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“Family dinner out. ”
Review of Oakdale Dam Inn

Oakdale Dam Inn
Ranked #3 of 48 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 18 June 2017 via mobile

Has an amazing view of the water underneath the dam. Our waitress was extremely busy yet provided wonderful service. I would recommend the seafood such as the catfish and bluegill over the steaks. Nice laid back place.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We were driving around looking for something to do and we stumbled upon this little marvel, I immediately felt like this was a great place to go, and my instincts were correct, the people were friendly, the beer was cold (they have a great selection), and the food was excellent, I suggest that you go there and relax.

Thank Bambathegreat
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leslie164, Owner at Oakdale Dam Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank You !!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Always a relaxed fun atmosphere. The outside patio is great when the weather permits. We always go for pre or post river boating appetizers and drinks. Great little spot off the beat and track. They never disappoint.

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leslie164, Owner at Oakdale Dam Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank You !!

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

On the jukebox, "Sweet Home Alabama" bumped out a friendly vibe. The noon crowd was about average, and outside the restaurant, the roar of the dam kept up a soothing background note.

The dog was the problem. If it wasn't for the blasted dog, it'd be a walk in the park, but he refused to hurt a dog. The two-legged shmucks were on their own, but dogs were blameless and probably wouldn't be ordering a Prime Rib sandwich anyway.

Even though he thought only blind folks and kids should have service dogs, and the bearded Una-Bomber-looking guy looked otherwise healthy, it wasn't the dog's fault that somebody wanted to take his pet everywhere.

That's it. The dog lives.

The Prime Rib sandwich was incredible, as always. Wednesday lunch at Oakdale Dam Inn was simply not to be missed. Four years and he hadn't missed more than a few Wednesdays. He took it with regular fries instead of "Texas fries" ("we never ate those in Texas", he thought), and preferred a little au jus on the side.

The only problem with the Prime Rib sandwich was that one never seemed to be enough.

He looked furtively around the room and decided today was the day. Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock would be so impressed. Today he'd get ALL the Prime Rib sandwiches, and they'd live happily ever after.

Surreptitiously he reached for his weapon, and slid his chair back.

"Princess Consuela, would you bring me another iced-tea?" he asked.

"I keep telling you to call me Heather, you dork."

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leslie164, Owner at Oakdale Dam Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank You So Much for the kind words and the chuckle..... Heather enjoyed it too !
See You Wednesday. Leslie.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This place is on our internal GPS. The atmosphere is great - first off, outside, the view of the dam is very cool. There is outdoor seating. There is a bar area, separate from the dining room. The whole inside is clean, well kept, eclectic, a little dark, a river vacation-esqe beauty. The help is wonderful, and goes the extra mile. We're not talking china and crystal glah-sses here folks. It's a down-home, I'm on vacation and welcome to it kind of place. It's also the kind of place you take a bunch of friends with, and have a great time. It's also a nice couples place - it's a little dark (wink wink). You could also bring the family - there are nice, large tables. The food, like the atmosphere, is eclectic. Fresh fish, steaks, juicy burgers, cool appetizers, great drinks. Try their root beer, it's on tap!! YUM. Unfortunately, we have never made it to dessert - too full. But it promises to be just as great as everything else.

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Thank Laura P
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leslie164, Owner at Oakdale Dam Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank You So Much ! Leslie

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