Farmers Market

Starting June 2, Saturday Farmers Market at the marina begins.  Louie's Sunset Deck Bar will open at 9 am for breakfast tacos, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches and Bloody Marys.

Special Events

Marian and I have always been active in the organization of special events in the restaurant and at the marina.  With support from the Marina, we will continue to lead this effort including enlisting of support from the RYC and other lake area businesses.  Expect an active event calendar both at the marina and around the lake area.   Please check the marina event calendar page often for updated schedules.  

July4th Holiday Hours

Tuesday July 3rd: 5 - 9 pm

Wednesday July 4th: 11 am - 3 pm

                                               Closed 3 - 5 pm

                                             Open 5 - 8 pm 

(Closing at 8 pm so staff can enjoy some family  time)

​Thursday July 5th:  11 am - 3 pm

                                         Closed 3 - 5 pm
                                             Open 5 - 9 pm 
                  Friday July 6th: 11 am - 9 pm              Saturday July 7th: 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday July 8th: 11 am - 2 pm 

"Louie's  LAKESIDE BISTRO where food family and fun are a tradition"

About Louie's

Ahoy from Chef Tim on the deck of Louie's.  I have enjoyed a long tenure of restaurant ownership having operated multiple restaurants in the Des Moines metro area for 30 years.  However, Marian and I truly enjoy boating and the lake life style, and we recently moved to the lake area to call the marina home.  Louie's offers casual lakeside dining with waterside and marina views.  The menus change with the season, offer a variety of tastes that border on eclectic, but we are anchored with a southern bar-b-que flavor.  Lake casual attire prevails.  Our marina courtesy docks will always welcome your arrival by boat, and our new outside deck offers a southern latitude environment to the marina.

Contact Us:

Chef Tim Holmes  515-371-5599


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(641) 724-3212

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Louie's proudly offers catering services to the area and I will be happy to design menus to suit your individual event needs.  Call me for assistance in creating your own custom menu for your event.  


​Our menus are being finalized in the next few days and will posted here for your convenience.  As always, your favorites make the cut and many items will be offered for your further review and approval.