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The Dry Dock

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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U.S. 71, Arnolds Park, IA
08:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One our our family's regular stops when at Okoboji, Great bar type food at very reasonable prices. Dry Dock sits right on Okoboji and you can come by boat.

1 Thank Ron M
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We wanted some walleye so stopped at the Dry Doc for lunch and was enjoying eating there and looking over Lake Okaboji we were not disappointed we think walleye is the best tasting fish in Iowa we definitely want to go back.

Thank Bruce W
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a favorite place of ours when in Okoboji. Right on the lake, it offers great views. Its a fun friendly place with great food. Priced just right! My favorite meal...the shrimp basket!

Thank Patty F
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great food right on the lake. wonderfull lake view and very relaxing. makes you want to go back again. We will be.

Thank Bill B
Sioux City, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A charming, old fashioned little joint on the water. Great breakfast: highly recommend the eggs benedict or biscuits and gravy!

Thank michellepJ2012XF
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Horrible service and food. Eaten here many times but this will be the last. You can tell summer is over at the dry dock and if they don't get it together it will be over for them as well.

Thank sd h
Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I always try to come to the dry dock everytime I come to Okoboji. I have never had a bad meal and the wait staff is always very nice.

Thank bb0925
Bennington, Nebraska
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at this resort several times over the years. Maybe since its towards the end of the season, but the staff seamed very unpleasant. As a customer all I can do is come in and place my order, the rest of the experience is up to the staff. I ordered what was called "Alaskan walleye pollock." I even... More 

Thank mexicoplumber
Show Low, Arizona
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162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Full service from morning to evening. Nice menu and great deck overlooking the passage between the lakes Good service and fun atmosphere.

1 Thank R H
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

You can sit outside or enjoy the view of the lake from the inside. The food is always cooked very well and tastes good! It's a good place to make a staple of your trip that you know will always be good. They stick to what they know.

Thank tjoia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U.S. 71, Arnolds Park, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?