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Minervas Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€, American,
1405 Hwy 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355
+1 712-332-5296
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, American, Grill, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1405 Hwy 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were cruising Lake Okoboji and had Minerva's cater dinner on the boat. It was exceptional. Rabab was so easy to work with, made suggestions, was on the dock- actually on the boat before we arrived, making sure everything was as she promised- the only...More

Thank ANNA W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after being absent from Lakes area for more than a year. Food and service were good as expected. One minor complaint - Minervas was featuring its Oktoberfest menu which is identical to the menu in its Sioux City location. A week ago...More

Thank BikeHawk
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize for our mistake, BikeHawk! Thank you for bringing this to our attention, as we strive for consistency throughout our stores - we hope you will be back in again soon to enjoy another meal with us!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lunch time- Nice atmosphere , good food nice menu choices. good wait staff. Meals took a while to get to tableMore

Thank RicknLinda
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for the compliments, RicknLinda - please let our management team know if there are any issues with the timing of your meals, as we would love to fix our mistakes while our guests are in the building! We hope to see you in...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were hosting a couple for dinner and the restaurant we had chosen was closed so we decided to give Minervas another try. They are back! The atmosphere is nice and the house salad is wonderful. Our entries were very good and the waiter was...More

Thank Melissa W
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Your comments are much appreciated, Melissa, and thank you for the great post and rating! We are pleased to hear you gave us another shot, and we hope to continue to earn your business throughout the years!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

While visiting Iowa's great lakes region we found it hard to find a place for fine dining. According to Trip Advisor this was one of the best we decide why not find it. From the road you can see the sign but nothing close looked...More

Thank Tom T
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to find us, Tom T.! We had such a lovely time taking care of your party, and our Lobster Nachos have been a true hit this summer! Cheers to the next visit!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were somewhat hesitant about eating here as it is located in a hotel. The first night we decided to eat at the bar and just order an appetizer along with our drinks. What a wonderful time. Good drinks and we ordered "Lobster nachos" to...More

Thank Karen T
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

What a fantastic review! We are so thankful you took the time to post and rate on our behalf, Karen T. - it sounds like you and your husband were able to try some of our most popular menu items during your visit! Please spread...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Parking was difficult as the lot was completely full, however it was worth the parking trouble for this meal. Nice dining room that wasn't too loud. Delicious meal.More

Thank DjArmadillo0
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We are so pleased to hear you did not let the parking deter your visit with us, DjArmadillo0! It sounds like you had a nice time with us, and we do hope to earn your business again in the near future - cheers to the...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I attended an outdoor reception catered by Minervas' at the Arrowwood Resort. The appetizers were excellent and had a nice variety of choices. Drinks used nice liquors and wines. Beer selection was the standard national brands with Sam Adams being the only craft-like brew. During...More

Thank JoRoOmaha
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for this post, JoRoOmaha - we appreciate the guest perspective on these events! We are happy to hear the reception went well, and we will make sure to review the bar issues with our staff. We hope to earn another visit from you...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Excellent food, presentation and wait staff. Steak prepared perfectly. Seafood was wonderful and Risotto was excellent (which isn't easy to do).

Thank Jeff Z
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

What a great compliment! Thank you very much, Jeff Z. - we are so fortunate to have wonderful guests like you!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Food was good but not happy with sauce on my steak. Italian salad was very good. My grandsons like the kids noodle dishes.More

Thank bjplou
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Minervas Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your post and rating, bjplou! And please let us know if we can fix anything with your meal while you are in the door, as we love making sure our guests are 100% satisfied with their choices! Cheers to you and yours,...More

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wendyandtyler
16 July 2017|
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Response from Miranda C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a pretty good children's menu.
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Kris H
19 January 2017|
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Response from Molly S | Property representative |
Hello Kris! We do have some Gluten Free choices available, please call us for more details or stop on by!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 Hwy 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-5296
  • E-mail
Description
At the Top Of Our Game in Okoboji! Minervas Bar and Grill in Okoboji is located at the Arrowwood Resort and just across the highway from East Okoboji Lake. The menu includes a large selection of favorites including hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, authentic pastas, the freshest salads, and house-made desserts. This resort destination caters to the Arrowwood Resort for special events.
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