Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Dining Guide for all things tasty in Okoboji from Memorial Day until Labor Day!
Arnolds Perk Coffeehouse
Arnolds Perk is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am - 1:30 pm beginning May 26. Start your day the Perky Way with fresh coffee, pastries or the Power Breakfast Sandwich made with fresh baked bread, an Okoboji favorite. The Perk offers a nice variety of gluten free items as well.
The new kid on the block is an awesome new addition to the Arnolds Park complex and the boardwalk! The Boji Boardwalk Bar and Grill has undergone a fabulous remodel and is ready to serve you the best Gyros and Italian Beef in the Lakes area as well as a full menu of burgers, fries, wings and much more! There is also a great convenience store for those things you forget while boating.
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm, daily
Bob's in Arnolds Park is serving up the Bob Dog we know and love, as well as their full menu of sandwiches and sides! Don't forget to leave room for a an ice cream cone or a malt! You'll love the outdoor seating overlooking the Arnolds Park Beach and West Lake Okoboji. Open Daily 11 am - 8 pm beginning May 25.
(The Milford Location will be closed for the summer season)
Bracco World Café & Island Bar is a Lake Okoboji hot spot with a unique menu featuring Island Paradise, Asian, Creole, and American cuisine. Bracco also has an extensive drink list featuring the Island favorites. The casual upscale atmosphere offers a veranda patio area, large bar, and beach bar area featuring live music every Friday and Saturday evening all summer long.
Bracco is open 7 days a week from 11 am - 10 pm beginning May 25!
opens in a new windowBurger & 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. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11- 8; Sunday 11-3. Call 712-336-4161 to place a carry out order.
You can also visit the Burger & Company Food Trailer in Arnolds Park next to Nektar.
The Breakfast Barn AND Corner Lanes Grill are serving customer favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Breakfast Barn Hours: Tuesday, and Thursday - Sunday 6 am - 11am (Closed Monday and Wednesday) opens in a new windowMenu
Call Corner Lanes Grill at: 712-336-4418 Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11 am and 9 pm & Friday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm (Closed Monday, Wednesday and Sunday)
El Mariarchi is a locally owned and operated Mexican Bar & Grill with all your favorite Mexican dishes as well as American Favorites. Daily lunch and dinner specials are available. If you want great food and excellent service try El Mariachi at the Great Lakes Mall in Spirit Lake.
Open 7 days a week 11 am - 9 pm
Gilbertos - Arnold Park
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 daily 10 am - 11 pm, 24 hours on weekends.
Gingham 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: Wednesday-Saturday 4 pm- 8 pm and Sunday 11 am - 7 pm.
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.
Call: Milford 712-338-9000.
Call: Spirit Lake - 712-336-5000
The Hutt Bar & Grill- Arnolds Park
Diana and here 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 - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 9 pm
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.
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 7 days a week 11am - 9 pm
Call 712-332-6200 to place a to go order.
Los Lagos - Spirit Lake
Los Lagos is your family owned authentic Mexican Restaurant in Spirit Lake.
Call: 712-363-4536 for two go orders.
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm, seven days a week!
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 daily from 11 am - 9 pm. (10 pm Th - Sat)
Maxwell's Beach Cafe
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: Tue. and Wed 11 am - 8 pm; Th 11 am - 9 pm, Fri .- Sat 11 am - 11 pm (Closed Sunday and Monday)
For carry- out Call:712-336-2362 0R 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 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: 11 am - 2 am...seven days a week!
Minerva's - Okoboji
Minervas Restaurant. The only thing missing is you! With a menu that offers everything from classic pastas and aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood. So stop down and enjoy our excellent service that has become a hallmark in the Okoboji area. Dine inside or out on the patio.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm; Sunday 10 am - 2 pm for Sunday Brunch; Closed Monday
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 pm; 7 days a week
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: 8 am - 2 pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
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; (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Outrigger features a diverse menu of seafood, steak, pasta, pork, broasted chicken, salads, and sandwiches. The hardest decision will be deciding what to order! Great cocktails, a variety of beer and an expansive wine collection too.
Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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-Sunday; 5:00-9:00
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.
Spillway Drive In - Spirit Lake
A small, local family owned and operated restaurant, not a fast food restaurant. It's a wonderful place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view of Big Spirit Lake with our outdoor tables. Don't forget dessert with our flavor burst ice cream!
Open daily 11 am - 9 pm
The Tavern At The Park @ The Inn Hotel - Arnolds Park
The Tavern At the Park is the new kid on the block at the Inn Hotel. 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. Open: Wednesday - Sunday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 PM (10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday).
At TOPOG, the Lakes Areas newest coffeehouse, you will find a refined, relaxed environment for guests to dine-in or carry-out while enjoying a full menu of coffee, fresh-baked bagels, bakery goods, hand-dipped ice cream, grab-and-go lunch options and artisanal desserts. TOPOG is your place on the map! Located in the Queens Court by Arnolds Park. Open 7 days a week.
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. - Wed. 3 pm - 10 pm; Th 11 am - 10 pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 1 am; Sun. 9 am - 10 pm
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: Mon. - Th 11 am - 10 pm; Fri. and Sat. 11 am - 3 am
Taco House - Milford
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!
Open 7 days a week 10 am - 8 pm.
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!
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 2 pm and 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday 11 - 3 pm
The Barefoot Bar - Okoboji
Okoboji's favorite Tiki Bar & Restaurant! World famous for real palm trees and authentic tiki huts in Northwest Iowa! The Barefoot Bar has all your favorite summertime specials! You can also shop and enjoy live music all weekend long.
Float on in to try our specialty blenders, or a sand-pail of mojitos...
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Open 7 days a week at 11:00
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 Daily 11 am - 9 pm.
For Reservations call: 712-220-3200
West O Beer - West Okoboji
West O Beer is passionate about brewing exceptional award winning craft beer. With a 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!
Tasting Room Hours: Daily 12 pm - 10 pm
Other Fast Food and take out:
A & W: Spirit Lake; Hours: 10:30 am - 9 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: 10:30 am - 9 pm
McDonald's: Okoboji; Hours: 6 am - 11 pm
Papa Murphy's: Spirit Lake; Hours 11 am - 8 pm
Subway: Spirit Lake / Milford; Hours: 9 am - 8 pm daily
Scooter's: Spirit Lake; Hours: Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 7:30 pm and Saturday - Sunday 7 am - 7 pm
Starbucks: Hy-Vee Spirit Lake; Hours: 8 am - 7 pm
Taco John's: Spirit Lake; Hours - 7 am - 9 pm