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The Outrigger

Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA
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Ranked #11 of 13 Restaurants in Okoboji
Cuisines: American
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

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

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
12 reviews 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I don't know who was writing the most recent reviews, but they certainly didn't eat in the same restaurant that I did. We had been in the area for several days, cooking where we were staying, and tonight we decided to treat ourselves and go out. Should have stayed home. (Actually, should have gone elsewhere.) This place is a dive.... More 

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

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