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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Catfish? Oh yes!

As they say, it's the "Best Place By A Dam Site!" Well know for their deep-fried catfish and onion rings. Reasonably diverse menu. Often crowded on weekends, but worth the trip!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Joy P
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Larsen, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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Larsen, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As they say, it's the "Best Place By A Dam Site!" Well know for their deep-fried catfish and onion rings. Reasonably diverse menu. Often crowded on weekends, but worth the trip!

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Monticello IN
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Pub

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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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