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Northwestern Steakhouse

304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
+1 641-423-5075
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (79 reviews)
“steak” (141 reviews)
“greek salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
304 16th St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-1017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

only one night in Mason City this trip and wanted something I couldn't get elsewhere. Someone mentioned Northwestern Steakhouse and said we needed to be there early or a table would be hard to come by. Even though it was a Wednesday in late winter...More

Thank dixonconsultinginc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to start? This unassuming little spot packs quite a punch. The steaks are exceptional. The sides delicious. But it's all about that amazing oil, butter and seasoning sauce they put on the steaks. Take an extra side of that sauce and pour it all...More

Thank MarthaV211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from Wisconsin my wife and me are admittedly supper club snobs. The drinks, a gin martini and a Riesling, were very good. My medium-rare prime rib was excellent the seasoning was very good and definitely enhanced the flavor. My wife's Ladie's Filet was prepared...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We've been eating here for years for a reason. Even now, we live 90 miles away and make the trip when we can. The tenderness and flavor of the steak is outstanding. The family-owned restaurant is from a Greek background and has been open since...More

1  Thank Pam H
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A popular place for greasy food. The steaks taste boiled and cooked on a griddle NOT charbroiled. Didn’t enjoy it at all. Very dry salty. Time to do something new and change the menu.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Very good as usual. Staff was attentive. food and drinks were great. will definitely be back. Kudos!

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Best steak house ever! Never had such a delicious, flavorful steak. Cooked to perfection! Spaghetti was also delicious. Service was great. Very attentive to our groups needs. Broiled walleye was also very good. The salad was more than just lettuce and we all loved the...More

1  Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 7 February 2018

All the locals recommended this little steakhouse to come early. Boy, were they right! The line was forming before 5 p.m. when they opened, and it was busy all night. I was so glad we made a reservation, which is more like a window of...More

1  Thank KansasExplorer5115
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Well, I drive that far to visit my best friend but we ALWAYS come here when I’m in town. This is hands down the best steak I have ever had. It literally melts in your mouth. The Greek spaghetti is also phenomenal -something so simple,...More

1  Thank Megan F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

How in the world can you give a one rating for this excellent restaurant when the only thing you complain about is the first come first serve policy ?? WE LOVE THIS PLACE!! Our only regret is that we have to travel 100 miles round...More

1  Thank royalkiesters
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Kathleen P
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Response from Fred L | Reviewed this property |
Nicki P
22 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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