is you’ll need cash, or use the ATM in the bar.
You can check out Miles Inn on Facebook here. They don’t have a website (why would they?) so you’ll just have to stop in and check them out.
Grading scale: Parking = A; Charlie Boy’s = A; Seating area = D; Atmosphere = C; Overall = B