Most Popular Restaurants in Spirit Lake

April 14, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Spirit Lake is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4,840 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dickinson County.
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1. Family Diner

1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 712-336-5422
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Family Diner

Reviewed By Deb T - Clinton, Iowa

I had the Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. The biscuits are different than I am used to. They are the texture of a fluffy cake. My friend loved her Diner breakfast. She commented on how large and good the old fashioned ham was.

2. Minervas Restaurant & Bar

1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA 51355-7736 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Bar, American, Grill, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 712-332-5296
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Minervas Restaurant & Bar

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.

Reviewed By BikeHawk - Sioux City, Iowa

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...MoreWe 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!

3. Hey Good Cookies

1310 18th St, Ste A, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1150 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast SGD 8 - SGD 13 +1 712-336-4179
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Hey Good Cookies

Have lunch and your favorite espresso beverage in our cafe, dine in our outdoor courtyard or use our convenient drive thru. Sandwiches, wraps, soups, bagels, Ashby's hand dipped ice cream, scones, muffins and cookies of course! Eight varieties of delicious cookies, all made from scratch! Many gift ideas and save time to browse in our extensive gourmet gift shop. Check out our website for menus and to ship our cookies to your friends and family! It's The Sweetest Gift There Is!

Reviewed By Emily B - Ankeny, Iowa

I visit HGC every time I'm in Okoboji, but I've always had slow, terrible customer service. With the old owners and new owners, it's the same - no one is in a hurry and they really don't care if you're there or not. On my most recent visit I walked in and waited several minutes to have the employees (standing right behind the counter) acknowledge me. One of the workers was even facing me, but she was helping another employee transfer caramel rolls from a baking pan to the display case. I saw her putting something (leftover pieces from the pan) into her mouth with her fingers and eating. (Eww.) The other woman eventually turned around and put the caramel rolls away when they had finished. She was in no hurry to take my order or acknowledge me. I thought about getting a latte but knew it would take 15 minutes, so I just got a couple of cookies and left. (Get a latte at Goodies instead - they are super fast and friendly!)

...Anyway, I love their cookies and lunch, but it's probably because I grew up there. My husband doesn't understand the appeal. There are limited choices in SL/Okoboji and I would go somewhere with better customer service and variety, but there isn't a cafe who offers quite the same things. (For lattes and delicious treats, no cookies though, go to Goodies. For a variety of things, including the best cinnamon rolls ever, go to Lisa's Bake Shop )

4. Wyman's Spudnuts

1104 Highway 71 S, Okoboji, IA 51355-2545 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 712-332-6293
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Wyman's Spudnuts

Reviewed By RichardSkorey - Sioux City, Iowa

Been coming to Spudnutz for a few years since they opened. Simply the finest donuts I've found in the 200 mile radius I travel from Sioux City. Brent Wyman is deservedly proud of the bakery and personally bakes, decorates the place beautifully and greets his customers. Sticks to one genre of baking and does it to perfection.
Hint: get here early, sells fast!!

5. Prairie Chick

Hwy 71, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 +1 712-332-2040
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Prairie Chick

Reviewed By Nikkeek

This by far the best coffee shop in Okoboji. Fresh pastries, a quiche that is to die for and a fantastic atmosphere. It is a very eclectic coffee shop with color and personality. Highly recommend to anyone passing through. Conveniently located right off the bike trail.

6. Nutty Bar Stand

37 Lake St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331 Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 712-332-2243
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Nutty Bar Stand

The Nutty Bar Stand has been an Arnolds Park icon since 1945. We have been satisfying the Okoboji area's sweet tooth for generations. Our commitment to serving the highest quality products at the lowest price make us a family favorite. Come have a treat with us and let us be part of your summer tradition!

Reviewed By VivaMexicoLiz - Mexico City, Mexico

This is an Iowa Great Lakes classic, enjoyed by so many over the years and being introduced young ice cream fans today. Every time we stop by for a Nutty Bar I see multi-generational groups of families enjoying this hand-made Arnolds Park treat. There's no table service-- just walk inside and give them your order at the counter.
They offer other treats as well, but we always get the Nutty Bars. They're delicious-- and it's fun to sit at one of their outside tables, people watching and enjoying the sights and sounds of the amusement park. If you time it right, you'll be able to watch happy tourists getting on or off the Queen II.

7. Maxwells Beach Cafe

37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501 Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch, Dinner +1 712-332-7578
Excellent
55%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Maxwells Beach Cafe

Reviewed By james R - Okoboji, Iowa

This restaurant is located in Arnold's Park Amusement Park. Setting is your choice to inside or out. It is also located across the street from beautiful Lake Okoboji. Casual dining outside and more formal inside. The staff is excellent and the menu has many great entrees with sandwiches and salads are also available.

8. Pizza Ranch - Spirit Lake

2003 18th St, Hwy 9 & 71, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1061 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 712-336-1419
Excellent
25%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Pizza Ranch - Spirit Lake

Reviewed By dennyjan - Spirit Lake, Iowa

This is a buffet style place, but can order something particular to eat. They do a brisk take out and delivery business. The buffet pizzas are served hot, as well as the chicken. They also feature a more than adequate salad bar. They recently provide soft serve ice cream. No one walks away hungry. A $10 bill gets you the buffet and drink.

9. Dairy Queen

2019 18th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1070 +1 712-336-5483
Excellent
35%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Proteeus3 - Des Moines

The cones and Blizzard's were melty when served due to the high demand. When they make them nonstop they don't have time to freeze in the machine. Try liquid nitrogen like they do at high demand events.

10. Okoboji Store

1404 Highway 71 S, Okoboji, IA 51355-2548 Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 46 +1 712-332-5628
Excellent
39%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Okoboji Store

Reviewed By james R - Okoboji, Iowa

The location of this restaurant is on the place where the Okoboji General Store was located hundred years ago. The old WILSON. BOATWORKS was a part of this land where the restaurant is located.the upper level is the restaurant and bar and the lower level on the lake also serves food. The beer costs what the same as the temperature of the lake. That area is called Zeke's Place after Zeke Wilson. The food is good the bands are good.

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