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All 13 Okoboji Restaurants

Barefoot Bar

Okoboji, IA
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Okoboji
Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have finally found the much spoken of Barefoot Bar in Okoboji. Very comfortable scene with people of all age groups. Look forward to returning in the future.

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Omaha
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you want a fun crowd scene in Boji, then this is the place. Lots of people and boats, coming and going. With all the palm trees and Barefoot Bar paraphernalia for purchase, you feel like you're in Cancun. The main drawback is the food situation...you have to get up and walk to a hut to order it. Oh, and... 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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