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The Outrigger

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Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

best salmon i have had other than fresh in alaska great food... good service . there are many places to eat in the lakes area but Outrigger is in my top 5.

Thank snicklefritz
Okoboji, Iowa
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Enjoyed the tilapia with steam veggies and a glass of chardonnay...just wonderful! Make sure to get the béarnaise sauce on the side for the tilapia...just super.

Thank Mike T
Omaha, Nebraska
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is so super cool. Great Baseball Steak. Sandwiches whatever you want. Great place to go have a before and after drink. Love, Love...

Thank shelleyrtaylor
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Horrible service. Mediocre food. We were ignored the majority of our time there. The salads were brown and obviously old, and then they didn't even bring everybody's meal out right away. One of us didn't get our food until everybody else was entirely done. Do yourself a favor and stay away from here. Just a couple doors over is a... More 

Thank hschooley
Farmington, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

I called ahead to make sure that I could bring a large group of people that night and they said they could accommodate our group, which also had a lot of kids. We came at the designated time, they did have a separate room for us, but only one waitress and apparently one cook. It took 2 to 2.5 hours... More 

Thank jam10398
Lakeville, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Had a large party (baseball team and families) so we called ahead asking is they could handle us. They said sure. We arrive and it proceeds to take 3 hours for everyone to get their meals. Some orders were not cooked correctly. Food was good for the most part. Main issue is if you can't handle the group don't say... More 

Thank mick7291
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Atmosphere was wonderful! Staff was very good! We usually eat there at least 5 times a summer! Wednesday's wine is half price. Food is great and baked potatoes are huge!

Thank Tmcmjc
Okoboji, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Food is good, atmosphere is straight from the sixties. I love it reminds me of the sixties cocktail bars. People are hard working and prices are reasonable.

Thank Localfoodjunkie
Milford, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful chicken and meat cuts! Good atmosphere for talking. Reasonable prices and good service. Tucked away in a strip mall, so dont miss it.

Thank JoWink55
Lincoln, Nebraska
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food and great service. This place is a little out dated and small, but we enjoyed eating here.

Thank meshell70
542cindylou, Manager at The Outrigger, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not like the atmosphere as you stated it was outdated. Don't quite understand that as it was totally remodeled 3 years ago. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: 712-332-7926

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