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

We are open for dine-in, banquets and carry-out.  Masks are recommended if you are not fully vaccinated, except when seated and actively eating or drinking. Due to staffing shortages, Iowa Football weekends will be first come first serve seating only.

We will close at 2:00 p.m. on Halloween, Sunday, October 31st.

Reserve now for Thanksgiving!

Brunch and breakfast are suspended indefinitely due to a staffing shortage.

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