Fall Okoboji Dining Guide

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Dining Guide for all things tasty in Okoboji!  Please be patient with our dining establishments, they are very short staffed.  We try to keep this as updated as possible but hours are changing all the time so call ahead or check Facebook for the most updated hours for each establishment.  

burger & co.

Burger & Company, Spirit Lake

Burger & Company is ready to serve you up a scrumptious gourmet burger or sandwich, with some tantalizing sides and a cookie or malt for your sweet tooth fix.  For carry-out orders call 712-336-4161.


Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 pm

Captain's Getaway

Captain's Getaway - Arnolds Park 

Captain's Getaway has develop a special menu of all your favorite food and domestic and craft beer items for dine in or to go! The rooftop bar is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset!

Open Monday - Saturday at 3 pm. Closed on Sundays. Call 712-332-7044 to place pick up orders.


The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop - Milford

The friendly folks at the Coffee Shop are serving great daily specials along with their full menu of food, pastries and coffee!  Call 712-291-6278.  Hours: Tuesday - Friday 7 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 2 pm.


Corner Lanes

Corner Lanes Grill and Breakfast Barn - Spirit Lake

The Breakfast Barn AND Corner Lanes Grill are serving customer favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Breakfast Barn Hours:  Monday - Tuesday and Thursday - Friday 6 am to 11 am, Saturday 6 am - Noon, and Sunday 6 am - 1pm (Closed Wednesdays)   Menu

Call Corner Lanes Grill at: 712-336-4418

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11 am - 9 pm, Friday 11 am - 10 pm, & Saturday 1pm - 10pm (Closed Monday, Wednesday and Sunday)



Drake's Oak Hill

Drake’s, located inside Oak Hill Outdoor, is a full-service bar with good eats and two golf simulators to rent by the hour.


Open Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm


El Mariachi

El Mariachi is a family owned and operated Mexican Restaurant at the Great Lakes Mall in Spirit Lake!


Open 7 days a week: 11 am - 9 pm

Gilberto's tacos


At Giliberto’s, you’ll find us serving up all your favorite Mexican eats in a fun, casual environment. Our team’s dedicated to providing guests with fresh flavors, big portions, and friendly, accommodating service. Any time you’re craving a burrito, some nachos, or a refreshing taco salad, we’ll have your fix, and we do mean any time -- we’re open 24 hours seven days a week! Fast, flavorful, authentic, and convenient: that’s what we’re all about.

HOURS: Restaurant & drive-thru open 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Gingham Inn ChickenGingham Inn to Go - Spirit Lake 

For the Lakes Areas most famous pan fried Chicken to go just stop in order and take it to go! There are a few tables in back at The Roost, which also has a full service bar.

HOURS: Friday - Sunday 4-7pm, Monday - Thursday CLOSED



Godfather's Pizza - Milford / Spirit Lake

Godfather's Pizza is ready to serve up their fresh and piping hot pizza, you can dine in or use the drive-thru for carryout or choose to have the delivery team bring it to you.

Hours: M - Sun 11 am - 9 pm

Call: Milford 712-338-9000.

Call: Spirit Lake - 712-336-5000




The Hutt Bar & Grill- Arnolds Park 

Diana and her team are cooking up all your favorites from their fresh salads, to the Dunker Burger and everything in between. You will not want to miss their amazing breakfast on Saturday and Sunday!  The screened in patio makes summer dining in Okoboji so enjoyable!

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11 am - 9 pm;  Friday - Saturday 8 am - 9 pm; Sunday 8 am - 8 pm (CLOSED ON TUESDAYS)

Jimmy Johns

Jimmy John's - Arnolds Park & Spirit Lake 

All your favorite Jimmy John's sandwiches are available for freaky fast delivery, dine in or carry out!  Call 712-332-2305 in Arnolds Park or 712-336-2424 in Spirit Lake. Hours: 7 days a week 11 am - 9 pm.  Arnolds Park location open until 2 am on the weekends!



Lisa's Bake Shop - Spirit Lake 

Lisa is busy cooking up a storm! The Bread rack is full and freezers are stocked with everything from breakfast to supper for all your take out needs! Everything is made fresh and homemade the way it should be. Call (712)-336-8410 to place your order or stop by the Bake Shop in Spirit Lake.

Open Monday - Friday 7 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 7 am - 12 pm.

mexican food

La Barca 

La Barca Mexican Restaurant is now open for dine in & carry out. La Barca has an amazing lunch buffet you must check out while you are here! Open 11am - 9 pm Sunday - Thursday, and 11 am - 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.


