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.

As our commitment to our valued guests, the Ox Yoke Inn® will be adhering to the Iowa Hospitality Promise.  We want to do everything possible to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.  Please do your part and stay home if you are unwell and maintain social distancing when dining with us.

Listen to a recent interview on WMT as owner, Bill Leichsenring, discusses our 80th Anniversary and the Dakota Parks Schorg Memorial Scholarship.

Bierstube Bar

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

Celebrating 80 years with an appearance of KFXA FOX 28.


Updates from the Ox

Brunch is back starting Sunday, November 8, 2020!

We ARE OPEN for dine-in service at 100% occupancy.  Reservations are highly recommended to aid in social distancing.  Please review our ALL NEW MENU  and CASH INCENTIVE policy in advance of your visit.  We are still welcoming Carry-Out orders and will continue to offer our popular Take & Bake Meals and specials (see event calendar for details).

We are open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  While reservations are highly encouraged, we will be able to accommodate some walk-ins. 

Our annual Gift Card Special starts Black Friday and runs through December 13th.

Call to reserve your space at our December Vintner's Dinner - a  four course meal with wine pairings featuring "The Classics".  Reservations required.

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