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Minerva's

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1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736
+1 712-332-5296
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Burgdorf, Switzerland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is nice and barstuff nice and quick, I got well done stake ordert was medium rear, but they wäre willing to do a new one for me. Colleges ware happy.

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Thank pelzmartin
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to prepare your steak correctly, pelzmartin! We appreciate being able to make it right - please continue to bring your colleagues in to see us, we are lucky to have patrons like you! Cheers! More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I grew up in the area, so I have been going to Minerva's for years. You really can't go wrong with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Service is prompt and friendly, and the food is varied and consistently good. It is favorably priced for locals and tourists alike. Many locals patronize Minerva's because it is reliable, reasonable and just plain good!

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Thank BojiPat
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you so much, BojiPat! We are more than fortunate to have a solid presence in Okoboji, and we owe guests like you a HUGE thank you for that! We are proud of our name and what we offer the community - delicious food, fun staff, and a fabulous location in the Okoboji area! Cheers, BojiPat! More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

If you are a traveler and fussy about how your food is prepared, this is one of the best restaurants in Iowa. We travel here every summer and eat at Minerva's at least once or twice. This is a class place with class food and a class staff.

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Thank Ken H
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a cool review, thank you for taking the time to post this, Ken H.! What an honor it is to be on your go-to dining list when traveling to the Okoboji area - we are truly fortunate to have the support of patrons like you. Cheers and Happy Holidays to you and yours! More 

Spirit Lake, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

An evening meal, lunch or Sunday buffet at Minervas are all good options. I enjoy the salad combinations with either a sandwich or soup for lunch. Very tasty and affordable. Many choices for the evening meal. You can have a wide selection of entrees and I have enjoyed their dinner size salads that include salmon or chicken if you choose.... More 

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Thank Dianne E
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a lovely, detailed review. Thank you, Dianne E.! We appreciate you taking the time to rate and review your experience with us here at Minerva's Okoboji. We love the variety of our lunch and dinner menus as well, as it allows our guests to try lots of delicious, chef-inspired choices! Many thanks for your support and patronage! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We have eaten at all the Minervas in th Midwest. Okoboji ranks right at the top. Evcellent food and service. you will want to go back again.

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Thank Bill B
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely rating and review, Bill B.! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had a birthday dinner on Tuesday's pasta night. It was fantastic! All you can eat, prepared right in front of you by skilled chefs. You choose from over a dozen ingredients and the chefs cook it before pouring it over your choice of two types of pasta and two sauces! Wow! Don't miss this one, all for$13.95. Oh yes,... More 

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Thank Tmcmjc
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a fun review to read! Thank you for posting and rating us here at Minerva's Okoboji, Tmcmjc. We hope you continue to spread the good news about our scrumptious Pasta Night on Tuesdays, it is always a fun evening for all. Many thanks, and have a wonderful day! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We spent many summers in Spirit Lake and going to Minervas was always a high spot. We were in town in Sept. 2016 and went with friends. The portions are much smaller and there is no choice of sides. The only way the walleye comes is with mashed potatoes. The food did not tast as good as in the past... More 

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Thank cwmcnab
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Hello cwmcnab, We are disappointed to hear about your recent visit. It sounds like we missed some opportunities with our service and menu. We have reached out via private message in order to better communicate and resolve this situation. Please message back at your earliest convenience, and we hope to hear from you soon! More 

Johnston, Iowa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This was the first time I have been to Minervas. We went for lunch. I was very impressed by the servers, the quiet atmosphere, and the delightful food. Since it is difficult to find places here open after Labor Day, we felt this place would be high on our list again when we return to Okoboji.

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Thank Iowastar
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Iowastar, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment! Please come back again soon to try more of our delicious cuisine and enjoy the ambiance of our restaurant! Cheers! More 

Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a special spot to celebrate an anniversary the end of a busy Labor Day weekend. We were very happy with the meal and service at Minerva's while vacationing at The Inn at Okoboji. I enjoyed a delicious chocolate martini followed by tasty tomato bisque soup and yummy bread slices with oil and vinegar to dip in. Our server,... More 

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1 Thank diane560
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a fabulous review, diane560! We are honored to have been able to host you and your husband for your anniversary celebration dinner! It sounds like you got to experience our amazing menu as well as interact with our talented and hospitable staff! Please come back and visit us again, we are so thankful for your kind words as well... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I have nothing bad to say. We went with 14 people and not one meal was bad. And the service was great. Coffee is amazing, great beer selection! Not too fancy but not too casual

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1 Thank tiffanybrasch
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a great review, tiffanybrasch! Thank you for bringing in your large party, we are happy to hear service and food went off without a hitch! Please come back and visit again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-5296

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?