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The Ritz

Bar, Pizza, American, Pub
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394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 332-2777
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Read all the reviews, chanced it, liked it!

We must've read 50 reviews--some reviewere loving it and some hating it--before deciding to see for ourselves if The Ritz was just plain bad or one of those great places with personality that someone wanting pristine wouldn't recognize for the gem it is. Well, we really liked it. Definitely a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
224jeffreym
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Detroit, Michigan
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Hanlontown
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We came with a group of 10 girls.. All eating and drinking different things. Let's just say... None of us had a bad thing to say! The quesadillas were huge and very good. The Reuben sandwiches were great! The bloody Mary's are loaded with all sorts of goodies. Sebastian was extremely good... Very attentive... Always checking on us and making... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We must've read 50 reviews--some reviewere loving it and some hating it--before deciding to see for ourselves if The Ritz was just plain bad or one of those great places with personality that someone wanting pristine wouldn't recognize for the gem it is. Well, we really liked it. Definitely a no-frills roadside bar, but good music, good appetizers, and a... More 

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Thank 224jeffreym
Eagan, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This little gem is daunting at first. The service is amazing. Drinks well mixed. Pizza awesome. Just beware of the bathrooms... they are less than desirable.

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Thank Chris S
Fulton, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

we waited over 25minutes and told 2 waitresses were needed to order. others came in after we were seated and were waited on. the place is a dive, ended up leaving and going to Godfathers pizza. Asked for the manager, she didn't care, as she was sitting outside on a golf cart talking to others and giving rides. Dont waste... More 

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Thank Julie B
Morrison, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was our first visit to the area and we looked forward to eating at The Ritz, we first sat in the bar area and some of the guest were overly loud so we moved outside to the seating area, we had know problem with that, we waited 25 for a waitress before we were able to flag one down,... More 

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Thank Nancy H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

It's clear that there's one thing, and one thing only, that's keeping this place in business--the proximity to Lake Okoboji. To put it bluntly, this place is a dump. The food is as terrible as the service and the worst part is that the management knows it. In fact, the employee shirts that say something along the lines of "If... More 

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Thank George Q
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It was delicious! Kid approved, and fast service! Everything a parent could want on a busy summer day. Thanks!

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Thank Katie S
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We were visiting some friends in Okoboji, so we decided to grab lunch at the Ritz on Sunday. We chose a spot on the deck overlooking the water and boats. The place was busy, but the waiters were staying on top of their tables. Our waiter dropped off menus and took our drink order. By the time he returned with... More 

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Thank billhV8285JU
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A friendly server but really average food (pizza with a greasy base and overload of cheese, and stale nachos) and a slightly sticky feel to the whole place. We were there with kids, this had more of a college bar feel (and smell!), but probably great for drinking and hanging out.

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Thank Goldbug29
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295 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a hamburger !!!!!!!! Half pound of ground bee,f quarter pound of pulled pork, strips of bacon , cheese, and grilled onions. This is called Hog Heaven on the menu. Cooked to perfection served with fries . Cold beer and a great view of the lake. This is just one of the wonderful treats at this place. Have a look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: (712) 332-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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