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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Pizza, very bad service

The Pizza was really good, but the service ruined the experience. We traveled by boat with kids for a quick pizza dinner. After ordering we waited over an hour and then were told it would be another 30 minutes, we ended up having to take the pizza to go since it took so long. Next time will just to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
Lakesfam
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Pizza was really good, but the service ruined the experience. We traveled by boat with kids for a quick pizza dinner. After ordering we waited over an hour and then were told it would be another 30 minutes, we ended up having to take the pizza to go since it took so long. Next time will just to take-out.

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Arnolds Park, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the most unique restaurant/bars you'll find in the Iowa Great Lakes! Excellent views year round, great food, and fun local patrons! Once you visit, you'll return!

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Mason City, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yes, as advertised the food was great, but we only found this out after waiting 2 1/2 hours and taking our food back to the condo we were staying at. It wasn't even that packed. Inside bar sparsely filled, outside about half. We only ordered 2 burgers, a chicken wrap and a pizza. An older couple was sitting behind us... More 

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Loveland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stop by and have a great hamburger while sitting on the outside deck looking out at East Lake Okoboji. And if you have a boat you can motor up to their dock, tie off, and enjoy a great meal. It can get a little crowded in there but worth the inconvenience.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate there for lunch and went to dance and party that evening. The owner is so nice!! They had a DJ in the afternoon and a live band that evening. We were with a group with a variety of ages (30-60+) and everyone was dancing! This is the place to be!!

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Sedalia, MO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I travel for a living, and eat out constantly. The Ritz is simply the best anywhere when it comes to great burgers, pizza, & sandwiches! Also, the hardworking staff will make you feel right at home.

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Willmar, MN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were there on Saturday night. The only open table was by the entrance. So we sat there and waited and waited and waited some more. The Jake's Pizza was great. Very different from the usual suspects. It was about an hour by the time our order arrived. It was very entertaining watching the people come in - especially 4... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped at The Ritz at about 2:30 on a Friday afternoon. We needed a place to wait for the rest of our group to arrive to town for a 3-day reunion event. We choose to sit outside in order to have a view of the water. The outdoor area was semi-crowded, but we scored a great table with a... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Hey if you wanna wait an hour for your food come here. Hope youre not in a hurry but at least the food tastes good. I am writing this review while waiting for my food. Its been an hour so far.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Service is generally terrible here. Come for the great lake view, fun atmosphere, and strong fishbowls!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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