Call 712-332-6200 to place a to go order.


Acapulco Salad from Los Pueblos

Los Pueblos - Arnolds Park

Enjoy all your authentic Mexican Favorite food and drinks at Los Pueblos.  Family owned and operated you will likely want to eat here more than once during your visit.  Order the big margarita you won't regret it!  Indoor and patio dinning available.

Open weekdays  from 11 am - 8 pm. (11 am - 9 pm on Fri and Sat)



McKeen's Pub & Grill

McKeen's Pub & Grill is your neighborhood bar and Grill just off Highway 71 in Spirit Lake.  Featuring burgers, steaks, sandwiches, salads, and even burritos there is something for everyone!

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm (Closed Sunday and Monday)

For carry-out, call: 712-336-2362 or 712-330-1054



Mill Creek - Milford

Mill Creek in Milford is your stop for great appetizers, salads, burgers, and pizza. It's convenient location in downtown Milford is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm


miles innMiles Inn - Arnolds Park

The crew at Mile's Inn is ready to serve you up Charlie Boys, nachos, hot dogs and appetizers!  Home of the Lakes Area favorite the Schooner!  Come see what it's all about!

Hours: Friday-Sunday 11 am - 2 am, Monday-Thursday 3 pm - 2 am


Nautical - Arnolds Park 

The guys at Nautical will make sure you get your fix of The Nauti Burger, wings, wraps, salads, or pasta to satisfy your hunger.  Great Tap selection and drinks.  Daily specials.

Hours: 11 am - 2 am; 7 days a week



O'Farrell Sister's Breakfast

O'Farrell Sisters - Okoboji 

Breakfast is served!  O'Farrell Sisters of Okoboji is the lakes area's last original diner! Try our world famous pancakes or any of our classic menu items. O'Farrell Sisters also has a great lunch menu and of course you must save room for pie!

Hours: Thurs - Sun: 8 am - 2 pm, Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday


Okoboji Store Food

Okoboji Store Bar & Kitchen

The Okoboji Store is right on the water where East meets West.  So not only is the view amazing but the food and drinks are equally as good.  Whether you are craving a burger, salad, or upscale entree The Okoboji Store has it all.  With a wide selection of beer on tap, unique cocktails and live music, you can stay at The Store all day long.  Oh did I mention The Okoboji Store is very family friendly and even has a playground, basketball court and ga ga pit!

Hours: 11 am - 12 am Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm on Sunday


One and One

One and One

One and One Chinese Restaurant is open for carry-out only!

Hours: 11 am - 9 pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays).

Call 712-332-9100



The Outrigger

Steaks, seafood, chicken, and so much more!  When you eat at the Outrigger you will be home!

Hours: Thursday and Saturday:  5 pm - 9 pm




Perkin's - Milford

At Perkins, we're famous for breakfast but we also take the same approach to lunch & dinner. So if you like our breakfast, you’re going to love what we do!

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 6 am - 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 6 am - 10 pm



Pizza Ranch - Spirit Lake

Pizza Ranch is serving up all your family favorites from pizza, to chicken or dessert pizza. If you leave hungry from this amazing buffet it is your own fault!

Call 712-336-1419 for carry-out or delivery.

Hours: 11 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week.


prime boji

Prime Boji

Prime Boji offers the finest Steaks and Seafood available. Come dine with us while enjoying an unbeatable view overlooking West Lake Okoboji!

Call 712-332-8006 for reservations.

Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 5:00-10:00, Sunday: 5 pm - 9 pm



Pub 19 Bar and Grill - Spirit Lake 

Pub19 Bar and Grill at Okoboji View Golf Course has all your favorites! Appetizers, steaks, sandwiches, and amazing East Coast Pizza. So good you will want to visit often!

Open: Monday and Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm, Thursday and Sunday 11 am - 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 9 pm



Portside Pizza Pub

Portside Pizza is the place for Pizza on Broadway in Arnolds Park.  Portside has a full line up of Pizza as well as fresh salads, calzones and sandwiches.  The remodeled building is awesome and has three levels of food and fun.  The rooftop patio just opened this summer and there is a live DJ starting at 9:30 on Th, F and Sat. nights.

Hours: Monday - Friday 4 pm - 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 10 pm.



