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Review of Oakdale Dam Inn

Oakdale Dam Inn
Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Monticello
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We’d heard a lot about the Oakdale Dam Inn but never visited before. So my wife & I visited Saturday (6/8) around 6 p.m. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but very easy to find—nestled up against the Oakdale Dam (what a great view from their lot & building; plus you can hear the ROAR of the water!).

It was nicely busy, but not packed to the gills. The rustic exterior was cool looking. We sat in the sunny, enclosed side dining room (lots of wood accents), overlooking the dam’s spillway. The rushing waters, boats down river, along with a pleasant evening sun made for a great atmosphere.

We started our meal with onion rings; good, but not great. My wife had the 12 oz. ribeye. It was cooked perfectly with good flavor. She chose the seasoned criss-cross fries; & they were very good (think Arby’s curly fry flavor). I had the boneless catfish nuggets. Excellent taste, texture & portion. I chose regular fries, & they were, well, regular fries.

The service was excellent from start to finish. Our server was knowledgeable & very helpful. The cost of our meal was reasonable as was the quality we received. Good value.

If you bring smaller kids, make sure to bring your camera/phone so you can go outside & get their pictures in the enclosed play area/dam overlook. A vintage car with a ship’s steering wheel & some small boats will give them something to sit in & play.

We’ll be returning to the Oakdale Dam again for sure.

Date of visit: June 2013
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Live 1 mile from oakdale-good food-good service-unusale decor from old boat motors, boats, fishing tackle,

Date of visit: November 2012
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

the food was excellent-high quality steaks and fresh seafood-had fresh scallops that were cooked to perfection-fresh scallops in monticello indiana-who woulda guessed!!!-will definitely go back on a regular basis just to see what their specials are-several hard to find beers on tab plus a great root beer-amazing!-the kids loved the place and so did we adults-will be a regular stop for us!

Date of visit: October 2012
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