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8481 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-2782
515-276-5255
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Typical bar & grill food with above average service and below average value

Just keeping with the overall rating for this restaurant -- it's just average with nothing exciting or interesting to note. We had a good server who checked on us several times during our meal for drink refills or whether we needed anything else. The food was OK -- not bad but not great. I had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Rich_Holden
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Johnston, Iowa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

A local chain that has gone down hill. Last time I ate here the service was horribly slow. The condition of the dining area was in need of some attention in many different areas. Food was average at best. Overall I gave them a two I have eaten here a number of times in the past but will not be... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Just keeping with the overall rating for this restaurant -- it's just average with nothing exciting or interesting to note. We had a good server who checked on us several times during our meal for drink refills or whether we needed anything else. The food was OK -- not bad but not great. I had their reuben sandwich and so... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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Address: 8481 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-2782
Phone Number: 515-276-5255
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston

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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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