The Bobcat Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway was bustling long past the lunch hour Thursday afternoon. The smell of grilled beef wafted through the 28-seat dining room as customers tucked into the eatery’s trademark 10-ounce green chile cheeseburgers.
Longtime proprietor and waitress Bonnie Eckre readied a to-go order while her husband, John Eckre, cleaned tables and son James Eckre, 19, manned the grill in the tiny kitchen. Outside, a couple from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., took each other’s pictures in front of the iconic roadside diner, which has been in operation since 1953.
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