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Ox Yoke Inn

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4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
+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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Wichita, Kansas
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every one in our party had something different and we shared it was all very good. Old world type meals and the flavor was out of this world.

Thank brian w
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here every year for New Year's Eve. I have the same thing always - Jagerschnitzel with spaetzle. Oldest and youngest have burgers, middle child doesn't care what she eats as long as there is spaetzle. This year she had cheese spaetzle and loved it. I added a new menu item to my order the Potato Dumplings in Onion... More 

Thank Denise S
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Jägerschnitzel was quite good. The mushroom gravy really made this dish stand out. My wife had the Chicken schnitzel, and it was also impressive. She was disappointed that the chicken did not have the gravy. Overall, we liked this restaurant very much.

Thank meanoldteacher
North Liberty, Iowa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have wanted to stop here for quite some time, and today we finally did. Family style dining is a neat idea and reminds me of family dinners from my childhood. The roast beef was amazing and the potatoes were good. You must order dessert. The pie is outstanding. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It appears to have... More 

Thank lucasjda
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is a little kitschy but plays well into the Amana theme. Service is generally good, with a large menu selection of average food. Save room for pie!

Thank PrairieBellle
Riverside, Iowa
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Had the flight of the Millstream beers. They were tasty. Service was cordial and prompt Had my family throughout the US visit me and everyone enjoyed their meals. Had the Brat Sandwich. Wanted to try something local and it was delicious. Would recommend going back again.

Thank uncvcutraveller
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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 November 20, 2016 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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1,026 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 

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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 

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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
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, 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
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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 Trail, Amana, IA 52203
  • 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?