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All 9 Amana Restaurants

Ox Yoke Inn

4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203-8035
800-233-3441
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Ranked #5 of 9 Restaurants in Amana
Price range: $4 - $19
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, German, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: You hungry? Famous for American and German food served "Family Style". Hearty and light portions including chicken, hand cut steaks, roast beef, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel cutlets, Amana made brats, pork chops, ribs, catfish, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and desserts...including rhubarb custard with meringue topping, chocolate and coconut cream pies. Pies to Go. Children's and Carryout menus. Local, American and imported wines, beers, and cocktails. Serving daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets and on Sundays a Four Entree Brunch Buffet. The Ox Yoke Inn is "An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940." It's main dining rooms were built in 1856, and is a national historic landmark. Four generations of the Leichsenring family have owned and operated the restaurant.
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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Decent food. Nothing special. Good old fashioned American food. Expected more for the price. Eat breakfast there. Had a regular American breakfast of eggs, ham and potatoes. I was served a decent amount of food to fill me up, but not for the price. But you have to go there once at least, for the ambiance.

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Raleigh, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've ate at many restaurants that serve food family style Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, NC and Der Dutchman in Ohio are a couple of my favorites. The food here just doesn't measure up in flavor or variety to the price charged when compared to other family style restaurants I've sampled. The food is ok as well as the service... More

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Whidbey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a fun, German restaurant with a huge menu. The service was good and the food was tasty....very nice place.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Loved the food and atmosphere. Good food and always fresh. If you like German food you will like this place.

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Marion, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This place is always packed when we go by during lunch and dinner hours. I will say the food is very good. They serve food family style and also just by the plate. Family style is refillable bowls of 2 chilled salads, steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, meats, sauerkraut and either 2 or 3 meats all brought to your table. There... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had the chicken schintzel with german noodles,rolls with strawberry jam and homemade chocolate cream pie...very delicious...If you are bringing a family ...you have the option of family style servings on select entrees.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you’re in the Cedar Rapids area and love German food you definitely need to stop here. I have traveled to Munich Germany about thirteen times for business during these trips I have come to love German food. The Ox Yoke food is as good as anything I had while in Munich, I would say the only things I was... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great restaurant with very friendly service and a wide variety menu. Excellent smoked pork chops from the Amana Meet market and fantastic assortments of homemade deserts.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The waitress seemed to be in a hurry to serve us. The food was ok. I was disappointed with the desserts not much selection. Would have liked a fruit pie.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm not sure how they modeled their "German" restaurant, yet it was NOTHING like any German restaurant I've ever been to in the USA; and I come from a very strong German community; I also have German heritage. Anyway, their Jagerschnitzel was the thickest my husband has ever had, and he lived in Germany for 3 years. My Sauerbraten was... More

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Additional Information about Ox Yoke Inn

Address: 4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203-8035
Phone Number: 800-233-3441
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 19
Cuisine: American, Bakery, German, Family Fare

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