Okoboji Grill

114 S Duff Ave

Ames, IA


Restaurant - Bar & Grill

starstarhalf starno starno star 2.8/5 with 23 votes
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11 User Reviews & Comments
December 24, 2013 starstarno starno starno star
I‘ve tried to like Okoboji Grill but I just can‘t get into the atmosphere or the food. They‘ve never been able to cook my food the correct way. I have always liked the taste of their Kentucky Bourbon burger, but they never cook it how it is supposed to be cooked. The appetizers aren‘t good either. The staff really doesn‘t help make this place any better. They take way too much time talking with customers and not enough time doing the actual serving, one of the reasons the food is usually cold by the time it gets to the table. Last time I was there I had a diet soda and they gave me a regular. Shouldn‘t be a big problem to change that out, but they acted all offended when I asked them to get my a diet rather than a regular. Come on, people, I know the difference. I just haven‘t been all that impressed on any visit and probably won‘t go back unless I‘m with a group.
December 1, 2012 starno starno starno starno star
First time at Okoboji Grill was not a great experience and I wouldn‘t go back. The food was ok - minus the hair that came stringing out of my philly cheese steak sandwich. The Chili Con Queso is just some cheese with stringy vegetables in it; there was no chili, if they wanted to just have the cheese and vegetables it should be named CHILE con queso. My boyfriend got the Four Alarm burger and was not happy with it either, it was not spicy or "alarming" at the slightest. The praise themselves on from scratch items, but I very doubt that those items were from scratch. If it was not for the local elementary schools fundraiser there I would have not went there, because of the apperance. Now, having been there I will not be returning.
December 30, 2010 starstarstarstarno star
My experiences with this place has never been bad. I can see how some people see the service as slow. However, to me, the food is worth it. The bourbon burger is to die for. My favorite burger in town.
November 17, 2010 starstarstarstarstar
Food was always pretty good, but much better with the new menu items. Always get good service, and it‘s a fun place to go.
March 15, 2010 starno starno starno starno star
This place is foul. If you make the mistake of going here be prepared to spend allot of money for very little food.
Food is always grease laden and cold, staff is rude and inattentive. Beer tasted and smelled like a skunk.
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