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11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960
574-965-9104
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is the Place for catfish

This is a pub bar atmosphere and family friendly restaurant section too. The catfish here is wonderful if that's what your looking for , lightly breaded and always good . Filets are served in a great proportion , I always take some home. It has a full bar, but lots of beer drinkers, not really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Monticello IN
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Monticello IN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a pub bar atmosphere and family friendly restaurant section too. The catfish here is wonderful if that's what your looking for , lightly breaded and always good . Filets are served in a great proportion , I always take some home. It has a full bar, but lots of beer drinkers, not really the best margarita place, but... More 

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Monticello, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of our regular eateries for the past 7 years. By far the best catfish I have ever had. But not the only thing on the menu! We have tried just about everything on the menu over the years and have several favorites besides the catfish. The grilled pork loin wrapped in bacon is delicious! They have a great little... More 

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Chalmers, Indiana
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183 reviews 183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Plainfield
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
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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