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Ox Yoke Inn

4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
+1 319-622-3441
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
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German, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm in town for a week, and given the reviews, I decided to give it a try. I arrived around 5pm, and it was fairly busy but no wait. The server was prompt and very friendly. I was not sure which beer to try and...More

Thank ibfoody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason they received 1 star - there is no option for a zero!!! First , me and my friend sat there flicking CARPENTERS ANTS off of ourselves while we were eating. Once we were able to flag our waitress (she was a terrible...More

Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty a great German food! You won't leave hungry! Nice atmosphere, excellent service. A must place to eat while in the Amana Colonies!

Thank Cma2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was great, service was excellent. Baked steak plate was very good, schnitzel was very good. Waiter was attentive! Gone here since a child, better than ever now!

Thank Letonn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family style cuisine with homey atmosphere. Food and service were great. There were seven of us, everyone ordered something different and everyone was liked their food.

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was very easy to set up a reservation because this town has numerous bus tours. The menu is made up of traditional German food. They offer a wine and beer list. Their raspberry ice tea was a favorite in our group. I ordered...More

1  Thank rlfriedrich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you leave the Ox Yoke hungry . . . Impossible. The family style meals are not made for the light eaters. Dig in! The fried chicken is great and the saurerbraten out of this world. The only issue I had was our food was...More

Thank 4catcouple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner on a Wednesday night, in and out in 30 minutes for a 2 piece chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. The food and service were outstanding as was the coconut cream pie.

Thank Ole D
Reviewed 1 week ago

For sentimental reasons this is probably my all time favorite restaurant. It brings back many happy memories to me! With that being said, I had lunch here instead of dinner this time. The food is very good, although it has changed over the years. The...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have frequented this location my entire life and are a fan of the family style meals. We accidently came on a Sun. and had the bruch. We had never done it before so figured it was worth the try. We were so wrong! The...More

Thank jessieots
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
  • Phone Number: +1 319-622-3441
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You hungry? Famous for American and German food served "Family Style". Hearty and light portions including chicken, hand cut steaks, roast beef, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel cutlets, Amana made brats, pork chops, catfish, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and desserts...Including rhubarb custard with meringue topping, chocolate and coconut cream pies. Pies to Go. Children's and Carryout menus. Local, American and imported wines, beers, and cocktails. Serving daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets and on Sundays a Four Entree Brunch Buffet. The Ox Yoke Inn is "An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940." It's main dining rooms were built in 1856, and is a National Historic Landmark. Five generations of the Leichsenring family have owned and operated the restaurant.
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