Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of American fare and drinks at Okoboji Grill’s locations in Johnston, Ames, Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, and South Des Moines.
Okoboji Grill's chefs cultivate a menu of juicy burgers, sandwiches, and casual American fare. For starters, diners can dunk crispy, beer-battered wisconsin cheddar-cheese curds ($7.99) in pools of ranch or marinara before slurping them down their esophageal water slides. Melted cheese and pico de gallo dance a flavorful cha-cha with fajita-grilled chicken inside the flour-tortilla wrapper of the stuffed-burrito entree ($9.99), and 7 ounces of grilled-to-order ground beef nestle inside the all-American burger's toasted bun ($7.99). As adults slurp up Okoboji's extensive selection of wine, beer, and other drinks, the kids' menu fills young hands with graspable foods such as dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets ($4.29 meals) or chicken-shaped dinosaur nuggets.
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.