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The Oaks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1100 26 Ave NE, Willmar, MN 56201
+1 320-235-4448
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Spencer, Iowa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this restaurant and we were unimpressed. The menu is great as is the location, but the service was less than optimal. We waited over 45 minutes for our food, and when it finally did come we were told that they no longer had the sides we had ordered, so we were back in the... More 

Thank eabat17
Willmar, Minnesota
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I haven't been here in so long to be honest I forgot about it. My job had a gathering out there and they had a very nice set up for us. The food was great. the hospitality we were shown was amazing. and it was very clean.

Thank funlovingal1975
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food the Oaks served for a company Christmas Party was really delicious. The best part was the fresh popovers.

Thank MiriLemon
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The staff is friendly, bathrooms are newly remodeled and clean, food is terrific. For lunch try the unusual chipotle turkey burger - noon buffet is always a hit. My wife loves the Maui tacos and the flatbread and pastas are always good. Great spot for weddings, class/family reunions, or a romantic dinner for two. Views of the golf course and... More 

Thank par72mn
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The Oaks is a fine place to meet for a meal and a drink. It was a beautiful summer evening and parking can be challenging here. The pork on the nachos was tasty. Service was good. Eating at a golf course is not my first choice, but I would definitely come back.

Thank fogarty777
Waseca, Minnesota
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Prime rib and garlic mashed potatoes were an excellent choice. Good selection of beers. Prices a little high for rural Minnesota but very much in line considering the quality. The bar side dining are has been nicely remodeled.

1 Thank Carlsoj
Harrisburg, South Dakota
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Met a friend for supper on a very busy night, even though they first said there'd be a 30-minute wait, they found us a table in about ten minutes! We had the salad bar, walleye and a steak - all of it was fresh and delicious. One thing must be said about the staff - they are fantastic! Appeared to... More 

Thank Jane876
Belleair Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I spend my summers in Willmar and dine at the Oaks frequently. So much variety and so good. The owners, Dave and Mary, are always on hand to assure that you are having a great experience. Whether you want beer and popcorn after a round of golf or a fine dining experience, the Oaks is a great choice. Tell Ben... More 

1 Thank MikeT545454
Atwater, Minnesota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

It doesn't matter what the Chef's Choice is, it is fantastic. London Fish and Chips done the correct way, thought I was back in the English countryside. Grouper, Sea Bass and whatever he gets fresh are prepared to perfection. I do not know how the sauces are always spot on. Will be back again and again. Bartender makes a great... More 

1 Thank Mike A
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I have been in Willmar off and on for the last 8 months and The Oaks is by far the best restaurant in town. It has great food like their Scallop Fettacini or their Italian sandwich or a Walleye or Steak dinner not to mention their noon buffets or their salad bar. Furthermore, owner Dave has improved the physical space... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 26 Ave NE, Willmar, MN 56201
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Willmar
  • Phone Number: +1 320-235-4448

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