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Barefoot Bar

American, Bar
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Okoboji, IA
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Midwest USA
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoying a beautiful August evening with drinks, food, and great entertainment on the lake front at the Barefoot Bar and Grill. A must stop when you are at the Okoboji Lakes!!

Thank Dutch1
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for the atmosphere and drinks and loved it! The kids had a blast on the slide and in the water. From my kids, " I liked the kids area and the 'test your strength thingy', it's a great place to hang with your family!" Do not go here and expect to get amazing food... Just enjoy the... More 

Thank jacksmack76
Show Low, Arizona
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun location on the lake. Tries hard to feel like a ocean or island setting. Set-up for a lunch / drink area that converts to a bar / party setting in the evening. Live bands in the summer. Connected to Parks Marina. Many neat boats and some fun clothing available.

Thank R H
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar/restaurant is very unique and a great experience. We had our kids and another couple with their kids. Great place to grab some cocktails and let the kids play on the swing set. The palm trees are very cool and the tiki atmosphere makes you feel as though you are in the Caribbean, not Iowa!! Food was decent- you... More 

Thank Sally B
Omaha, Nebraska
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great music, wonderful drinks. Food was just okay but very quick. You get to keep your cups, wear no shoes, and they even have a lily pad and water slide for the kids off the dock. It's fun to watch the boats come in or dock and have a few drinks. Don't forget to stop at the shop too!! Must... More 

Thank tiffanybrasch
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hang out. Love people watching here. Service is slow but they are always so busy it is know wonder.

Thank hlmn99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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?