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The Dry Dock

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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U.S. 71, Arnolds Park, IA
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Bill B
Sioux City, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

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Thank sd h
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank bb0925
Bennington, Nebraska
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank mexicoplumber
Show Low, Arizona
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Thank tjoia
Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
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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!

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Thank Cidhorn
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7 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I really wanted to give this a 5 & I will go back to give it another chance, but I just could not based upon 2 things. First, it took more than a half an hour to get our food and it was just basic breakfast fare(omelette, biscuits & gravy). Perhaps they need to look at kitchen efficiency? Second, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?