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Minerva's

1405 Highway 71 South, Okoboji, IA 51355
+1 712-332-5296
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Okoboji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Bar
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Emmetsburg, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Waitress didn't really seem to care. Sad especially since it was our 1-year wedding anniversary. Salad came to the table really oily. Salad wasn't mixed and there was shaved cheese to the side. Not appealing like their salads I've always loved. Ribeye was only so-so. Just not what I'm accustomed to from Minerva's. I felt like from the reception area,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ate at Minerva's for our anniversary last night. Overall, the service was a bit slow, but the food was tasty. My husband ordered a peach sangria and liked it, but I was a bit disappointed in the lime margarita I ordered. I should have ordered a glass of wine instead. The salad and bread came way before the drinks... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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173 reviews 173 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our reunion group dined here on a Saturday evening. Because we were a large group, we had reservations. When we arrived, we were promptly seated. Those of us unfortunate enough to get the end were crammed in with very little room for glasses, plates or other table items. Eventually, another table was added to the other end and everyone slid... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a hard time finding a place to eat that looked good last Saturday in Okoboji. I remembered there was a Minerva's in Okoboji and after walking into that steak restaurant off the main strip and seeing literally three people in there on a Saturday night, I would take my chances back at Minerva's. I have been to the... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We eat here 3 or 4 times each summer: If you're looking for a nice place to eat while in Okoboji, AND are willing to pay above average prices for very average food, this is the place to eat. This restaurant is very busy on summer weekends, so expect food more like you would eat at a hotel banquet--mediocre. (Considering... More

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Dyersville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good place to go for a little more upscale atmosphere and food. Prices were not unreasonable and service was good.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Came here in celebration of my bachlorette party... and even though it wasn't needed I recommend making a reservation especially in the summer months when Okoboji gets busy. When you eat at Minerva's you don't get the feeling that you are eating at a restaurant within a hotel. Definitely recommend coming here if you want to celebrate a special occasion... More

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Emmetsburg, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love their house salad, their drinks, their desserts, their rib-eye, their pasta nights, breakfast buffets, etc! Excellent place to dine!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great food and convienient. Nice to have a high end restaurant in the hotel. Had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. Would recommend!

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Midwest
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having enjoyed the original Minervas in Sioux Falls, SD many times, it only made sense to eat here as well. Nice ambience and a wonderful view of the golf course is offered. There is patio seating as well. No view of the lake however. Being a weeknight, there was plenty of seating and a quiet atmosphere. The only complaint was... More

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