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Barefoot Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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Okoboji, IA
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is not even as good as bar food. You go to drink your dinner and let the kids play! They have a water slide into the marina area that the kids play at. There is a sand play area that our kids spent the whole time playing at. It was interesting because the servers were complaining about people... More 

Thank On_The_Move_Mama
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were the only customers at lunch time. Food was just ok, nothing special. They don't serve everything on the menu at noon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Fun environment! Good music. Staff are fun! One of our favorite stops on our annual visit. Always a lot of fun people!

Thank Janet R
Big Lake, MN
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Felt like I was in the Bahamas. The palm trees and board walk were a cool feature on the water. Nice cocktails as well. Loved that they played music during the day. Fun hangout.

Thank BigLake_MNBrenda
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279 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

If you make one stop for drinks in town, go here. It is such a fun place to be in the summer. Whether parking your boat along the docks or coming from town, you will love the fun, tropical like atmosphere. Serve yourself and pull up a chair.

Thank cdog612
Jackson, Minnesota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Barefoot Bar is a fun place off the beaten path in the Iowa Great Lakes. It is very popular with the locals. There is even a boat you can rent for parties called the Barefoot Barge - there is room for a lot of people and a bar. It is located on East Lake Okoboji and accessibile by boat... More 

Thank SkippyB46
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved the place for drinks. No place like this in Iowa. Can't miss if in Okoboji. FYI did not eat here on either visit so I can't commit on food. Would go back in a minute!

Thank Familyof3Midwest
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Cool place to party, but go early on special nights to get a seat. Concessions food but still was tasty. Some drinks come in a fun souvenir cups.

Thank Jody K
Glenwood, Iowa
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

The drinks were overpriced and the wait staff was slow in acknowledging that we wanted drinks. Appeared that he staff did not really care that we were there. Received a can beer that had something spilled on the can

Thank Craign01
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Arrived here on a Friday afternoon this past week. This is a huge place right on the lake. I have to say that the atmosphere is very cool with lots of different places to sit. Our waitress was very prompt with coming to take our drink order. They do have menus at the table but if you want to order... More 

Thank kayMinnesota

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Okoboji, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: 7123327303

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