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The Lighthouse Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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1318 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7725
+1 712-332-5995
09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Okoboji, Iowa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The people there are fantastic, Joe and crew really went out of their way we think! Jess, great bartender and so freindly and on the ball, and we can call a great friend too! Great breakfasts and Thursday spaghetti specials night were a couple of our favorites! We'll miss going there after May : ( Thanks for many fun memories.... More 

Thank 1mar
Okoboji, Iowa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was expecting more from the menu. I had a basic Chicken Strip Basket type meal and it was just okay. It was cold in the seating area we were in. Overall a bland, experience.

Thank ComedyAddict
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to just relax. Dive kind of relax! I will be back. No judgment zone with great service! Love this place.

Thank lisloves
Mankato, Minnesota
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Food was good, place wasn't overly exciting. We were looking for outdoor seating, but this place didn't have it. Service was good.

Thank mfischer23
Ida Grove, Iowa
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed at Okoboji Commons Motel and The Lighthouse Bar & Grill is only steps away. We went for breakfast and it was very delicious. They were very busy, but we got our food fairly quickly. I recommend the Boji Benedict for breakfast. Very tasty!

1 Thank Jean B
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Most of the menu items we ordered were fine, but several ordered Sirloin Tips (Chislic) which were over-cooked. The sides were great. My wife's steak was excellent. Chicken Fajitas were great. It was a great supper. Waitstaff was awesome.

Thank Scott M
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The staff here is awesome - friendly, fast, courteous, patient. The food is terrific and cooked just right. If you are in Okoboji, you must eat here!

Thank Brian F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We always have to go here for breakfast. It is such a cute little place and the food is great. I LOVE the breakfast burrito

Thank Irishgirl1960
Okoboji, Iowa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's usually packed unless you know the "man", it's NOT what you know, it's who you know! This is my favorite place to eat, especially Sunday brunch. They serve the BEST Mimosa's....keep em coming. Again, tip BIG, and they'll never forget you! 😎

1 Thank Bethany S
iowa city
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Very cozy restaurant with very friendly staff. We sat near the bar and had immediate and attentive service. We ended up getting the all you can eat fried fish which was delicious. Pricing was very reasonable and we enjoyed the intimate atmosphere.

Thank mbhdIowaCity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7725
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-5995

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