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Ox Yoke Inn

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4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
+1 319-622-3441
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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United States
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You'll feel right at home in this long-standing icon of the Amana Colonies. If you're hungry, be sure to order the family-style meals served with a wealth of tasty sides, all homemade. (The pickled beets are out of this world!) The servers are genuinely caring and,. welcoming.

Thank CrossgarDown
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been eating here for 20 years. The quality of the food and service is tops. We love the fried chicken and schnitzel. Great pies...homemade. And very good beer. A must if you are heading down I80. Only a few miles from the interstate. We were here very late on Easter and our server Lori, who must have been dead... More 

Thank JOlsztynski
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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236 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in one night for dinner and really enjoyed our meal. The decor is definitely dated; but, it is appropriate for the setting. The wait staff was very good and the food was excellent. I had the ham and it was pretty amazing. The husband had the walleye and said it was a little dry. We... More 

Thank kmbrown021393
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178 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday brunch has everything you could hope for and more. Large variety of salads, all kinds of breakfast fixing, plus some good home made German specials. There are rolls, muffins, breads and a huge desert table. Only problem is you want to try more but are too full!!!!!

Thank Marlys V
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great German food. Great service. People very friendly and has a nice little gift shop. Also great wine list and other beverages.

Thank Pat S
Decorah, Iowa
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here. The service was exceptional with courtesy and efficiency. There was a large table and our server was still able to anticipate our needs. She really took pride in her job. Everyone's food was very good. Large portions for the price.

Thank DaveFmIA
Sandwich, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Ox Yoke Inn in the off season and it was a great place with good food. German food is their specialty. The staff was very nice and attentive.

Thank hauserrich
Darlington, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very much a tourist restaurant and not like it was 30 years ago; but then, neither am I. Their sauerbraten has been toned down and the spaetzle was watery - but I can't cook spaetzle very well either. Overall the food is fine and the service is decent.

Thank Lori N
Davenport, Iowa
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been visiting this restaurant for 45 years. Not a lot has changed and I am fine with that. Has always been my go to for meals in Amana. Lunch with parents. We used to do the Sunday brunch (wish places would've kept serving champagne!), but this was a Saturday. I usually get the ham or pork but tried something... More 

Thank beentheredonethatia
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had the family meal with beef, chicken and ham. It was okay- but the coleslaw was legendary. I like coleslaw, but this was some seriously awesome coleslaw. I wish I would have just had the coleslaw.

Thank James W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
German, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4420 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8035
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
  • Phone Number: +1 319-622-3441
You hungry? Famous for American and German food served "Family Style". Hearty and light portions including chicken, hand cut steaks, roast beef, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel cutlets, Amana made brats, pork chops, catfish, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and desserts...Including rhubarb custard with meringue topping, chocolate and coconut cream pies. Pies to Go. Children's and Carryout menus. Local, American and imported wines, beers, and cocktails. Serving daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets and on Sundays a Four Entree Brunch Buffet. The Ox Yoke Inn is "An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940." It's main dining rooms were built in 1856, and is a National Historic Landmark. Five generations of the Leichsenring family have owned and operated the restaurant.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?