1. Bracco World Cafe & Island Bar, Arnolds Park
The view at Bracco is simply unbeatable. Grab a table outside, order yourself a bite to eat, and have a drink from the beach bar while you relax and escape for a little while.
2. Maxwell's Beach Cafe, Arnolds Park
Located across from the State Pier on Lake Okoboji,
Maxwell's offers fine dining in either a covered, heated patio, an open patio, or a dining room. No matter where you sit, the beautiful beach is always in sight.
3. Go Fish Bar & Grill, Princeton
Go Fish Bar & Grill
Go Fish offers an unforgettable view of the Mighty Mississippi. Sit back and relax on the patio as you watch the tugboats and riverboat cruises go by.
4. The View Bar and Grill, Dubuque
The View, true to its name, offers a sweeping panorama of the Mississippi River from the outdoor deck. Grab some friends, grab a couple drinks, and enjoy a sunny afternoon here.
5. Off Shore Bar and Grill, Bellevue
Off Shore offers a prime view of the Mississippi, and you're so close, you actually feel like you're on the river.
6. The Gardens, Arnolds Park
Located right on Lake Okoboji, The Gardens offers a beautiful view of the clear, blue lake, and dockside access.
7. Iowa River Power Restaurant, Coralville
Nestled in a turn of the century power plant is the Iowa River Power Restaurant, which offers a fantastic view of the Iowa River. This is a unique place to grab dinner, and you can dine indoors, or outdoors - with a great view either way.
8. Bev's On The River, Sioux City
For many years, Bev's has been a favorite spot for those in Sioux City, and it offers a stunning view of the Missouri River.
9. Catfish Charlies, Dubuque
Catfish Charlies offers not only an unbeatable view of the Mississippi, but also some of the best seafood around. Be sure to grab a seat outside and try one of their Bloody Marys.
10. The Barefoot Bar, Okoboji
You don't need to go on a tropical island vacation to enjoy a tiki bar when we have The Barefoot Bar right here in northwest Iowa! Of course, Barefoot offers an unbeatable view of the lake, with palm trees and everything else to complete your tropical getaway.