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Ox Yoke Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Hot Tea
Iced Tea
Raspberry sweetened iced tea
Flavored Iced Teas
Above is refillable
Milk 2%
Milk Skim
Chocolate Milk
Hot Chocolate
Potato Pancakes (2)
With applesauce or maple syrup.
Spatzle Noodles
Old fashioned round noodles.
Hot German Potato Salad
Cup 3.75
Bowl 4.75
Daily Special
Cup 3.99
Bowl 4.99
Seafood Chowder
Soup and Sandwich
Thinly sliced turkey breast, ham or roast beef. Served with a cup of today’s soup.
Served with a choice of cole slaw, fresh fruit or Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Chicken Schnitzel
A boneless chicken breast lightly coated with cracker meal and sauteed.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Westphalian Chicken Schnitzel
A boneless chicken breast lightly hand breaded, topped with westphalian ham and melted Swiss cheese.
Bacon +1.00
Monterey jack cheese +1.00
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Chicken Breast
A tender breast of chicken grilled and served on a whole wheat bun.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Our wurst sandwiches are also our best – lightly seasoned lean, all-pork sausage link fresh from the Amana meat market –smothered in sauerkraut.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Pork Tenderloin
A tender and juicy boneless pork loin cutlet, breaded and deep-fried or grilled.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Catfish Fillet
A‎ flaky fillet, hand breaded and deep-fried.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Pungent corned beef or smoked turkey breast on fresh marble Reuben bread with sauerkraut and tangy Swiss cheese. Served with Thousand Island dressing.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
The Bavari-Inn
If you like our Reuben, try this. Ham, roast beef and Swiss cheese on marble rye with grilled onions and Amana creamy horseradish sauce.
Cole slaw
Fresh fruit
Iowa-made sterzing’s potato chips
Black Angus Burger
A half-pound served just the way you like
With chicken 9.99
Without chicken 8.99
Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breast on a large bed of romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing and topped with sliced egg, seasoned croutons and parmesan cheese.
Large Chef's Salad
A hearty salad topped with ham, turkey, cheeses, tomato wedges and sliced egg.
Crisp Tossed Salad
Served with your choice of dressing and crackers.
Bowl 4.99
Single 3.50
Tiny Pickled Beets
A‎ house favorite of the ox yoke inn
Pint 5.50
Quart 8.50
Bowl 4.99
Single 3.50
Pickled Ham
Families have returned again and again to the ox yoke inn for our tradition of cubed, cured ham pieces marinated in spiced vinaigrette and onions.
Pint 5.50
Quart 8.50
Basket 6.99
Half 3.99
Mozzarella Sticks
Basket 6.99
Half 3.99
Basket 6.99
Half 3.99
Onion Rings
Basket 6.99
Half 3.99
Dill Pickle Spears
Breaded and deep fried. Served with ranch dressing.
Sweet Potato Fries
Served with our own barbecue honey dipping sauce
Basket 2.99
Half 1.99
French Fries
Plated 11.50
Family style 14.50
Roast Beef
slow roasting brings out the beef’s flavor and tenderness. served with gravy. a hearty Sunday dinner favorite available any time.
Plated 11.50
Family style 14.50
Oven Baked Steak
Hand cut from round steak, tenderized, lightly dusted with flour and grilled. Then slowly baked in rich brown gravy.
Plated 11.50
Half entree 13.99
Whole entree 16.99
Amana Ham
This fresh, lightly smoked Iowa ham has a mild flavor and tenderness from natural juices. Grilled and topped with a honey pineapple sauce.
Two plated 10.99
Two pieces 12.99
Four pieces 15.99
Traditional Chicken
Our signature entree serving over 41,000 pounds annually. Two or four pieces lightly coated with our own seasoned breading. Deep fried in a special blend of refined soybean oil for full flavor and moistness.
Whole entree 19.99
Half entree 14.99
Barbecued Ribs
Simmered more than six hours in our home made barbecue sauce, the ox yoke inn’s lean pork loin back ribs are tender and flavorful. Served after 4 pm daily and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Plated 6 oz 13.99
Family style 10 oz 18.99
Family style 10 oz. W/teriyaki glaze 19.99
10 ounces of hand-trimmed choice center cut sirloin of beef, lightly marbled for full flavor. Our favorite cut!
The “prime rib” of all steaks. This 12 oz. choice, well-marbled tender cut is sided with a creamy horseradish sauce.
Beef Tenderloin
Extra lean, aged and lightly marbled filet is grilled to retain natural juices. 6 oz.
Plated 13.99
Family style 1599.00
Citrus Salmon
A 6 oz. Marinated fillet, grilled to perfection and served with our fruit salsa.
