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Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2014
Kat D
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

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2 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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.

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Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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South Dakota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I grew up in Okoboji and waitressed every summer. Last night we had one of the worst experiences with our waitress at Outriggers!! She had an attitude and was extremely rude. Food and service have really gone downhill with the new owner. We will never go back and have already told many of our friends to go somewhere else.

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Des Moines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were celebrating my 12 year old daughters birthday. we were able to get a table without reservations on Saturday night. Food was good would definitely go back - prices seem to be reasonable

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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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