An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940 - Ox Yoke Inn, Amana Colonies Best Restaurant

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An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940

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The famous Ox Yoke Inn® is a full service restaurant, founded in 1940 by William and Lina Leichsenring. The restaurant is located in the Amana Colonies in the village of Amana.  The Amana Colonies, located in eastern Iowa, are one of the State of Iowa's leading visitor attractions.  The Ox Yoke Inn is located just 20 miles south of Cedar Rapids and 20 miles west of Iowa City.  The Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport is 10 miles north.  Des Moines, the state capital, is 110 miles west on Interstate 80. The Ox Yoke Inn®'s nationally recognized reputation of fresh, quality cooking and “Family Style” service is based upon our unique menu offerings of old world signature entrees, and recipes featuring traditional German and American favorites.  You can eat hearty or light the choice is yours. 

The dining experience is targeted to exceed the expectations of our guest.  This is the commanding reason why guests have perpetuated our reputation.  They confidently recommend the Ox Yoke Inn® to their friends.  Each guest is treated as an invited friend to a home away from home.  The service, attitudes and standards of hospitality, make each visit more than a meal…it becomes a total commitment of sharing a family tradition.  Five generations of the Leichsenring family have worked at the Ox Yoke Inn®. Our 70 staff members invite you to come and visit the Ox Yoke Inn® - "An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940."

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