Plated 13.99
Family style: 16 99.00
Seven “family style” or five plated large, juicy shrimp. Breaded and deep fried in a blend of fresh oils. Served with a distinctive tangy red shrimp sauce.
One plated 10.99
One fish 13.99
Two fish 17.99
Whole Fresh Catfish
Now available daily. Fresh whole pond- raised catfish dipped in buttermilk and the ox yoke inn’s special seasoned breading. Crispy deep fried and served sizzling hot!
Canadian Walleye Pike
A flaky fillet, seasoned with lemon pepper and sautéed. Seafood. Family style
Family style is served with spatzle noodles and potatoes.
Plated is served with choice of spatzle noodles or potatoes
Spatzle noodles 11.50
Potatoes 13.99
Chicken Schnitzel
A‎ boneless chicken breast dredged in cracker meal, quickly sauteed.
Spatzle noodles 11.99
Potatoes 14.99
Jager Schnitzel
Served with fresh mushroom gravy, a tender boneless pork loin cutlet is lightly coated in cracker meal and sautéed. Traditionally served after hunting in the woods where mushrooms grow.
Spatzle noodles 11.50
Potatoes 14.99
Honey Apple Pork Chop
A juicy boneless center cut pork loin fillet, marinated and served with cranberry applesauce.
Spatzle noodles 11.50
Potatoes 13.99
Bratwurst and Knackwurst Platter
Tasty‎ one all-pork bratwurst and one pork and beef lightly smoked with a hint of garlic knackwurst.
11.50 14.99
Wiener Schnitzel
Dusted with cracker meal, quickly sauteed at your order.
13.50 15.99
Westphalian Schnitzel New
Topped with westphalian ham and melted Swiss cheese
11.50 13.99
Tender slices of roast beef – deeply marinated in a special sauce – topped by a tangy gravy with a snap of cracked peppercorn and ginger. Served with spätzle noodles.
11.50 14.99
Kasseler Rippchen
A smoked pork chop. Hand-trimmed, grilled and served in the famous Amana colonies style – with applesauce!
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been fans of Ox Yoke for 40+ years. We visited for both lunch and breakfast on this trip back to Iowa and were very happy with our meals and our wait staff. We LOVE the well-prepared German foods. This trip we had Bratwurst...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to go to a local pizza place, but quickly learned they were still on "winter hours" in May and closed at 6:00 pm, so we walked to the Ox Yoke Inn. We'd stopped in earlier in the day to look at the menu...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at Ox Yoke Inn before, never been disappointed. Unfortunately, we were this time. The food wasn't terrible, it was good. My wife and daughter had the fried chicken, I had the Honey Apple Pork Loin, which was wonderful. My wife and daughter enjoyed...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Bill L, Owner at Ox Yoke Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Guest, I want to apologize for not being able to serve your family mashed potatoes. For over fifty years we have served mashed potatoes during the lunch part until we run out (made fresh daily). Fried potatoes start at approx. 4 p.m. and are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can order plated or family style meals. We had family style & it was way too much food for just 3 of us. But it was all really good. Food came out hot and we had good service. Because it was May Day Festival...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank saminkc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ox Yoke is our go to eating place on our frequent trips to the Amana Colonies, service, quality and quantity of food is fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank nwontariofishing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would go back, great food and waitress. Clean attractive restaurant. We got there before 11am for lunch so we had to take a number and wait. Closed from 10:30 - 11am to change over for lunch.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank GrandmaM68104
Reviewed April 1, 2019

I only wished I had a cooler to bring home some of their fantastic, homemade strawberry jam! It was delicious as a side with both dinner and breakfast!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank blue83ramcharger
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The chicken schnitzel club was very good. Lots of sides for family style sides. They also had bratwurst and knackwurst platters. Weiner schnitzel was ok, mashed potatoes and gravy were really good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SSAubie
Reviewed February 11, 2019

You can leave here hungry and you better show up very hungry.This is a ALL you can eat experience that you won't soon forget. I love this place!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rusty P
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Another restaurant withing walking distance of the hotel. We had breakfast and dinner during our stay. The service and food was excellent as well as the price. Staff worked very hard to see that all patrons were well taken care of. They also had a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Don E
February 10, 2017|
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Most likely yes.
Julie V
September 23, 2016|
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Response from gcleff11 | Reviewed this property |
If your party decides to dine family-style, you will not have any room for dessert... ;)
Anita M
August 6, 2016|
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Response from blandboy | Reviewed this property |
It's my experience that options are usually your choice of canned green beans or corn; but you don't have a choice potatoes ... you get whatever's featured that day.
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