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Ox Yoke Inn

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American, German, Bakeries, Family Fare
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4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
+1 319-622-3441
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8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: You hungry? Famous for American and German food served "Family Style...
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, 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. Five generations of the Leichsenring family have owned and operated the restaurant.
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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid German Fare

Loved the sauerbraten, pickled beets and potato pancakes. Spaetzle and apple strudel was good but not amazing. Service was solid.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Prairie Village, Kansas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

we had breakfast here. on sunday they have a brunch and it was fantastic. all kinds of salads and desserts

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Loved the sauerbraten, pickled beets and potato pancakes. Spaetzle and apple strudel was good but not amazing. Service was solid.

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White Bear Lake
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were there in between regular meal times....service was fine except not particularly fast for what we ordered. Spacious so good for mixed groups.

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Albany, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Enjoyed the Boot of German Bier! Loved the Ox Yoke Inn and once again, the staff was welcoming, informative and attentive.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great service, excellent food!! We truly enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the large variety of foods offered. There was a little something for everyone. If you leave there hungry you have no one to blame but yourself!!

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Rockfield, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Unimpressed, very expensive place to eat. No other family restaurant in the area, don't let that stop you from driving on, the food here is over priced and not very good.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I've eaten here frequently over the years, generally having the family-style dinners, which come with a variety of refillable sides and a (non-refillable) meat selection. Service has always been good, prices reasonable. The cuisine is German-influenced, though more representative of how traditional dishes evolved after the founders of the Amana colonies settled here in the Midwest. It's not "authentic" German,... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Family visit to the area. Exterior great. Store inside nice. Menu not so much. You can pick and choose what you want, but no one! In our party of 12 was overwhelmed. It was "ok" the area is nice. Kinda weird to have some ppl with sides and apps and others just staring and drooling waiting. The town is nice... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Friendly staff, good menu selection, whether you wanted the family plan of traditional German dishes, or individual menu items.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Absolutely great food and great service!!! Will be back!!! I go here about every time I go to the Amanas now and I am never disappointed!!!

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Additional Information about Ox Yoke Inn

Address: 4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
Phone Number: +1 319-622-3441
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 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
Cuisine: American, German, Bakeries, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
  • Phone Number: +1 319-622-3441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, German, Bakeries, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

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, 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. Five generations of the Leichsenring family have owned and operated the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?