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The Dry Dock

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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U.S. 71, Arnolds Park, IA
08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favorite place of ours when in Okoboji. Right on the lake, it offers great views. Its a fun friendly place with great food. Priced just right! My favorite meal...the shrimp basket!

Thank Patty F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great food right on the lake. wonderfull lake view and very relaxing. makes you want to go back again. We will be.

Thank Bill B
Sioux City, Iowa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A charming, old fashioned little joint on the water. Great breakfast: highly recommend the eggs benedict or biscuits and gravy!

Thank michellepJ2012XF
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Horrible service and food. Eaten here many times but this will be the last. You can tell summer is over at the dry dock and if they don't get it together it will be over for them as well.

Thank sd h
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I always try to come to the dry dock everytime I come to Okoboji. I have never had a bad meal and the wait staff is always very nice.

Thank bb0925
Bennington, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at this resort several times over the years. Maybe since its towards the end of the season, but the staff seamed very unpleasant. As a customer all I can do is come in and place my order, the rest of the experience is up to the staff. I ordered what was called "Alaskan walleye pollock." I even... More 

Thank mexicoplumber
Show Low, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Full service from morning to evening. Nice menu and great deck overlooking the passage between the lakes Good service and fun atmosphere.

1 Thank R H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

You can sit outside or enjoy the view of the lake from the inside. The food is always cooked very well and tastes good! It's a good place to make a staple of your trip that you know will always be good. They stick to what they know.

Thank tjoia
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful morning sitting out by The docks. Christie made me the best BLT and the bloody Mary's rocked! Thanks My family and I go often and usually there is a huge wait! Not today service was great food was good!

Thank Cidhorn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick drink on a warm morning. We decided to try one of their Bloody Marys. They were very good and amazing atmosphere from where we set and seen the beautiful Lake. While we were there they were serving breakfast the people we were nearer seem to be getting very large portions on their plates and... More 

Thank jaymzw74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U.S. 71, Arnolds Park, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?