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Oakdale Dam Inn

11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960
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Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Monticello
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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English first
West Peoria, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a fun little restaurant. We are always looking for a good fish place. This restaurant sits right next to the Oakdale Dam, which makes Lake Freeman, just outside Monticello. They have a very impressive selection of draft beers, especially for a small mom and pop restaurant. I ordered their fried catfish fillet dinner with waffle fries and their... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were staying at the Indiana Beach Resort and were looking for a nice restaurant in the area and that is when we found the Oakdale Dam Inn. On our way to the inn I was getting worried that it might not exist but all of a sudden there it was! The fried catfish is delicious and they give you... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The restaurant is tricky to find but the walleye dinner is worth the trip. The atmosphere is what you would expect for a little place by the dam. The service was good and we did not have to wait long for a table. If you are visiting Lake Freeman, this is really a good place to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My meal was really good, food was fresh. Service was prompt and efficient, but not the least bit friendly. Our server seemed to have a chip on her shoulder, but took care of our needs nonetheless. The bartender was excellent.

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Delphi, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Food is standard bar food. Definitely delicious, but not gourmet. Their beer selection is GREAT for a hole-in-the-wall joint in the middle of Indiana. I especially love their house infused vodkas. Definitely worth the drive!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

While out driving last year on fathers day we came across this place. My father is a HUGE fan of true catfish with the bones dinner which is hard to find. So we stopped in and had a great meal. Great service, great food and a nice place to check out. It is so nice I am taking him back... More

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Monticello, Indiana, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a good spot for seafood and a good view. I haven't been overly happy with the service most times I've been there, but it's pretty good for a small area.

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Monticello, IN
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our whole family Loves this restaurant. They keep the menu varied enough to please everyone yet limited to a point that makes each dish perfectly executed. The bar is cozy and inviting with several unique beers on tap and a full bar with a bartender that is out of this world! I would highly recommend Oakdale Dam to anyone.

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Monticello, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The owner of this dive is as rude as any I have ever encountered. She has no clue of the term hospitality. The overall experience was a very unpleasant one. I will never again visit this dirty dump and it's abusive owners. The food is over priced and the atmosphere is down right hostile. Save your money for better spots... More

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Monticello, Indiana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We’d heard a lot about the Oakdale Dam Inn but never visited before. So my wife & I visited Saturday (6/8) around 6 p.m. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but very easy to find—nestled up against the Oakdale Dam (what a great view from their lot & building; plus you can hear the ROAR of the water!). It... More

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