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Okoboji Bar and Grill

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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
A decent meal but nothing special

We are vegetarians and there weren't a ton of options for us; we both chose a pasta dish and had them hold the chicken. The pasta was good but not great; same thing with the dessert we split (peanut butter pie).

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
AnneCody
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Williamston, Michigan
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Williamston, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We are vegetarians and there weren't a ton of options for us; we both chose a pasta dish and had them hold the chicken. The pasta was good but not great; same thing with the dessert we split (peanut butter pie).

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Bako
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We hit this at the lunch rush on a Saturday and were pleasantly surprised to get seated, have drinks, and have food in front of us rather quickly. The waitstaff was friendly and every part of our order was accurate. In addition, we never had to wait for a refill or flag our waitress down for a request; she checked... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Can't find anything to complain about. Had a Kentucky Bourbon Burger which was excellent. Staff was very friendly as well.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?