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The Outrigger

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Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food

Good food. Recommend there mashed potatoes and chicken yum!! Service was very good. Good came out in s very timely fashion. John Taffer would be proud

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Mason City, Iowa
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Wessington Springs, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Got there a bit late around 9:30pm. Good service. But certainly not fine dining as advertised. My wife ordered scallops which had no flavor, I ordered fillet mignon and 4 fried shrimp which were $3/shrimp. Fillet also had no flavor and the shrimp seemed as if they were straight from the Schwans van. Very disappointed. Should have stayed in and... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good food. Recommend there mashed potatoes and chicken yum!! Service was very good. Good came out in s very timely fashion. John Taffer would be proud

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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I am not sure where to start. The décor is dated - very dated. I would assume from 1980's or maybe before. The salad was - well, the one from Wal-Mart in a bag is fresh compared to this - its very simple and just lettuce and croutons, not worth being called a salad. Main dishes - Pasta and steak,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had I hopes for this place. Unfortunately it just didn't meet the standards of a fine dining experience, and for the prices it definitely should have been a fine dining experience. The service was clearly overwhelmed as there was only two waitresses for the entire room. By the time we waited for our food it seemed that the kitchen... More 

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Sarasota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As we always get to the Outrigger at least once a summer, this meal did not disappoint. As one of the few places in the Lakes area that can prepare/serve walleye properly, I always order the fish. As usual, it was "mighty-fine"! The serving is huge - it comes with a well-chilled tossed salad and choice of potato...I ALWAYS get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Over-priced food. terrible service, our aerver acted like she would rather be scooping poop than waiting on us. I asked her about the Oscar, she said she was from Minnesota so she didn't know. Appetizer came with the meal....Do yourself a favor and go to Tweeters!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

great service and great food! Couldn't be happier! Steak cooked to perfection and everything else was awesome!

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The staff was awesome, the food was awesome, and the prices were awesome! The decor was ok. There was allot of it to clean but it was exceptionally clean and dust free. We would love it if they were closer so we could eat there more! Would highly recommend!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Outrigger was well known for their Prime Rib... twice baked potatoes and more... Ownership changed and the few times we have been back we were disappointed as the food was not fresh or as good as before. With so many other places available and others with good prime rib haven't been back again.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is the second time we have eaten at this restaurant with friends. We've had good experiences both times. The atmosphere is rather casual, but homey. Our waitress was very attentive on a busy night. The menu has many selections and the prices are reasonable. My steak was cooked to perfection, but my wife's chicken was overcooked. But, we would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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