Ox Yoke Inn, Amana Colonies Best Restaurant
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Fresh and Handmade

The Ox Yoke Inn® features traditional meals made from timeless Old World German and American recipes passed down from mother to daughter. Five generations of the Leichsenring family have worked at the Ox Yoke Inn serving hearty meals, freshly prepared with salads, vegetables, potatoes and breads. This is "Family Style."

We're Growing!  Now hiring servers, line cooks, bartenders, cashiers, salad prep and dishwashers.  Apply on-line.

Ox Yoke Inn

"An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940." The original location is world famous for serving "Family Style" in a home that was built in 1856. The Ox Yoke Inn® is a National Historic Landmark.

Breakfast Menu
Lunch, Dinner, and Banquet Menu
Sunday Brunch

Our Honey Apple Pork was featured on a 2013 episode of Pork Paradise on the Travel Channel. If you missed it you can still view the condensed video or check upcoming listings as it is re-aired. 

Bierstube Bar

Available in the Bierstube - Das Bier Boot in 2 liter or 1 liter sizes. Bring your friends and come thirsty.  

Join us every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a "Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar".  Just $6 each.


Celebrating 80 years with an appearance of KFXA FOX 28.


Events & Specials

We are OPEN for Carry-Out Orders ONLY.  As per State Proclamation due to COVID-19 we are closed for table service until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

To place a carry-out order come inside or call 319.622.3441.  Telephone orders placed with a credit card or gift card can be delivered to your car, or Monday & Wednesday evening delivered to Amanas, Fairfax and Walford.  Check our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Carry-out Hours:
 11 am - 6 pm

Gift Card Special now through March 31st, 2020.

Easter reservations fill up rapidly, especially for parties of 5 or more.  Call today!

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