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“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Okoboji Grill

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Okoboji Grill
Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Green Bay, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Food was good. Stopped by mid-time between lunch and dinner because we were starving and had been traveling for a while. Ordered the chicken alfredo. Sauce could have been a little better (was a little bland) but otherwise it was a good meal and decent price. My mom had the walleye and loved it.

Visited May 2014
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English first
USA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Regional chain bar and restaurant. Hostess very pleasant and welcoming. Good menu. Pork chop (house specialty) and bourbon chicken were both outstanding. Very good service.
Good selection of draft beers, including several local brews. Try the local Hop Burst IPA!
Easy on-off Interstate 80.

  • Visited June 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Bar with a Restaurant Attached”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This Okoboji Grill is locally owned, which discourages me. I try to find positives in every place, and there are some here. For one thing, the food, once you get it, is very good. The food menu is varied. The service, once you get it, is courteous and moderately attentive. The location, especially for travelers, is excellent, though the parking lot can be a challenge to navigate if your vehicle is larger than a VW Beetle. See? For virtually every plus, there's a minus. The biggest minus is that this establishment is the reverse of the usual. It is a bar with a restaurant attached. It isn't apparent upon entering. The entrance to the bar, from the tiny lobby, is equally small. Once you go in, though, it's apparent that the bar is actually as large as, or larger than, the dining room. It's always packed, especially on weekends. This spills over into the restaurant service. Expect a long wait for a table. Don't be surprised if the staff seat a large party ahead of you, even if you are ahead on the list. Expect to wait for a server. An acquaintance used to say, "If you have time to spare, go by air." Where the Newton Okoboji is concerned, the saying would be, "Come here only if you have nothing else on for the evening." The food will be good and plentiful. Whether it's worth the wait is up to you. Expect a crowded parking lot with narrow stalls and equally narrow aisles. There will be a lot of wheel-cranking before you get in, or out. And good luck at guessing the exit. There's only one, despite appearances to the contrary.

  • Visited October 2013
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Just passing through and found the Okoboji Grill in our AAA Tour Book. We were pleasantly surprised by the selection and quality of food. Very good soups, salads and sandwiches. Worth the stop!

  • Visited September 2013
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Clarion, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
“good dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

a little pricy but still a good place with a great menu and a variety of options has a great drink menu has a dining room area or a bar area both with there pros and cons bar area has tvs at all the tables for sports fans dining area great for families and people with kids

  • Visited November 2012
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