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The Ritz

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
+1 712-332-2777
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lake Okoboji is a summertime destination, but we happened to be driving through the area this fall. We were hungry but didn't want the same old corporate meal. We decided to try The Ritz and are very glad we did. The place is right on the lake and across from Arnolds Park. From the moment we sat down Cody made... More 

Thank Bob S
Twin Cities, MN
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ordered the beer battered shrimp appetizer, got greasy, gross shrimp with no sauce. I asked if they had any and was told they were out of cocktail sauce (really???) and gave me ranch. Server was terrible, never came back to the table, had to flag down another server to pay our bill.

Thank roadfools
Johnston, Iowa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Obviously, two 70-year-old women are not the people the servers want to serve. We waited 20 minutes with no service so we went inside and ordered. It took another 45 minutes to get our food. As a matter of fact, we were just walking out of the place when the server finally appeared. The food was just OK. The best... More 

Thank Iowastar
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The view sitting on the deck was very nice. The food was ok. our sandwiches were better than the pizza. The service was lacking

Thank Steph L
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not fancy, but large portions for the money. Posted sign says, "students have gone back to school so they are short staffed and you must have patience as there will be a wait". Pizza looks wonderful, but on the high side at $24.99. Lu Burger and fries $10.50

Glenwood, Iowa
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Well established bar lakeside at Okoboji. Nice view of the lake. Great happy hour prices! Nice wait staff Good pizzas!

Thank Craign01
Show Low, Arizona
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Nothing but a lake side pub. Pub food and basic beer selection. The exception is a fishbowl rum drink that can ( must ) be shared. The Saturday we were there the place was busy and always looked that way at other times we passed by. Way understaffed for the day/ time / season. Took 20 minutes to get a... More 

Thank R H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Ritz is definitely a happenin' place. They are very upfront about everything which makes them even more likable. We wound up getting there on a Wednesday night which is kids night. They had a sign on the door before we ever walked in to notify us that they were short handed so it would be an extra wait. Well... More 

Thank Emptynesters50613
Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I love the Ritz and it is always packed! The food is fantastic but there aren't enough servers and runners! The garbage pizza is incredible. Our waitress was great but it took so long to get a second drink. You need to order two at a time but then they get warm! Again great food but hire more help!

Thank Cidhorn
Sioux City, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went there to get a couple of drinks and an appetizer, hot day, too hard to sit outside, the inside smelled like stale grease and alcohol. Drinks and service were good, the atmosphere not great.

Thank Sue M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-2777

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