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Okoboji Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1425 W 19th St S, Newton, IA 50208-6003
+1 641-792-1023
23:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 23:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 7 arriving at a very crowded time. There was one bar height table available in the bar. We decided to take it rather than wait. It was tucked back in a corner so the noise from the bar was limited. We had 3 people with hearing aids and they were happy with the table placement.... More 

Thank louisapaule
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here in the past with family, but this was the first time by ourselves. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. The price was much less than we anticipated. We will be returning the next time we are in Newton. We are from Wisconsin, but come to Newton about three times a year.

Thank 376lucienv
Grinnell, Iowa
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Came here after picking family up in Des Moines. Seated quickly and wait staff was attentive. Problem was the food. I ordered Grinder which had good sausage but very boring. A few mild peppers under melted mozzarella but just plain. There is a Dairy Barn in Grinnell that is much better. My wife got broccoli cheese soup which had no... More 

Thank PeteysGrinnell
Bergen, Norway
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315 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Came here quite late one evening, just before theystopped serving food because they were too busy. Our waiter was nice but other than that, nothing much to write home about. My wife's meal was ok, but my buffalo wings were not good at all. The skin on them were kind of soggy and made it difficult (and nasty) to chew... More 

Thank Thomas1406
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our server was the only thing that made a positive impression for us at this restaurant. We ordered 2 dinners, one a grilled shrimp with rice and the other grilled salmon with baked potato. Both came with a salad. The shrimp was tasty but the rice was dried out---too long in a warmer. The salmon had the opposite problem: it... More 

Thank GFCTx
Denver, CO, United States
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I ordered the walleye with wild rice & a garden salad. The walleye was perfectly cooked very tender & seasoned to perfection. My salad was the freshest variety of mixed vegetables, very crisp and flavorful, the wild rice was cooked just right not dry or over cooked & went great with my walleye. I finished off with the best cup... More 

Thank John A
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here while on a business trip. Menu has a wide variety of selections. Ordered an appetizer and entree salad. Took approximately an hour to get food, appetizer and entree came at the same time. Server was pleasant. Would have been better if food was quicker and came in sequence.

Thank David K
Spencer, Iowa
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175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and wonderful service. We were there on a raining Friday evening, very busy but the staff was not stressed and handled everything well. We have eating at another of their location near the IA Great Lakes area. Same great service and food.. Highly recommend this place..

Thank Mike M
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went there with my father after a long drive. We were very hungry and wanted to eat something good and abordable. We got it and even more! The server was very nice and she had been able to suggest us the best meals we could get. I ordered a wrap and my father ordered a taco bowl. We were both... More 

Thank AST099
Little Rock, Arkansas
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180 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We enjoyed a late lunch (3:00 p.m.) at Okoboji Grill. We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves and the undivided attention of our server, who took good care of us. Everyone was satisfied with the food they ordered, from baked potatoes to sliders to burgers, but the sweet potato fries stand out as exceptionally good. The West Lake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1425 W 19th St S, Newton, IA 50208-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 641-792-1023

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?