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Courtside Bar & Grill

American, Bar, Grill
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Ottumwa, IA
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good bar food!

This wasn't my first trip to Courtside, but they were having live entertainment this particular evening (my son), so we went. They have really good bar food (unfortunately, no healthy choices), but if you like fried starters, burgers, sandwiches, then you will love Courtside. This time, I tried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Stanbro81
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Green Valley, Arizona
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322 reviews 322 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was staying at the Quality Inn a short distance from the Courtside Bar and Grill and the young front desk employee recommended I eat here for a good meal late afternoon on a Saturday. When I arrived and saw the place I questioned his selection-i am female, traveling alone, don't care much for sports, don't play pool or darts,... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This wasn't my first trip to Courtside, but they were having live entertainment this particular evening (my son), so we went. They have really good bar food (unfortunately, no healthy choices), but if you like fried starters, burgers, sandwiches, then you will love Courtside. This time, I tried something other than the tenderloin. I had the Santa Fe Egg Rolls... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food was very good--especially liked the salads--they were huge. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Place was noisy--but it is a sports bar, after all. Appeared to be very popular with the locals--sign of a good place to eat.

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Wabash, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The service was outstanding, best in our week long road trip, the food was good value, recommend the hamburgers, and deep fried corn nuggets

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I'm originally from Ottumwa and always stop by on the weekend when I visit to see some familiar faces. Crappy pool table, shuffle board table, and some video games. The chicken bacon ranch sandwich is good and the waffle fries. I like that they offer cottage cheese as a side, you don't get that in the south.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They serve a mean Prime RIb sandwich on friday nights and all of their appetizers are good and plentiful. It's not unusual for a group to order several appetizers and share making a meal out of them. Service is sometimes slow, it is a bar too so depending on how busy they are, and happy hr is always fun with... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Great drink specials with ok food. Typical bar food, try the corn hush puppies!!! Typically head up for happy hour, a lot of locals eat there too. Nice place to hang out and watch a game as they have a ton of TVs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I love this place!! Always a great experience! Great good, great service, awesome atmosphere! I stop every time I'm in town!

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Beuamont, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Friendly service. Foods good, & if there is any problem with it they will fix it. It has a fun atmosphere. There are occasionally flies inside and that is not pleasant. But overall its a good place to go. We go there often.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

And I say that because we went there twice and never seen one person try to take our order. The second time was for over an hour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ottumwa, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ottumwa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?