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The Outrigger

Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
+1 712-332-6020
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“walleye” (6 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I would expect better from a restaurant that is in the heart of a very busy tourist area during peak season, which is only open 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. There is no central theme to the menu or restaurant that I...More

Thank Tuba-IA
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderful dinner, my husband had the chicken it was awesome. I had The Iowa pork chops and it was yummy. They even had our favorite vodka, Choppin.

Thank paulacM692BJ
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The only reason I gave 4 stars is because it was very hot when we were there. I wondered if the air was not working properly. Owners wife was busting her butt waiting and bussing tables as the restaurant was packed. I ordered a chocolate...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Crazy busy so make reservations on the weekends. It is a dark little restaurant with a supper club feel. Wonderful wine selection and good food. Definitely a local favorite.

Thank okobojifun
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Large menu selection - Great bar - Tables are a bit close together - Food is satisfactory - Limited parking when busy (most times) -

Thank Harris B
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Newly remodeled. Took the family here. Really enjoyed the chicken and mashed potatoes. Glad they fixed it up and put some money back in it. Look forward to stopping this summer

Thank terrybuchner1982
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Best fried chicken and prime rib. Also need to try the Chislic. Great service too! Call ahead for a reservation!! This place is usually very busy.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Outrigger changed owners late spring and it has been for the better. Better food, better service and a better dining experience. We've dined here at least three times since the May owner change and experienced uniform solid service and better prepared food. The new...More

1  Thank Ron M
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We have eaten at the outrigger about 8 times this summer. Always packed - kinda reminds me of "everyone knows your name" type place. The new owners, Harris and Jess, are a wonderful host and hostess not to mention very hard working and always smiling!...More

1  Thank mccarthykris
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Seeing the tables and bar full of laughing, smiling people speaks for itself. Word has gotten around - great food, great service in a fresh - welcoming decor. We love their spinach artichoke dip, the chislic (marinated beef tips) appetizers...and the tilapia, salmon and steaks....More

Thank Mike T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-6020
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