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Ox Yoke Inn

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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USD 5 - USD 23
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at the restaurant several times and the service is generally good, though flagging down your waitress is sometimes necessary for drink refills. The food is very good, but the one downside is that there are no substitutions permitted on any of the dinners.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stop and enjoy some German fair and the opportunity to eat family style if you so choose. Good food and good service.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

Had lunch at this restaurant during a road trip to Iowa. Home cooked type menu offered a variety of nice plates and sides. I had the fried pork loin sandwich which was just average-- seemed mostly breading and thin pork portion and fried and plenty....The rest of our group of 6 were satisfied with their selections. Overall, it was satisfactory and we would eat there again. If you have time and room, check out the house cinnamon roll offered in the lobby of the restaurant. And our server was excellent and attentive. Also, had a nice visit with the manager as he checked out the guests.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 September 2021

Had plenty of German food the day or two before so decided I just e=wanted a quick burger & this fit the bill perfectly! They cook it the way you like, a full half pound, absolutely great!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

We finished our visit to Amana, by having dinner here. The service was OUTSTANDING, from Lisa. She made sure that we all were happy and helped us select delicious entrees. We all enjoyed our sandwiches, salad, and fish...not to mention the desserts and flight of...beers.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

We did have to wait about an hour but were told this upfront, a tour bus had reservations. We were given a number and left When we returned in hour a table was ready. Great food and our waitress, Susie, was a gem! Added to...our experience when the owner stopped by table to check us and gave us some history when we asked. Wonderful German meal was had by all.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

Very disappointed with the Ox Yoke Inn. We drove 2 hours to have an early dinner and the Lady at the register told us we had to wait till 4 pm before they started to serve again. She said they could put us on a...waiting list and we could go shopping. Shopping for 2 hours in the Amana Colonies, yea right.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021

We decided to try some of the German food. I ordered weiner (veal) schnitzel- it was kind of stringy. I also had spatzel which is kind of a noodle & rice, it was okay, not much taste. My husband got sauerbraten- it was thinly sliced...beef, very tender. I didn't care for the sauce but it was okay for my husband. I also got a piece of rhubarb pie- I wanted to compare it to my mother's- my mother's is better! My husband got apple strudel which was very good- he let me taste it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

We enjoyed the schnitzel. All of the (family style) sides were delicious too! We enjoyed the wonderful desserts

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Ate here at noon on Sunday, August 1. All seven of us adults were very satisfied with what we ordered. I had the Bratwurst & Knackwurst Platter - very good, though I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Green beans were excellent, complete with...onion and bacon. The roll with strawberry jam was great. I also has cole slaw which was awesome. Others in our party had ham, walleye, chicken, Jäger Burger, and something else I don't remember. Everyone liked what they ordered. The place was very clean, including the restrooms, and there is ample parking in the back. Service was very friendly and efficient. They do add 4% to your bill if you pay by credit card, something I rarely encounter. They do have a sign as you enter stating this. It appeared all staff members wore masks, which was good, and had sanitizer available upon entry.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Don E
11 February 2017|
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Most likely yes.
Julie V
24 September 2016|
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Response from gcleff11 | Reviewed this property |
If your party decides to dine family-style, you will not have any room for dessert... ;)
Anita M
7 August 2016|
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Response from blandboy | Reviewed this property |
It's my experience that options are usually your choice of canned green beans or corn; but you don't have a choice potatoes ... you get whatever's featured that day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ox Yoke Inn

Yes, Ox Yoke Inn offers takeaway services.

Yes, Ox Yoke Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ox Yoke Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4