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The Outrigger

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Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA
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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
Paul A
Mason City, Iowa
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Milford, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful chicken and meat cuts! Good atmosphere for talking. Reasonable prices and good service. Tucked away in a strip mall, so dont miss it.

Thank JoWink55
Wessington Springs, South Dakota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank reindl605
Mason City, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Paul A
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank peter150
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Kat D
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sarasota_Gal
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Mllis6m
1 review
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!

Thank John H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank mkbcraig
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Lyn R

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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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