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

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not a trip to Okoboji without a stop here!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
GaymanFam
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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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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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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Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lakeside, pull up by boat or car. Kids welcome, they have an outdoor play area. Good food and great spirits.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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225 reviews 225 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

No matter where you are in the state of iowa you always find someone wearing a barefoot bar shirt or apparel. This is a must go to place when you are in town (in season of course). Loved when you get a mixed drink they put them in their signature glasses that you get to take home -- with quirky... More 

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Waverly, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Barefoot Bar is a little off the beaten path, but it is worth taking the drive to visit it. We were there on Labor Day, and there was a band and drink specials. The drinks were very tasty, especially the Butchwhacker! What amazed us, was the live palm trees all over, the tiki huts, and everything was outside and... More 

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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been going to the Barefoot Bar for years. I go for the atmosphere. The food is average but the bands and drinks are always good. This place is always packed in the summer. This does make service very slow at times, and it can be hard to get a waitress's attention, however the bands and people watching can... More 

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Emmetsburg, Iowa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great experience! Sit lakeside in northwest Iowa under palm trees and near tiki huts to sip on your favorite beverage or enjoy your favorite bar food. Music makes you want to dance! Come informal - swimwear welcome! If you're out on Iowa Great Lakes you can boat to this location! Have FUN!

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Lincoln
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food was average for a lakeside restaurant. Problem was the wait staff was so slow. Even with us being very patient and reminding the waitress several times that they had our credit card and we had asked for it back so we could go, still took over 45 minutes, just to pay the bill. All in all, it took over... More 

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have been coming to The Barefoot Bar for years. We all know that you don't come for the food. But the drinks, bands and people watching can't be beat...until this summer. I don't know what is going on, but no one will take your drink orders. Like the previous review, after waiting 45 minutes to an hour, you get... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Barefoot bar after doing some looking for a lakefront bar to watch the scenery. We had never been there and will never go back. We sat at a table for half an hour before we decided to go get our own drinks she no one was stopping by. We sat there for 3 hours and... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?