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Oakdale Dam Inn

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11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960
574-965-9104
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overall simple and nice, but!

There are a couple of reasons this establishment doesn't get a 5 ranking for me. But before I get to those, the food was tasty, ambiance down-home Indiana, and our server pleasant and good at her job - almost: When I had already finished my meal, I overheard another server describing that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
KimberlyS4
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Griffith, Indiana
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Griffith, Indiana
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are a couple of reasons this establishment doesn't get a 5 ranking for me. But before I get to those, the food was tasty, ambiance down-home Indiana, and our server pleasant and good at her job - almost: When I had already finished my meal, I overheard another server describing that evening's menu specials to a different table. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very popular place among the locals in Monticello as well as among tourists. They are known for their catfish but I am not a catfish fan so I have never tried it. However, their steaks are always very good and they usually have salmon as well as varieties of grilled fish and I always love those. The... More 

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Fowler, Indiana
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If it's catfish, steak or frog legs, it's hard to beat. A greeter meets you at the door with a smile that stretches from here to there, takes your drink order & turns you over to a waitress, who by the way, continues that smile. We've been there many times & have never been disappointed! Everyone is so friendly &... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great food always cooked the way you asked for it. Never had a bad meal there. The staff is attentive and very friendly.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Always friendly servers, bartender Steve will never forget your drink! Their slogan Best catfish by a Dam site is true! Great tenderloins! I have never been dissatisfied with the food! A little rustic but very comfortable! Whenever I am in the area I always enjoy my evening there!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a nice little place off Lake Freeman and Tippecanoe RIver by the Oakdale Dam. I had the blue gill dinner with a mug of Warsteiner. Very good!

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boise, id, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

hard to get to, but locals from 50 mile plus radius eat there regularly and transients on the lakes include it as a must experience. local bands most week-ends. limo service in their "fish limo" on request. casual dining, extensive menu with excellent fish, surprisingly sophisticated wine list, draft beer, including local brands

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food here was great and the servers very nice. Just be careful because it is attached to a bar and no one under 21 is allowed in that way. We accidently went in the wrong door and were yelled at to get the children out however the lady did come over and apologize.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

6/12/15 at around 730pm. After a long afternoon at the lake, we were ready for some great seafood. My wife and I opted to start out with the seafood chowder like soup. I absolutely loved it, my wife thought that it was good but a bit on the spicy side. I then opted for the smelt dinner with steak fries.... More 

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Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed a nice salad, but our broiled bluegill and broiled catfish were disgusting. They did make some adjustments to the bill. But we are used to having very good meals here! We have loved and enjoyed the Indiana Lobster , mmmmmm, I have raved about it to all my friends. This time it was Horrid! The frog legs were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: 574-965-9104

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
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

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