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8481 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-2782
515-276-5255
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average but Well Done Food

food is good but your "average" bar-type food menu - friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff - really good happy hour

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
johnston1mom
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Johnston, Iowa
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Johnston, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

food is good but your "average" bar-type food menu - friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff - really good happy hour

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have been to Okoboji Grill a number of times since 2007 since its just over one mile from our house. At first, things we're okay. The kitchen put out consistent fo of and wait staff very accommodating. Fast forward to 2013 and things really started to go downhill. Food was under or over cooked, the establishment appeared in need... More 

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Davenport, Iowa, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

In town for a conference and hotel was across the street. Nice atmosphere, really good food and attentive service. Had many NFL games on t.v. And a nice happy hour special. Would definitely return.

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Urbandale, IA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It may be the best happy hour in the metro for the price! A pint is $1.75 and 22 oz draw is $2.50- seriously. I don't know when prices have been this low for an ice cold, frosted glass of beer. And the half price appetizers make it worth the trip. 2 beers and nachos for under $10- good place... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was close to my hotel, so I went there because of convenience. Based on my experience tonight, I will not return. The service was very slow and inconsistent. The server forgot part of my order, and finally offered me water when I was done with the meal. The food was acceptable, but the service was not.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Have gone to Okoboji Grill many times in the past. Like the Nacho's Supreme when I go to watch "The Game". Have all ways liked there food, and there waitresses and bartenders have always been very friendly!!! Will return again soon !!!

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Manning, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went to the Okoboji Grill for dinner and to watch the first half of the game. The food was great as was the service and they turned up the noise when the Cyclones came on. It was moderately priced and we were very satisfied.

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Johnston, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is usually good. Service is pleasant, but sometimes slow. Their "lighter side" meals are great for people watching calories. They include a salad.

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Johnston, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the minute we walked in we were rushed to place our order. And then when we asked what was the rush the waitress became attitudinal. Another server made a snotty comment about something that was said in our private conversation ... completely uncalled for. We are usually 20% tippers, and rarely tip less. But in response to our treatment... More 

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Dallas Center, Iowa
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48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I went there for dinner about a week ago and was not at all impressed. The food was good, but the service was less than adequate. We visited in the late afternoon on a Saturday, and the restaurant was not busy. Our server took our drink order (ice tea) and then disappeared. After 10 minutes, the manager... More 

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  • Address: 8481 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-2782
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: 515-276-5255

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