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Ox Yoke Inn

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4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
+1 319-622-3441
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always have to have a Reuben with Ox Yolk chips! Also salad with buttermilk ranch. Have to order streusel topped rhubarb cream pies to go!

Thank jabeck1954
Des Moines, Iowa
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195 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess my expectations of a place making real homemade gravy is asking too much. Pies were homemade and good. Pork loin was tender and was served with really good applesauce with cranberries. My pork schnitzel was good and homemade however the gravy was not anything but powdered mixed up. Fresh baked rolls with real butter and strawberry jam was... More 

Thank David_MD2713VH
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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781 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ox Yoke Inn has been here since forever. I remember stopping when we traveled through when I was a kid....that's way back in the 60s. They maintain their reputation with family style meals and great pies. Loved stopping for a late lunch.

Thank RickMIusa
Dallas Center, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up near the Amana Colonies and went dozens of times to eat their wonderful food. I was traveling in the Amana area with a friend and had been telling him about this wonderful food and was excited to share the experience with him. Boy were we disappointed!!! We both ordered ham plate lunch expecting a ham steak. The... More 

1 Thank Wayne H
Bill L, Owner at Ox Yoke Inn, responded to this review

Hello Wayne H. Please tell me how I can regain your trust in the Ox Yoke Inn? Sincerely, Bill Leichsenring President & Owner Direct Phone 319-622-3442 More 

La Jolla, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food in Amana is dependable and service is alway great. family style is more than enough so actually the plated dinner is fine if you supplement with pickled ham and beets. save room for dessert. lots of great choices. a standard

Thank 644howardd
Independence, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you leave hungry, it's not their fault. Numerous selections on their buffet to please every taste.

Thank Sheryl V
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the Ox Yoke Inn for years, it a great place for special family events. Comfort food and the best pie

Thank Karen M
Castro Valley, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on reviews and my experience with Amana restaurants, I made a point of stopping for a meal with my wife. I ordered the Kassler Rippchen, which is one of my favorites to try in farm country, and my wife had the Weiner Schnitzel. We've had better schnitzel, but the Kassler Rippchen was excellent. We tried the Millstream beer sampler... More 

Thank Daniel J
Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and the potato pancake, eggs, bacon and all of the other trimmings were excellent. Also a very nice dining room and service.

Thank 65Mustangman
Schofield, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Good menu choices and great food. Busy but worth the wait. Ate at this restaurant several times. Charming.

Thank Marty S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $23
German, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
  • Phone Number: +1 319-622-3441
You hungry? Famous for American and German food served "Family Style". Hearty and light portions including chicken, hand cut steaks, roast beef, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel cutlets, Amana made brats, pork chops, catfish, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and desserts...Including rhubarb custard with meringue topping, chocolate and coconut cream pies. Pies to Go. Children's and Carryout menus. Local, American and imported wines, beers, and cocktails. Serving daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets and on Sundays a Four Entree Brunch Buffet. The Ox Yoke Inn is "An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940." It's main dining rooms were built in 1856, and is a National Historic Landmark. Five generations of the Leichsenring family have owned and operated the restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?