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Oakdale Dam Inn

11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960
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Ranked #2 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
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English first
Chalmers, Indiana
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

That is their moto...advertising jingle...slogan, whatever you want to call it. We must admit we agree with it. It sits high above the Oakdale dam. You can peer out to look at the water gushing out of the dam and the swirling Tippecanoe River raging away. There are usually fishermen standing a short distance downstream (our son caught a 50... More

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West Peoria, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Oakdale Dam Inn

Address: 11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960
Phone Number: 574-965-9104
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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