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Northwestern Steakhouse

304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
+1 641-423-5075
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghetti” (62 reviews)
“steak” (126 reviews)
“greek salad” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered filets and New York Strips. They were perfectly grill cooked with butter and olive oil. Small Town decor, Homey service and delicious Iowa Beef. Make a special trip for this one. BTW; no reservations accepted. They were packed out on a Monday night.

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

North Western is seriously the BEST around! Their food is always on point and amazing (I typically get the filet and noodles/spaghetti) but it's all wonderful. The service is quick and friendly, all around a fantastic place. You do want to get there early or...More

Thank lilris
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night and were told there would be about a 60 minute wait. Fortunately, they have a lounge area upstairs that is set up very comfortably for waiting. Each table has a deck of cards which along with a...More

Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I have had steak all over the world and the best ever is tucked away in a residential area in Mason City, Iowa! If you are within a two hour drive, make the trip to the Northwestern Steakhouse. The side of spaghetti with your steak...More

1  Thank TDDye
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Just had a steak here, a 14 oz New York strip. It was flavorful and a perfect medium rare, but definitely not grilled over an open flame which I prefer. It's no frills for the menu, just entrees and salads. Not sure I'd travel to...More

Thank osanida
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you want a great steak and overall great meal you have to try this place. Be prepared to wait in line or have a late reservation, they are always busy! Besides a cozy and intimate atmosphere, they also have a simple menu that also...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Northwestern Steakhouse serves the Best steak in Mason city Iowa. It's not high end dining, but the Filet Mignon are so tender you will be able to cut it with your fork. The steaks are pan cooked in butter and seasoned with Gus's Greek spices....More

1  Thank monsoons2013
Reviewed 2 May 2017

So I've given this place 2 chances in my short time living in Mason City. The first experience we both got the Rib-eye, one rare one medium. Both were overcooked and somewhat hard, especially the medium. Spaghetti side we were recommended was so dripping with...More

1  Thank Allison L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Forget that this iconic restaurant is in my home town, I am lucky. Bit if you like melt I'm your mouth steak covered with garlic oil and butter, then this is it. The spagwtti noodles come with the same sauce. Small place old decor but...More

Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Are you kidding me? This is best steak in iowa or anywhere you can find. Sure you may have to wait but​ it is worth it.. The fresh bread the greek salad is the best authentic salad . Try the side of spaghetti too

Thank jojools2
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Nicki P
21 September 2016|
Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
From the menu, looks like these are the choices for seafood. Broiled Shrimp.............................$19.95 Canadian Walleye........................$21.95
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-5075
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