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Oakdale Dam Inn

11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960-8041
+1 574-965-9104
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (24 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960-8041
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Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice salad, but our broiled bluegill and broiled catfish were disgusting. They did make some adjustments to the bill. But we are used to having very good meals here! We have loved and enjoyed the Indiana Lobster , mmmmmm, I have raved...More

Thank shineon6
Reviewed 30 April 2015

As they say, it's the "Best Place By A Dam Site!" Well know for their deep-fried catfish and onion rings. Reasonably diverse menu. Often crowded on weekends, but worth the trip!

Thank Joy P
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is a pub bar atmosphere and family friendly restaurant section too. The catfish here is wonderful if that's what your looking for , lightly breaded and always good . Filets are served in a great proportion , I always take some home. It has...More

Thank sewing3
Reviewed 3 December 2014

One of our regular eateries for the past 7 years. By far the best catfish I have ever had. But not the only thing on the menu! We have tried just about everything on the menu over the years and have several favorites besides the...More

Thank Crasian2017
Reviewed 21 October 2014

That is their moto...advertising jingle...slogan, whatever you want to call it. We must admit we agree with it. It sits high above the Oakdale dam. You can peer out to look at the water gushing out of the dam and the swirling Tippecanoe River raging...More

1  Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This is a fun little restaurant. We are always looking for a good fish place. This restaurant sits right next to the Oakdale Dam, which makes Lake Freeman, just outside Monticello. They have a very impressive selection of draft beers, especially for a small mom...More

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We were staying at the Indiana Beach Resort and were looking for a nice restaurant in the area and that is when we found the Oakdale Dam Inn. On our way to the inn I was getting worried that it might not exist but all...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The restaurant is tricky to find but the walleye dinner is worth the trip. The atmosphere is what you would expect for a little place by the dam. The service was good and we did not have to wait long for a table. If you...More

Thank Krissy765
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My meal was really good, food was fresh. Service was prompt and efficient, but not the least bit friendly. Our server seemed to have a chip on her shoulder, but took care of our needs nonetheless. The bartender was excellent.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Food is standard bar food. Definitely delicious, but not gourmet. Their beer selection is GREAT for a hole-in-the-wall joint in the middle of Indiana. I especially love their house infused vodkas. Definitely worth the drive!

1  Thank JDW16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11899 W Oakdale Dr, Monticello, IN 47960-8041
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 574-965-9104
Oakdale Dam Inn is a casual dining family restaurant. We are located on the beautiful Tippecanoe River adjacent to Oakdale Dam which forms Lake Freeman. We serve only USDA Choice hand cut steaks, Fresh USA Farm Raised Catfish, Center Cut Pork Loins, a large variety of appetizers, and have over 20 Draft Beers on Tap and 60 bottled beers in stock. Open for Lunch and Dinner Tuesday - Sunday.
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