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Okoboji Grill

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8481 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-2782
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Central Iowa
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live the Johnston area near this Okoboji Grill. They used to have great service & food, plus terrific "happy hour" specials. Now it seems the new ownership is all about the bottomline. The wait and bar staff has had a lot of turnover, and from the past couple visits, we think the cooks must be newbie's as well. They've... More 

Thank CornDude
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is right across the street from Legends Grill... GO TO LEGENDS... Okoboji Grill was run down, had terrible service and the food was barely ok.

Thank 95familyreunion
Madison, Missouri
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was Melissa. Very awesome. I had the Iowa chop and my husband had the breaded tenderloin and fries. I wanted mine without smoke seasoning and that was not a problem. There were some children nearby that were noisy and argumentative and the waitress was polite enough to offer to let us move and we would not do that... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Service was slow and the food wasn't very good - much too expensive for what you get. Our bill was over $40 for cheese balls and two mediocre burgers.

Thank Pati H
Eagan, MN
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Food was fine, but service was slow and waitress inattentive. Overpriced for what you get. Near the freeway, but not a special destination.

Thank MNtrout
Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We decided to try them on a recent trip to the area and found the staff to be very pleasant ,the portions large and tasty. We definitely had leftovers!

Thank Robert R
Largo, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This used to be a favorite place for my family to go to watch football, but not so much anymore. I'm not sure what happened, but over time the food has seriously lacked the quality it once had - primarily due to improper cooking. It took me about four extra visits to confirm that this was a "permanent" issue, so... More 

Thank Julie B
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good sports bar food, generous portions, reasonable prices for food & drink. Conveniently located, walking distance from

Thank Cynthiaapril13
Polk City, IA
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We just had lunch at Okoboji Grill. I went with a work friend. The food was ok. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. The service was slow. I never did get a requested condiment. I did get a drink refill though. The place is good, but could be better.

Thank IslandTan
Earlham, Iowa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Okoboji Grill is one of our favorites! Terrific menu to choose from..... variety of lunch and dinner menus.....a nice selection of hamburgers, sandwiches and soup for lunch and steaks, chicken and pork dishes for a dinner with excellent sides to choose from. Last week I tried one of their chicken salads....awesome selection especially with their homemade hot dressing. We usually... More 

Thank Mary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8481 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131-2782
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: 15152765255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?