The Ritz - Arnolds Park 

The Ritz is a lakeside bar & grill on East Lake Okoboji. Since 1989 patrons have been enjoying our famous "fishbowls", live music & homemade cuisine along the beautiful shores of East Lake Okoboji. The Lue Burger, pizza, cheesballs....need we say more!  All your Ritz favorites are ready inside or out on the dock

Hours:  Mon. 3 pm - 10 pm, Tue. - Thurs. 11 am - 10 pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 1 am; Sun. 9 am - 10 pm


Smokin Jakes

Smokin Jakes - Arnolds Park

Smoking Jakes has a full menu of fresh smoked meats, great sandwiches, soups and specials.  Their late night weekend breakfast is not to be missed if you are out on the town and find yourself hungry.


Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am - 3 am

Snappers Outdoor Seating

Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe - Okoboji

Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe serves up fresh Island food and great views. With indoor and outdoor seating Snappers is a local favorite all year long. If you are here on Thursday make sure to check out the Sushi menu.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 11 pm;  Closed on Mondays


Taco House Nachos

Taco House

(October 29th will be the last day of the 2023 season)

A Lakes area favorite Taco House has you covered when it come to Mexican.  Cheesy Nachos, soft shells and burritos. Many believe it is the hot sauces that are the stars of this show!

Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM (Closed Wednesday)

Tavern at the Park Pasta

Tavern At The Park 

Tavern At The Park is a Modern Gastropub featuring unique food and bar menus, indoor and outdoor seating located in the heart of Arnolds Park at The Inn Hotel.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm; Friday 11 am - 10 pm and Saturday 5 pm - 9 pm (Closed Sunday and Monday)

Toast On Hill

Toast on Hill

Toast on Hill is the Lakes area new kid on the block for breakfast and lunch! Toast on Hill covers it all, with classics like eggs and hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and french toast! Then there are some fresh and fabulous options like avocado and mediterranean toast! Oh and there is a salad bar at lunch with other lunch favorites and a bloody mary bar on the weekends! Formerly The Family Diner, yes there are cinnamon rolls too!

Open 6 am - 2 pm...7 days a week!



Tweeter's Bar & Grill

All your Tweeter's favorites are now available for dine in or take out! Great Steaks, a variety of fun and unique burgers, sandwiches, Mexican, a variety of great taps, drinks and so much more!

Closed Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday - Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11 am  - 11 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm


The Gardens

The Gardens - Arnolds Park

Enjoy the view of West Lake Okoboji from the Garden's spacious deck while you enjoy lunch or dinner with a drink. Live music EVERY night on the patio at 5:00!

Carryout available by car or boat - call 712-332-2990.

Weds. - Fri. 4 pm - 2 am and Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 2 am.



Waterfront Grille and Event Center - Arnolds Park

Waterfront Grille offers your favorite cuts of steak, fresh seafood, flatbread pizzas and more with an attached full service event center... all while enjoying beautiful views of East Lake Okoboji.


Open 7 days a week 11 am - 9 pm

For Reservations call: 712-220-3200


West O Pizza

West O Beer & Pizza - West Okoboji

West O Beer is passionate about brewing exceptional award winning craft beer.  With an ever changing variety of beers and the mainstays you will wan to visit often to see what West O is brewing up.  Awesome Water! Awesome Beer! ALL NEW this year is WEST O Brick Oven Pizza! It's SOOO SOOO GOOD!

Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 2 pm - 10 pm;  Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm  - 10 pm (Closed Monday)

Pizza: Wed-Sat: 5-8 pm, Sat-Sun: 12-2 pm (Closed Monday)


Other Fast Food and take out:

A & W: Spirit Lake; Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:30 am - 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:30 am - 10 pm

Arby's: Spirit Lake; Hours 10 am - 10 pm

Casey's Carryout Pizza: Milford, Arnolds Park, Okoboji; Spirit Lake

Dairy Queen: Spirit Lake / Milford; Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Domino's Pizza: Spirit Lake; Hours 10:30 am - 12 am

McDonald's: Okoboji; Hours: 5:30 am - 11 pm

Papa Murphy's: Spirit Lake; Hours 11 am - 8 pm

Subway: Spirit Lake / Milford; Hours: 7/7:30 am - 8/10 pm daily

Scooter's: Spirit Lake; Hours: Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 8 pm and Saturday - Sunday 6 am - 8 pm; Arnolds Park: 6 am - 8 pm

Starbucks: Hy-Vee Spirit Lake; Hours: 6 am - 7 pm

Taco John's: Spirit Lake; Hours - 7 am - 10 pm