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Barefoot Bar

Okoboji, IA
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Ranked #7 of 13 Restaurants in Okoboji
Cuisines: Bar
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Lincoln
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Sioux City, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, drinks were good...but dont there for the food...way overpriced and just not that good!!!

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Springfield, MO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had lunch there to watch boats come in and out of marina. We had the appetizers. Good food and ok shirley temples. Waitress was a little rude and acted like we should have known how they run the outdoor business but it was our first visit

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Johnston, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a very nice time here. The only odd thing was the way you got food. One place for this and one place for that. The staff were great though and the view was terrific. Would defiantly return.

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Ames
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved this place! We went for drinks and appetizers. The nachos were good and the drinks were very good and strong. The price is a little high but everyone is high in the area. They make up for it with the strong drinks I think. The atmosphere here is great! This is a most stop when in Okoboji!

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Barefoot Bar is located on the shore of East Lake Okoboji and is the nearest thing to a key west bar located in the middle of a rural state like Iowa! There are tables over looking the lake and also overlooking the entertainment areas. Many tables are under Tiki type shelters, umbrellas or palm trees. Wait persons bring all... More

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