The Gardens

Bar, Nightclub
$ $
414 Lake Shore drive
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 332-2990


  • Outdoor deck is GREAT! Great view and docks to pull up on. If you want breakfast, go EARLY! We were there at 10:35 (bfast stops at 11) and had to order lunch. Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza is good!
  • Avoid the ranch dressing. It's mayonnaise with ranch flavoring.
  • Food has been good this year, and service greatly improved. Bloody Mary now beats Dry Dock.
  • Don't trust me
  • The Liars Club of Okoboji
  • Smells like a fraternity house on Sunday morning, all week long.
  • Awesome live bands and dance floor.
  • A lot of fun! Great views and service. Get a kryptonite drink!
  • Best Bloody Mary's on the Lake
  • Average food... poor service... great views...
  • The bar itself is pretty dirty, but usually attracts a fun crowd. Often hosts live music and a patio deck on the lake.
  • Tip your bartender!! Especially Charlie and Andrea.
  • Don't eat here. Terrible food, especially for the long wait. Ten dollars for a flavorless, dry burger and two extra dollars for cold, tasteless, tiny fries. Drink here, don't eat here.
  • Charlie makes a mean bloody Mary!
  • Get the chicken Alfredo pizza!
  • Pong night baby! Watched Duey and Casey win it all!
  • Great night for a 40th birthday!
  • Bartender Michael is hot!!
  • If you're a dude and plan on taking a dump, don't do it here. No walls around the toilet.
  • Sit on Lake Okoboji and grab a Pepperoni and Green Olive Pizza.

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