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Okoboji, IA
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Tuesday
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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
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  • 20
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  • 4
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  • 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
Arrived by boat eating place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
jmjewell26
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Brownsdale, Minnesota
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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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 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 22 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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Okoboji, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Barefoot Bar has become a fixture of the Lakes region. I think they make more money off the T-shirts, hats, koozies, etc. than they do off of the drinks... I see them EVERYWHERE. As a local, I tend to be a little more careful when I choose to visit. Avoid the busy weekends if you actually want to get served... More 

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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love the Barefoot. We spend many summer days there and always leave with memories. It is not a successful summer without a few trips to the Barefoot. Great drinks. Great views. Great atmosphere. You'll never have a bad day at the Barefoot. The souvenir cups are what we call the "fine china" in our cupboards at home, we use... More 

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Arnolds Park, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place, feels like Jamaica in Iowa! Like the "pain in the butt" drink, gotta try it! The clothing in the store is unique and very vacation worthy. Best to boat up to the ample floating docks the help will get you a spot and tie off your boat. Ask for the "Diva parking" if your willing to tip well... More 

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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We frequently visit Okoboji for family getaways and during the summer, we always have to stop here. They offer plenty of great entertainment and the atmosphere is like no other. My only complaint is that one night we stopped when they had Big Nacho karaoke and the guys running the show were only letting the same four or five people... 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: 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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