Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare at Okoboji Grill. This Groupon is valid at the locations in Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, and Pleasant Hill.
The chefs at Okoboji Grill salute America’s culinary traditions with a cross-regional menu of USDA ground beef burgers, pastas, and sandwiches complemented by eight signature sauces. The Boji appetizer sampler ($10.99) dares diners to scale its edible mountain of onion rings and cheese curds; those who take up the challenge must also watch out for boulders of boneless chicken bites and streams of fiery sauces. Chefs toss penne noodles in creamy Alfredo before capping off bruschetta chicken and pasta entrees ($12.99) with sautéed chicken and tomatoes. The mushroom Swiss burger ($8.99) piles layers melted cheese on top of a 100% USDA ground beef patty, and forks dive prong-first into the eight ounces of steak that sit astride the open-face rib eye sandwich ($10.99).
Between bites, diners can sip on one of the frosty brews or wines available on the grill’s expansive drink menu. Each of the five locations makes guests feel at home with warm fireplaces, exposed brick walls, and HD TVs that beam sports and heartwarming home videos from the chefs’ childhoods.
Inspired by trips to the state's northwestern lakes, Okoboji Grill conjures the wayfaring spirit of summer vacation with hearty American comfort food. Chefs marinate chicken strips in beer before hand-breading them in a secret blend of spices, crown crispy onion strings with Iowa-raised pork chops, and stack thin-sliced meats into towering club sandwiches and edible replicas of the Chrysler Building. Okoboji Grill also culls recipes from international cuisines, adding an American take to greek gyros, housemade tzatziki sauce, and italian bruschetta and pastas.