The Ritz rocks on top

394 Okoboji Grove Road

Arnolds Park, IA

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Ritz in Arnolds Park


There is a large outdoor patio on the lake, and indoor seating also with a good view of the lake. The Ritz is one of the larger bars in the area and tends to be very busy during the summer months.
starstarhalf starno starno star 2.9/5 with 94 votes
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Outdoor seating on the lake
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46 User Reviews & Comments
July 18, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
Got seated on July 17 2013 in the afternoon. No one smiling, or acting like they wanted to be there. No one came to wait on us. They were all bitching about their table assignments. Other patrons got waited on. Left and went to Barracos. Go to Barracos, superb service and food.
May 28, 2013 starstarstarno starno star
Go with low expectations and you‘ll have a blast. It‘s a road house....to call it a bar or restaurant might be generous. So go knowing that service and food may not be top notch and management provides little oversight and pays little attention to detail.

That said, the bands are usually awesome, the drinks OK, the prices right and there‘s no better place to hang inside or on the lake.

Regarding the staff, most work very hard, care about the customer and are often challenged with large crowds and hectic times. Again, this could be helped with proper coaching and oversight from management.

I‘ll be back simply because I like this low-key, grunge atmosphere.
September 4, 2012 starno starno starno starno star
I just called to order a pizza and the person who answered the phone stated that it was too loud in the bar and he could not hear me. So he hung up on me. This is not the first time that I get attitude and very very poor costumer service. These people are unprofessional and lack personality. I will never order anything from this place again.
August 30, 2012 starstarstarstarno star
Great burgers, service is slow at times. Good view...This is a BAR‘s bar - not a restaurant
August 23, 2012 starstarno starno starno star
Good pizza, but not worth $20 for a 13". Total rip-off.
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