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Minerva's

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1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736
+1 712-332-5296
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the resort, Minerva's is good. Not great, but good. Prices are okay. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Thank Patty F
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thanks, Patty F.! More 

Wauke
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Piping hot, flavorful and good service at OK Price, Very good hotel restaurant and draws a large local crowd many evenings.

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Thank Ron M
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you, Ron M.! We are thankful for guests like you who appreciate the consistency we stand by - we love being a part of the Arrowwood Resort Family, too! Come back soon, Ron! More 

Okoboji, Iowa
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They use cloth napkins. The lunches are my favorite. Great tomato bisque soap. My favorite restaurant in the Iowa Great Lakes. Service and selection are super.

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Thank james R
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you, James R. - we are so proud of what we offer our community, and it is so nice to hear your compliments. We do hope to continue to earn your business throughout the years, please come back to see us soon! More 

Spirit Lake, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've never been disappointed with the food or service at Minervas. One of the best in the Lakes area, they have a wonderful selection of food from burgers to steak, and the service is great! Only once on a July afternoon when they were very busy did we have an issue. We waited longer than usual to be served &... More 

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Thank bunnihop2
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

You are wonderful, thank you bunnihop2! This is such a great review, and we are thankful for the compliments on our cuisine and desserts - Chef Brian and his team work hard to provide that consistent experience for our guests! Please continue to bring your family and friends in to dine with us, as we are fortunate to have you... More 

Burgdorf, Switzerland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The bar is nice and barstuff nice and quick, I got well done stake ordert was medium rear, but they wäre willing to do a new one for me. Colleges ware happy.

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Thank pelzmartin
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to prepare your steak correctly, pelzmartin! We appreciate being able to make it right - please continue to bring your colleagues in to see us, we are lucky to have patrons like you! Cheers! More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I grew up in the area, so I have been going to Minerva's for years. You really can't go wrong with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Service is prompt and friendly, and the food is varied and consistently good. It is favorably priced for locals and tourists alike. Many locals patronize Minerva's because it is reliable, reasonable and just plain good!

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Thank BojiPat
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you so much, BojiPat! We are more than fortunate to have a solid presence in Okoboji, and we owe guests like you a HUGE thank you for that! We are proud of our name and what we offer the community - delicious food, fun staff, and a fabulous location in the Okoboji area! Cheers, BojiPat! More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you are a traveler and fussy about how your food is prepared, this is one of the best restaurants in Iowa. We travel here every summer and eat at Minerva's at least once or twice. This is a class place with class food and a class staff.

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Thank Ken H
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a cool review, thank you for taking the time to post this, Ken H.! What an honor it is to be on your go-to dining list when traveling to the Okoboji area - we are truly fortunate to have the support of patrons like you. Cheers and Happy Holidays to you and yours! More 

Spirit Lake, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

An evening meal, lunch or Sunday buffet at Minervas are all good options. I enjoy the salad combinations with either a sandwich or soup for lunch. Very tasty and affordable. Many choices for the evening meal. You can have a wide selection of entrees and I have enjoyed their dinner size salads that include salmon or chicken if you choose.... More 

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Thank Dianne E
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a lovely, detailed review. Thank you, Dianne E.! We appreciate you taking the time to rate and review your experience with us here at Minerva's Okoboji. We love the variety of our lunch and dinner menus as well, as it allows our guests to try lots of delicious, chef-inspired choices! Many thanks for your support and patronage! More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have eaten at all the Minervas in th Midwest. Okoboji ranks right at the top. Evcellent food and service. you will want to go back again.

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Thank Bill B
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely rating and review, Bill B.! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a birthday dinner on Tuesday's pasta night. It was fantastic! All you can eat, prepared right in front of you by skilled chefs. You choose from over a dozen ingredients and the chefs cook it before pouring it over your choice of two types of pasta and two sauces! Wow! Don't miss this one, all for$13.95. Oh yes,... More 

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Thank Tmcmjc
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a fun review to read! Thank you for posting and rating us here at Minerva's Okoboji, Tmcmjc. We hope you continue to spread the good news about our scrumptious Pasta Night on Tuesdays, it is always a fun evening for all. Many thanks, and have a wonderful day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-5296

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?