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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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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Northwest Steakhouse is an institution in Mason City. The steaks are served with a Greek style that was started nearly 100 years ago. One of the choice is the lady’s filet (8 oz) which was choice of everyone in our group. The meat was...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fillet is tender enough to cut with a fork. Good flavor - a little too salty. The dining room has character. Liked the booth. Great meal.

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Don't let the appearance fool you. This historic little restaurant is one of the best places you'll ever go. The food is amazing, you can literally cut your steak with a fork it's that tender, the staff is super friendly, and the atmosphere is charming....More

Thank rachlynch19
Reviewed April 6, 2018

only one night in Mason City this trip and wanted something I couldn't get elsewhere. Someone mentioned Northwestern Steakhouse and said we needed to be there early or a table would be hard to come by. Even though it was a Wednesday in late winter...More

Thank dixonconsultinginc
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Where to start? This unassuming little spot packs quite a punch. The steaks are exceptional. The sides delicious. But it's all about that amazing oil, butter and seasoning sauce they put on the steaks. Take an extra side of that sauce and pour it all...More

Thank MarthaV211
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Being from Wisconsin my wife and me are admittedly supper club snobs. The drinks, a gin martini and a Riesling, were very good. My medium-rare prime rib was excellent the seasoning was very good and definitely enhanced the flavor. My wife's Ladie's Filet was prepared...More

Thank David H
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We've been eating here for years for a reason. Even now, we live 90 miles away and make the trip when we can. The tenderness and flavor of the steak is outstanding. The family-owned restaurant is from a Greek background and has been open since...More

1  Thank Pam H
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

A popular place for greasy food. The steaks taste boiled and cooked on a griddle NOT charbroiled. Didn’t enjoy it at all. Very dry salty. Time to do something new and change the menu.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Very good as usual. Staff was attentive. food and drinks were great. will definitely be back. Kudos!

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Best steak house ever! Never had such a delicious, flavorful steak. Cooked to perfection! Spaghetti was also delicious. Service was great. Very attentive to our groups needs. Broiled walleye was also very good. The salad was more than just lettuce and we all loved the...More

1  Thank Debbie F
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Response from Fred L | Reviewed this property |
Nicki P
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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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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