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O'Farrell Sisters

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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1108 Lakeshore Drive, Okoboji, IA
+1 712-332-7901
08:00 - 14:00
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Thu - Mon 08:00 - 14:00
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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family was in Okoboji for an extended weekend in August this year. Based on the reviews this was a must stop for us. It was a good breakfast and with good variety and large portions. The service was great. I will definitely go there again next summer.

Thank cjr367
Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Overall this place is very good. It seems a little sketchy when you first walk up, but don't let the looks deter you. The food and service is very good.

Thank cdeems
Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy. This place is off the beaten path but well worth finding this place. All the staff was on point and the food was awesome.

Thank mrsferret7
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This has been a family favorite for decades and it hasn't changed much in all those years. They serve good old home style cooking. Our favorites are the pancakes, giant cinnamon rolls, benes, and pies They are only open for breakfast & lunch in the spring and summer and are often extremely busy. Prepare to wait for your food --... More 

Thank RLaker
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308 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I love going back in time when I come to this diner! The music takes you back to the "good ol' days" along with the decor. The breakfast here is phenomenal! Whether you want a classic meal of eggs, bacon and toast or a HUGE omelet, you won't go wrong. Our son loves the Mickey Pancakes. And for big appetites,... More 

Thank cdog612
Bennington, Nebraska
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Picture a small cottage nestled in mature oak trees just yards from the lake. You could not ask for a better breakfast setting in the Boji area. They serve breakfast til 2pm.

Thank mexicoplumber
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Before the marina bought it this place was really great, but there are very few places left like the old place anywhere. don't go to Okoboji if you are looking for great restaurants. I don't know of a place that serves decent food, so I guess my standards are a bit high for Iowa. I do love Okoboji though. their... More 

Thank ivyc
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure. Staff is friendly and food is good. Expected long lines at 7 am opening on Monday. We were the only customers in there for about an hour! What happened to all of the tourists?! Had a wonderful omelette. All at the table were pleased and full upon completion. Great job, folks. We'll see y'all next year.

Thank Engigeek
Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Okay if you come here be prepared to wait, the food is worth it. If you need fast sit at the bar! The Bloody Mary's and mimosas are very yummy! Now owned by Butch he has kept the restaurant and menu charming! Our waitress Tiffany was fabulous anticipating our every need. I had a made to order breakfast and it... More 

Thank Cidhorn
Plano, Texas
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465 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My best breakfast of the week was right here at O'Farrell Sisters. It's not an easy place to find. You have to take Lake Shore Dr around to find it. When you do see the building it is a generic white and green brick place that is kind of boring. Parking is limited, but once you walk around the backside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 Lakeshore Drive, Okoboji, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-7901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?