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The Ritz

American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 332-2777
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Glenwood, Iowa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well established bar lakeside at Okoboji. Nice view of the lake. Great happy hour prices! Nice wait staff Good pizzas!

Thank Craign01
Show Low, Arizona
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing but a lake side pub. Pub food and basic beer selection. The exception is a fishbowl rum drink that can ( must ) be shared. The Saturday we were there the place was busy and always looked that way at other times we passed by. Way understaffed for the day/ time / season. Took 20 minutes to get a... More 

Thank R H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ritz is definitely a happenin' place. They are very upfront about everything which makes them even more likable. We wound up getting there on a Wednesday night which is kids night. They had a sign on the door before we ever walked in to notify us that they were short handed so it would be an extra wait. Well... More 

Thank Emptynesters50613
Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Ritz and it is always packed! The food is fantastic but there aren't enough servers and runners! The garbage pizza is incredible. Our waitress was great but it took so long to get a second drink. You need to order two at a time but then they get warm! Again great food but hire more help!

Thank Cidhorn
Sioux City, Iowa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there to get a couple of drinks and an appetizer, hot day, too hard to sit outside, the inside smelled like stale grease and alcohol. Drinks and service were good, the atmosphere not great.

Thank Sue M
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Place seemed a little dark for my taste, but food was good and the drinks where awesome. Service was great our waitress fun and on her game. They even had band there playing with a small dance floor. Seemed to be a popular spot down town. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Thank jaymzw74
Waconia, Minnesota
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must order a burger. They are awesome! We also loved the Bloody Mary's and the atmosphere. Nice patio and we had a great server!

Thank MNbikerbabe
Ida Grove, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can get to this restaurant by land or by water. Located right on East Lake Okoboji, it has plenty of slips to tie your boat and enjoy a stop on the lake. All sorts of drink selections and good variety on the menu. We have eaten here before and I know they have great burgers. We had a pizza... More 

Thank Jean B
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The bloody Mary is almost an appetizer, So yummy. Pizza with the capers and pineapple was so good had to eat every bite, no leftovers on this one, The fries were crisp and perfect. Can't wait to go again! Was just in for the day and happened upon this place. Friendly staff let us in before they actually opened and... More 

Thank Billijean T
Madison SD
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This bar and grill is located lakeside. The outside deck is awesome. They're known for burgers and fishbowl drinks but we prefer their pizza. Chicken Alfredo and BBQ chicken pizzas are great. Weekends are packed but worth the wait. DJ's play on the weekends. Fun place!!

Thank Dennis Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: (712) 332-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?