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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
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lula burger was great. Service was slow but place was packed inside and on the deck. Appeared to only be one server in both areas. Deck is right on the lake. I would make another visit for burgers.

Thank Cassie D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The home of the Lue Burger also offers pizza, quesadillas, sandwiches, wraps and lunch specials on Thursday & Friday. Weekends they offer breakfast complete with a Bloody Mary Bar, breakfast pizza, burritos, Eggs Benedict & more. Casual dining where the entire family can enjoy something.

Thank Jen J
Newport, New Hampshire
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237 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bloody mary bar available on Sundays. For $7.50 you get a good sized cup with vodka and ice - (remove some of the ice). You then choose from their own mix, clamato juice, skewers of meat, cheese, olives and/or shrimp, pickled asparagus and more olives can be added. Many sauces also available. We had a couple of appetizers that were... More 

Thank Sunapee17
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This place is an iconic bar and restaurant on the water of lake Okoboji. The pizza is the best and have award winning burgers. The staff is friendly and the views are awesome. If you're looking for a nice relaxing afternoon or a festive evening, this is the place to go. They also give back to the the community. Last... More 

Thank Jim H
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nothing Ritzy about this place. Nice Staff, Cheap Drinks, Okay Food, Ugly Décor! It has a very dive bar feel to it so if you like that sort of thing than this is the place for you. Personally, I prefer a more upscale establishment, the old dirty bar scene is really tired but it seems that is the only theme... More 

Thank Amanda504
Omaha, Nebraska
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 RoadJewel
Johnston, Iowa
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 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
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


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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, 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?