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6050 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
515.287.1979
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch

Stopped in for lunch on a weekday. It was not very busy. We were quickly seated. Our server was very nice. My food was very good and we all enjoyed our lunch. The place was very nice. I will go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
JeffreyTravel
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Clarkston, Michigan
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254 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a weekday. It was not very busy. We were quickly seated. Our server was very nice. My food was very good and we all enjoyed our lunch. The place was very nice. I will go back

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Des Moines, Iowa
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited the Okoboji Bar and Grill on Sunday, May 31 for lunch. It was not very busy, we now know why, and there were 3 teenage girls chatting it up at the front desk. I don't think they really wanted to be there. We were seated and a stack of menu's was slapped down in the middle of the... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I've only lived here about a month but I've been to Okoboji 3 times already. Bar area is really laid back and inviting, decent variety of beers, prices are more than fair and anything I've had to eat here has been delicious! I'll be back many more times!!!

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Crown Point, Indiana
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have no complaints about this place. Service was Great, Food was Great and Drinks were Great. Reminds me of a typical Sports Bar, I just wished I lived closer because I would go there often.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were there for our son's birthday with the entire family. My Mom had just had rotator cuff tear surgery and the waitress accidently spilled ice water down her back side. Mom jumped up too quickly, image the pain...ouch! The waitress was very attentive and very apologetic, to the point she was in tears. I felt just as bad for... More 

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Wyoming, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Plenty of TVs, service and food were very good. Prices were normal in my point of you. It really is a perfect bar for College or professional football. I had the Pork Tenderloin, my son and cousin had different kind of burgers. The only thing that threw me off was the parking lot looked like the place was gonna be... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have never seen so much fried food on a menu, very little selection that wasn't fried. Very disappointed. This was a week night, not very busy, once ordered it took way too long to receive our meals, no refills on our water, couldn't find the server...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Seriously...instead of the "general manager" taking care of her customers she would rather sit in a nearby booth and paint her nails! They couldn't even find me a drink menu so I can enjoy one 20 minutes later I got my menu...food was good won't deny that...but I can cook for myself and not smell nail polish while I eat....very... More 

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Monroe City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Okobogi is to Iowans as the Pacific ocean is to Californians. Therefore, to borrow the name for a restaurant creates an expectation of grandeur and near Nirvana. I frequented this establishment on the south side of Des Moines, presenting with an earned and expectant appetite. As me and my wife settled into a worn booth and were glibly handed generic... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

If we are in doubt as to where to go alone or take guests, Okoboji is our choice. The food is great and the selections varied. The only problem we have is that the booths at the Johnston restaurant are getting a little old and worn out. Sometimes it's hard to get out of them.

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Additional Information about Okoboji Bar and Grill

Address: 6050 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
Phone Number: 515.287.1979
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6050 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515.287.1979

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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