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Northwestern Steakhouse

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304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
+1 641-423-5075
17:00 - 22:00
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Mason City, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a great steak and overall great meal you have to try this place. Be prepared to wait in line or have a late reservation, they are always busy! Besides a cozy and intimate atmosphere, they also have a simple menu that also includes wine and beer. Anything you choose here is delicious, but you must try the... More 

Thank Sarah H
Yreka, California
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319 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Northwestern Steakhouse serves the Best steak in Mason city Iowa. It's not high end dining, but the Filet Mignon are so tender you will be able to cut it with your fork. The steaks are pan cooked in butter and seasoned with Gus's Greek spices. It's definitely a must try if you are passing through Mason City.

1 Thank monsoons2013
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I've given this place 2 chances in my short time living in Mason City. The first experience we both got the Rib-eye, one rare one medium. Both were overcooked and somewhat hard, especially the medium. Spaghetti side we were recommended was so dripping with oil, the small plate had a pool of oil left after the noodles were gone.... More 

Thank Allison L
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Forget that this iconic restaurant is in my home town, I am lucky. Bit if you like melt I'm your mouth steak covered with garlic oil and butter, then this is it. The spagwtti noodles come with the same sauce. Small place old decor but top notch food.

Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Clear Lake, Iowa
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Are you kidding me? This is best steak in iowa or anywhere you can find. Sure you may have to wait but​ it is worth it.. The fresh bread the greek salad is the best authentic salad . Try the side of spaghetti too

Thank jojools2
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Good service. Very popular. Expect to wait but feel free to order some drinks upstairs. Plenty of parking. A local landmark you must bring your family from out of town to enjoy. The salads and sides are nothing fancy and the menu really hasn't changed in years but the portion of meat is generous.

Thank Mo4less
Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Rustic in its appearance, this gem of a restaurant provides its guest with a fabulous dining experience. THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS. My sister-in-law remarked that the chicken was the best chicken she had ever had in her lifetime. That in and of itself is an amazing testimony to the quality of the chicken. Our steaks were done perfectly...medium rare. The... More 

Thank pleased2012
Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I dined here alone on a Tuesday evening when in the Mason City area on business after hearing recommendations from my sister-in-law. It's hidden on the NW side of the city in a residential area, so not where you might expect to find a restaurant. It's worth the GoogleMaps work to find it. The interior is totally old-school, and that's... More 

Thank NewfiePupLover
Charles City, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The best steaks ever! (And spaghetti) Service,food,hospitality all excellent. This place is been a must go icon in northern Iowa.

Thank sanfran15
Mason City, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hard to get in so go early, it is worth the wait!! Try the spaghetti for a side. Love the fresh bread also.

Thank Lynn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-5075

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