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Barefoot Bar

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

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super fun times at the Barefoot Bar

Always a party going on and always a good time. Whenever we are on the lake we stop by with our friends at this HUGE bar. There are multiple bars set up all over so you never have to wait long for a drink. The food is nothing special but not bad if you just need a quick brat or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Nordski
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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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

We are locals who love going here just to enjoy the palm trees and tropical attitude...We don't eat there, the food is very mediocre and expensive...Good drinks and entertainment, though, and the view---- WOW! Okoboji at it's gorgeous best!

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Thank Roger F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Barefoot Bar is a great place to unwind, listen to music, dance and enjoy a drink or great food with friends. Casual beach atmosphere makes you think you are in the tropics right in the Midwest.

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Thank Ch1777
Fulton, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

we arrived about 2:35. We were told lunch starts at 3:00pm. So we waited, did a little shopping in the store. We came back out and sat down at 3:05. Asked about lunch, the lady said I guess they are not having lunch today. Because no 1 showed up to cook. So we left. Had we known this ahead of... More 

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Thank Julie B
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Awesome fun!! Good drinks, no shoes, no shirts no problem!! Food is good and reasonable!!! Live music...great gift store! Parks Marina has the most awesome lake craft!! Tell them Nancy & Tom sent ya!!

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Thank Thomas R
Midwest
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199 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We loved Barefoot because of the fun outdoor atmosphere. Go here for drinks with friends and enjoy the fun setting right on the lake!

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1 Thank cdog612
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Always a party going on and always a good time. Whenever we are on the lake we stop by with our friends at this HUGE bar. There are multiple bars set up all over so you never have to wait long for a drink. The food is nothing special but not bad if you just need a quick brat or... More 

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1 Thank Nordski
Mankato, Minnesota
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The best place to tie up the boat and grab a drink and some bar food on a summer day on the lake. Busy bar right on the water with a band playing and people enjoying the day. Drinks were cold and the nacho's cheesy and both hit the spot. Fun place, you got to go.

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1 Thank MikeOD1w
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Make sure you bring your kids swim suit! Kids from about 5 to 12 enjoy the slide into the lake. Kids 5 and under will enjoy the park area. Staff was friendly. Food is okay not great but ok. Drinks are good, love the cups!

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Thank JJNizzle
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Though many people recommended this place, I wish we'd never gone. When we drove the boat up to the dock and walked in, we got rude looks from all of the workers. We sat down and waited 10 minutes until someone finally helped us. The food was absolutely horrid. You have walk across the place to a little shack to... More 

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1 Thank Leadite
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Maybe 10 years ago I would have liked it more but it was packed and we couldn't sit anywhere. Rude people and even one of the waitresses. Not impressed.

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Thank Chad B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?