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Okoboji, IA
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Music, drinks, snacks

Great spot! Who would think you could have palm trees in Iowa. They serve cocktail is funny cups. Have places for kids to play. Great gift shop! Only change I would suggest is offer food with table service. Currently you have to walk to a side snack bar to order food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Tracy E
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great spot! Who would think you could have palm trees in Iowa. They serve cocktail is funny cups. Have places for kids to play. Great gift shop! Only change I would suggest is offer food with table service. Currently you have to walk to a side snack bar to order food.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great spot for casual food, drink and outdoor dining right on the lake. The atmosphere is a little bit of the Caribbean in Iowa. With lots of outdoor seating on the lake, the food is good and the drinks are cold. Great place to take the family (we took 17 people one time) as well as a great place for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped by to have appetizers and ordered the seared tuna. It came well done like out of a can. I really should have complained but the sauce made it eatible. Everyone else's apps were fine. The place is really cool. I would give it another chance

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Fremont, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came to vacation at Lake Okoboji over the 4th of July weekend with our family (8 adults and 4 children). It was very busy during this time, but to be expected. Barefoot Bar's atmosphere is very cool and you're sitting outside right next to the lake so the view was pretty neat. The food was ok, nothing spectacular, and... More 

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Brownsdale, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were at Barefoot bar over the Fourth of July weekend. What a fun place and the food was great. We have the pulled pork sandwiches and the brisket sandwiches that included cole slaw or potatoe salad plus chips. This was so good that we had to return the next day a for another sandwich. There was a total of... More 

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Midwest USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped by for some fantastic entertainment, we enjoyed a few drinks, watched the air show, listened to the live band. Drink prices were high, food was OK. Service was excellent, really enjoyed the overall experience.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Average price of a drink was $7.50, but welcomed on a hot and sticky evening while sitting by the lake. This review could have been very good or even excellent if Barefoot Bar would consider allowing patrons order food from the wait staff vs. having to go wait in line at another window for ordering and picking up. However, the... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

good news is it is less crowded than it was ..bad news is it is less crowded than it use to be. wait staff pretty good and not a bother, drinks a fairly decent pour but assume the fruity stuff with umbrellas probably not a lot of what you are paying for. Beers of 3 to 6 bucks depending domestic... More 

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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place was so hyped about being the place to go. I wasn't aware that the food was not the highlight of the establishment. I probably should have read more reviews. I think the best part of the bar was the live entertainment. My husband and I said we would go back with a group of friends and only to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We came based on the reviews. There are no kids menus, the drinks are subpar. They wanted to charge us $2.00 for a glass of water. Then came the food. The buffalo wings were fried dive bar wings with no meat and all fat... No sauce... And the pizza was a frozen cardboard topped with bland tomatoe sauce and cheese.... More 

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Additional Information about Barefoot Bar

Address: Okoboji, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Okoboji, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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