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Northwestern Steakhouse

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304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
+1 641-423-5075
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

3 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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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was our second time to the Northwestern this time we brought the kids. Waitstaff is friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Son had steak and thought it was best he has ever eaten. Wife had the prime rib and I had the rib eye. I get medium rare, my wife got medium. I think she should have gone medium... More 

Thank dapa2
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want a good steak and want a steak that never fails, go to the NW steakhouse. Every steak coming out of that kitchen is prime and cooked exactly the way you like it. They are not cheap, to be sure, but excellence isn't ever cheap. So, pay the price and enjoy a mouth watering steak. Also, it's tempting... More 

Thank Jeanette A
Newton, Iowa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Call for reservation as it's a small restaurant. You can go dressed up or in shorts & not feel out of place. Older look in side but the service & food was top notch. If you're looking for a romantic fancy setting sorry - but if you are looking for friendly service & great tasting food this is the place.... More 

1 Thank DD806jack
Port Townsend WA
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I am not a big fan of the traditional chain steakhouses, so was initially put off by the name of this restaurant. However, when I investigated further and discovered that it is located in an old semi-historic building and was started by a Greek some years back, I decided to give it a try - and was so happy I... More 

Thank WanderingP
Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

What can I say...the food was fantastic! We were here on a Tuesday night in August and the place was packed and for good reason...the food is wonderful. I order the filet, which was cooked perfectly and take a tip from me...order the Greek spaghetti as a side, you'll be happy you did!

Thank mdavsm

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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 50401-1017
  • 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?