"The Best of Boji" Okoboji by bojibabe

Okoboji Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 5 photos

One of the often talked about places in Okoboji is "The Ritz." Please come with a scrub brush for the toilet, your own silverware, and perhaps deodorant to freshen after you leave. In years past this was an excellent place to be seen; second floor dancing to great local music, great food and the infamous "fish bowl." Now however the second floor is a clothier, the food is being cooked by high school kids who are working there only to get laid, and served alcohol. On the slim chance the owner is cooking it will be of better quality.
I find that the most upsetting change at the Ritz is the lack of money put into the building. When it was first built it was beautiful. I use to work there 9 years ago and Ican tell you NOTHING has changed. It would be a great investment for someone to put money back into the ritz making it once again the place to be at Okoboji.
If I had time to go to one bar for food, drinks and dancing without a doubt it would be "Captains." WOW did we have fun. Clean friendly service and a live bad, "The Fishheads," that had us dancing all night.
Do not miss this wonderful family getaway.....you will not be disappointed.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The people watching, nightlife, beautiful water
  • Cons:Some run down buildings, traffic, shortage of reorts on the Fourth of July
  • In a nutshell:GOTTA GO!!!! Closest thing to Spring Break in the mid-west
  • Last visit to Okoboji: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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