We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Comet Bowl

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1100 South Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
+1 641-228-2115
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 9: English reviews
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Comet Bowl may not seem lie the place to get a good meal but they offer a good variety of food, that is cooked very well. if you are in Charles City and need a place to eat try them.

Helpful?
Thank thillson
Oregon, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

Not a bowler, but come here for an occasional dinner. Good burgers and an always good tenderloin sandwich.

Helpful?
Thank Bob M
Charles City, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

This little dive set in a bowling alley has the best onion rings in the area. It has the best service too. The other food is pretty typical pub fare and they have a nice selection of beer for a small place.

Helpful?
Thank jgray1962
Charles City, Iowa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Good fried foods at a cheap price. I recommend a stop here if your in the area. Try the pizza burger. Bowl a game or two when you're finished eating.

Helpful?
2 Thank Amber B
Charles City, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

If you're looking for great food, you won't find it here. But, you will find sustenance to keep you alive. As the last poster mentioned, this is bar food. Nothing more, nothing less. We received prompt, personable service. I attempted to order a Reuben sandwich without sauce, and was advised that this isn't possible, since the sandwiches are all made... More 

Helpful?
Thank CarolArie
Ionia, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's fine if your looking for the same kind of bar food as every other bar serves. Because that's what it is a bar in a bowling alley.

Helpful?
Thank Vionne E
Charles City, Iowa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stop in to the Comet Bowl every so often and are never disappointed with the food, from time to time the service is a little slow but typically its only when they are really busy. They make the best Pork Tenderloin sandwich around and the appetizers are awesome. If your gonna be in town i would recommend stopping in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jamie A
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

If not for pricing being a bit over the top, I would give them a 5. They offer a generous menu and have the best appetizers in town. The portions are impressive and promise a full stomach when you leave. Service is usually excellent, but I have had visits that left me somewhat disappointed. They also have a bar that... More 

Helpful?
Thank redbolt950
Waterloo, Iowa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

The staff put tables together for about 20 people and served us well. 1$ root beer floats-awesome.

Helpful?
1 Thank To-cold-at-Home

Travelers who viewed Comet Bowl also viewed

Charles City, IA
 
Charles City, IA
Charles City, IA
 

Been to Comet Bowl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 South Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Charles City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-228-2115
Description
Family owned and operated, our menu boasts something for everyone; sandwiches to steaks, seafood to soup & salad, broasted chicken to pizza, you'll leave satisfied! We offer noon specials by day, delivery by night. Our bar provides just the place to unwind during happy hour! Bring the clan bowling in our 18 lane center featuring automatic scoring, video games, and billiards. Sand volleyball outback provides summer-time fun for both players and spectators. Visit Comet Bowl!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Comet Bowl staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?