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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Looking for dinner around lake Okoboji?

Excellent service and food! Of all the places we ate last week, Minervas was the winner. The kids enjoyed the pasta buffet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
SomemoYa
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We debated a long time where to go for dinner on our 1st night at the lake and we're so glad we chose Minerva 's. The kids loved the buttered noodles and ice cream . It was burger night $6 & 7$ with a side. Pasta bar is on Tuesdays. Nice they have a variety of specials for famalies. Wait... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food and service is stellar!! Stakes are very good! Many locals eat here! If there was a 10 star we would do that!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Delicious food, wonderful service for our large group that ate in the evening. The bar in the afternoon was okay---had to wait for a bartender but otherwise it was good.

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This has become our go-to restaurant for date night. After several frustrating attempts to try other restaurants in the area we finally decided we should just head to Minerva's every time. Our steaks are always done to perfection and the garlic mashed potatoes are a tasty side dish. The lobster & shrimp mascarpone fondue is to die for but I... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent service and food! Of all the places we ate last week, Minervas was the winner. The kids enjoyed the pasta buffet.

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Was a little apprehensive about previous reviews mentioning slow service but our group of 5 adults & toddler had an attentive server & we were able to get on to our schduled theater show in plenty of time. All entrees were served hot and promptly plus a nice menu from which to choose.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The menu had greater variety than I was expecting and some creative options among them. The entrees were very tasty. They just recently started offering on-tap beer from a local microbrew. The server was friendly, funny and attentive. Overall, a nice meal.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have had mixed experiences here. We used to have wonderful meals here but the last couple were just average. The atmosphere is very good. The help was excellent. The house salad is superb. We love walleye and we wanted the walleye sandwiches. The bun was old and dry. The fish, what there was, was ok but the sandwich was... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can always plan on having an excellent meal at Minerva's Restaurant. The food is great, the service great and the ambiance is perfect. Highly recommend this fine restaurant.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Try and go somewhere else. Service was awful, AWFUL especially at brunch. I would not recommend this place.

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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: Italian, American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?