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Minerva's

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1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736
+1 712-332-5296
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11:00 - 21:00
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Spirit Lake, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An evening meal, lunch or Sunday buffet at Minervas are all good options. I enjoy the salad combinations with either a sandwich or soup for lunch. Very tasty and affordable. Many choices for the evening meal. You can have a wide selection of entrees and I have enjoyed their dinner size salads that include salmon or chicken if you choose.... More 

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Thank Dianne E
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at all the Minervas in th Midwest. Okoboji ranks right at the top. Evcellent food and service. you will want to go back again.

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Thank Bill B
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely rating and review, Bill B.! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a birthday dinner on Tuesday's pasta night. It was fantastic! All you can eat, prepared right in front of you by skilled chefs. You choose from over a dozen ingredients and the chefs cook it before pouring it over your choice of two types of pasta and two sauces! Wow! Don't miss this one, all for$13.95. Oh yes,... More 

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Thank Tmcmjc
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a fun review to read! Thank you for posting and rating us here at Minerva's Okoboji, Tmcmjc. We hope you continue to spread the good news about our scrumptious Pasta Night on Tuesdays, it is always a fun evening for all. Many thanks, and have a wonderful day! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We spent many summers in Spirit Lake and going to Minervas was always a high spot. We were in town in Sept. 2016 and went with friends. The portions are much smaller and there is no choice of sides. The only way the walleye comes is with mashed potatoes. The food did not tast as good as in the past... More 

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Thank cwmcnab
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Hello cwmcnab, We are disappointed to hear about your recent visit. It sounds like we missed some opportunities with our service and menu. We have reached out via private message in order to better communicate and resolve this situation. Please message back at your earliest convenience, and we hope to hear from you soon! More 

Johnston, Iowa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was the first time I have been to Minervas. We went for lunch. I was very impressed by the servers, the quiet atmosphere, and the delightful food. Since it is difficult to find places here open after Labor Day, we felt this place would be high on our list again when we return to Okoboji.

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Thank Iowastar
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Iowastar, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment! Please come back again soon to try more of our delicious cuisine and enjoy the ambiance of our restaurant! Cheers! More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a special spot to celebrate an anniversary the end of a busy Labor Day weekend. We were very happy with the meal and service at Minerva's while vacationing at The Inn at Okoboji. I enjoyed a delicious chocolate martini followed by tasty tomato bisque soup and yummy bread slices with oil and vinegar to dip in. Our server,... More 

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1 Thank diane560
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a fabulous review, diane560! We are honored to have been able to host you and your husband for your anniversary celebration dinner! It sounds like you got to experience our amazing menu as well as interact with our talented and hospitable staff! Please come back and visit us again, we are so thankful for your kind words as well... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I have nothing bad to say. We went with 14 people and not one meal was bad. And the service was great. Coffee is amazing, great beer selection! Not too fancy but not too casual

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1 Thank tiffanybrasch
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

What a great review, tiffanybrasch! Thank you for bringing in your large party, we are happy to hear service and food went off without a hitch! Please come back and visit again soon! More 

Jackson, Minnesota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We go to Minerva's every year for our anniversary. They have awesome food and a nice atmosphere. The drinks are good and the service is always good.

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1 Thank SkippyB46
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

We are thankful for your review, SkippyB46! What an honor to be your go-to Anniversary restaurant! Please continue to visit us, we are pleased to have your support and patronage. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stopped in Aug 12th 2016 for Dinner. We researched Trip Advisor and Minerva's had a top rating. They were running a season special BBQ. I ordered a half rack pork ribs and my wife orders Salmon. It was the worst smoked BBQ, I have had in ten years. Dried out to the point I had to use a steak... More 

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1 Thank Jerry F
Omaha, Nebraska
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great brunch, incredible pasta bar. Consistent. The catering here is good too anytime I have had an event here. Hotel is nice too. Great spot

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1 Thank shelleyrtaylor
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minerva's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the pasta bar - hoping to see you and your family again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-5296

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