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Northwestern Steakhouse

304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
+1 641-423-5075
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghetti” (88 reviews)
“steak” (152 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the steak and spaghetti. Oh, my the steak was wonderful!! Would definitely go back and eat this again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joy G
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

OK, this is Iowa and it is not possible to find a bad piece of meat. That said, anyone can destroy a good piece of meat. I can’t be certain but I believe they cook the steak in a cold pan swimming in olive oil...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mark236cpa
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Heard a lot about this place. Went with a group that knew the owner. Had best steak in the place. Not so good. Kind of tough. Too much oil. Wine list disappointing. Wine glasses so poorly shaped I had to use water glasses for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

My favorite filet! Nothing will ever beat it! Juicy, buttery goodness! Don’t forget the spaghetti either!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sav A
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I’m giving the Northwestern Steakhouse 4 stars because it is an interesting place to go. It is the stuff of regional legend, and is an authentic experience. We followed the local advice we were given and got there at 4:30 to line up outside to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mom45
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking to get a lot of food, this may be the place for you. But if you are looking for top quality, you probably need to move on. My wife and I ate here on a Saturday evening and the place was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kent F F
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The best in North Iowa if not the whole state. But Iowa meat is the best in the US. The spaghetti and rice are also to die for.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The best steakhouse in the area. Small seating area. So get reservations. Out of the way, and the ambience is not much, but great steaks.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Rxalu
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Located in what appears to be a residential neighborhood in an older part of town, this restaurant is actually a hidden gem. There are 2 separate seatings so if you want the early one you need to get in line about an hour prior to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MBgolfnut
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Talked to local at 4:30 she said “go now” as Steakhouse opens at 5. She was right! We joined the line out front! Service was fast and efficient. Salads were good, the potato nicely done and creamy. And the steak! Tender but not mushy, flavorful...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
From the menu, looks like these are the choices for seafood. Broiled Shrimp.............................$19.95 Canadian Walleye........................$21.95
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-5075
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