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Northwestern Steakhouse

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304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401
+1 641-423-5075
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic in its appearance, this gem of a restaurant provides its guest with a fabulous dining experience. THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS. My sister-in-law remarked that the chicken was the best chicken she had ever had in her lifetime. That in and of itself is an amazing testimony to the quality of the chicken. Our steaks were done perfectly...medium rare. The... More 

Thank pleased2012
Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined here alone on a Tuesday evening when in the Mason City area on business after hearing recommendations from my sister-in-law. It's hidden on the NW side of the city in a residential area, so not where you might expect to find a restaurant. It's worth the GoogleMaps work to find it. The interior is totally old-school, and that's... More 

Thank NewfiePupLover
Charles City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The best steaks ever! (And spaghetti) Service,food,hospitality all excellent. This place is been a must go icon in northern Iowa.

Thank sanfran15
Mason City, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hard to get in so go early, it is worth the wait!! Try the spaghetti for a side. Love the fresh bread also.

Thank Lynn S
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I'm obsessed with the Greek Spaghetti and as expected the steak is delicious as well! They don't take reservations until 5:00 for each night. I always call right at 5 and keep calling until I get through; sometimes this is 6:30ish, sometimes more like 8:30. I believe you can also show up right at 5 and be seated before everyone... More 

Thank Y8368OZsamantha
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The steak is the best you will ever have. Get it with Greek Spaghetti! Nothing fancy on the inside at all, but worth it for the great food.

Thank Keriann H
Minneapolis, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've been going to Northwest Steakhouse for more than thirty years. Even after having moved away from Mason City, when returning to visit family, we always plan to have dinner at Northwestern at least one evening. The service is always friendly and the food consistent and delicious. It's a Mason City tradition. Be sure to call in and get on... More 

Thank N8097OJcynthiam
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great service. A family restaurant that the locals patronize. All dishes had a little Greek flair and that included more oil than usual. It was tasty but not a low calorie option.

Thank footlooseOmaha
Mason City, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We never order steak when we travel because nothing compares to the Greek style steak here. I always get the filet, Greek salad and spaghetti. Never disappointed and always enjoy my leftovers the next day. Friendly wait staff and great cooks.

Thank Rustnd
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The whole experience was disappointing. Steak was good....floating in a plate of oil. That is the positive. Called to make reservation...told "I can't make a reservation for 11 mins." Called back....11 mins. later. Arrived for our reservation time ...no table available. Went to the lounge....where another couple was waiting....they must be regulars, because they brought a deck of cards and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-5075

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