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Minerva's

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1405 Highway 71 South, Okoboji, IA 51355
+1 712-332-5296
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

We ate lunch here with some of our family which included younger children. The waitress seemed a little flustered because our grandson has some food allergies, My food was good (walleye) but others found the sandwiches were average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Omega80
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Florissant, Missouri
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Florissant, Missouri
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here with some of our family which included younger children. The waitress seemed a little flustered because our grandson has some food allergies, My food was good (walleye) but others found the sandwiches were average.

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Thank Omega80
Milford, Iowa, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This upscale restaurant will be very satisfying to dine in and they have a nice menu with many selections for adults.

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Thank Bonnie Garth N
Decatur, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Minerva's has the absolute best food in Iowa and located in a great area. The service was wonderful and the manager went out of his way to make us feel welcome. You will be amazed at the food. Very good. Ask for Becky and Jorge. Worth the trip

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Thank Steven M
Harlan, Iowa
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great menu and great taste. The staff was very helpful. There is an eating area outside by the golf course that we dined at. A great evening.

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Thank StellaRamona
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Upscale place, but can still dress fairly casually. Great all-round menu. We specifically waited for Tuesday dinner to go so we could enjoy their **excellent** pasta bar--made to order on the spot: two pasta options, three sauce options, *many* "topping" options, all stir-fried in the moment. Return trips welcome. (No take-out leftovers.) We also ordered wine (just ok). Total bill... More 

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Thank 224jeffreym
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in at 8pm on a Tuesday night. They told us they had a 10 minute wait. We asked If we could sit at the bar which they said was fine. Once we sat down we ordered a couple beers. Not once were we asked of we wanted to start a tab or if we wanted menus. After looking... More 

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Thank Amy H
Jackson, Minnesota
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The food, atmosphere, and service is always consistent and top notch. Many of the area restaurants are very busy on the weekends - this is a great place to avoid all the tourists; although you still may want to call for a reservation. We usually hit this place at least once every couple of weeks so that the kids can... More 

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Thank Mkola4
Lincoln, Nebraska
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice server. I had salmon that was $23.00. It came with roasted potatoes that were cold in the middle, and three asparagus spears. The salmon was terribly overcooked and dry. There was a loud booth of people behind us. We asked to move, then found out we were the third party who had moved away from the noisy booth. Poor... More 

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Thank Nancy B
Creston, IA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Steak was tender and done exactly the way I like it. Waitress was very good. The side dishes were excellent and the atmosphere was great.

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Thank stevewtp
Spirit Lake, Iowa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I like the ambiance here and love the "bull bites" appetizer and the house wine, Black Box cabernet. I go fairly often just for the elegance and relaxing feel of the place

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Thank Roger F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1405 Highway 71 South, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-5296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?