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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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Charles City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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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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7 reviews
6 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 

4 Thank IAJOAN
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I called the Steakhouse on Oct 12 @ 5pm or so. A young lady answered the phone, introduced myself and asked her how they cook their steaks. She sounded confused. So I asked her again what method they used to cook their steaks. Still acted confused so I said I would make it simple for her and asked if I... More 

1 Thank Traveling652013
Madison, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Took out of town friends to the Northwestern Steakhouse. We have been there numerous times but this was their first. We were very pleased with everything (food, service, atmosphere) as usual. Our friends were very impressed.

Thank Barb R

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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, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?