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Minerva's

1405 Highway 71 South, Okoboji, IA 51355
+1 712-332-5296
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Ranked #1 of 13 restaurants in Okoboji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian, Bar
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Minervas and really like their food. I hate that the prices seem to just keep going up and portion size going down. Great food though.

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