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Roe's Restaurant & Bar

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221 N Wapello St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2341
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We went to Roe's with another couple for supper on a Friday night. My husband his usual fettuccine with crispy chicken and I ordered the grilled chicken breast with asparagus and a baked potato. The waitress was friendly, but kept coming back to the table repeatedly. I am all about having a waitress who makes sure your needs are met,... More 

Thank Stanbro81
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My husband and I were in Ottumwa to buy some home repair supplies and we stopped to eat supper on our way home. The restaurant we not busy at all. Most people there were seated at the bar watching soccer and drinking. My husband ordered the crispy chicken fettuccine (which he loves), and I ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer. Both... More 

Thank Stanbro81
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Service is good! The staff offer a tablet to my 3 year old grumpy son that just woke up from nap. It really help a lot that enable us to enjoy the meal. The servings for the Roast Beef wasway better than expected except the mashed potatoes nothing really special about it. Me and hubby enjoyed the inferno boneless wings!... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Bar tender was quick, friendly, and had a great knowledge base on craft beers. Nice surprise for Podunk, IA

Thank Kylie702
Beaumont, Texas
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Roe's has had a facelift over the last couple of years. I was there in 2013. The food was good and the Restraunt was adequate. They have adde a new bar and tons of tv's. Increased their beer offerings. The food was very good and the wait staff was excellent especially the bartenders. An awesome thumbs up.

Thank Mitch J
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Roe's is newly remodeled with TV's in all directions playing your favorite sport. The food is tasty and filling. They have the usual burgers and such with some steaks and other entrees. The food is very good. This is not a great quick lunch place unless you are the boss and it doesn't matter when you get back. They are... More 

Thank D J
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband, daughter and I met up with my son and his wife for supper. We like going to Roe's because my husband and daughter are very picky eaters, and they LOVE the Alfredo with crispy chicken. I try to get something different every time and haven't been disappointed. This time they ordered their usual, and I ordered the sampler... More 

Thank Stanbro81
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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379 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was on a MC trip with friends and we stopped here for dinner. It is a Sports Bar/Restaurant with outside seating on the Northside of town and it was recommended to us. I ate Italian which was quite good and the others ate a variety of dishes. It has outside seating on both the North and East(road) side, plenty... More 

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Moravia, Iowa
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My bf and I just ate at Roe's today... turnoff number 1 the dead beetle in the window next to me. Turn off 2 the food bit near the s&p shakers. Okay I flicked the bug away. Waitress brought beer menu and said they had wine too. Thought things would look up. I got a chicken sandwich- big piece looked... More 

Thank grimmh101
Pinckney, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The 4 of us came in for a late dinner. We were initially seated inside, but the music was incredibly loud so we went outside. The service was slow. It should be automatic when someone orders a burger, that you put condiments on the table. I had to go and find someone to get that done. I ordered the chicken... More 

Thank Tom D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 N Wapello St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2341
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ottumwa
  • Phone Number: 641-684-4178
Roe's Sports Bar & Restaurant is a family friendly locally owned business where the owners believe in supporting their community. Located just behind the main Ottumwa Fire Station on Highway 63, Roe's offers a comfortable neighborhood atmosphere with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Roe's classic American menu is complimented with tasty daily specials and our 36 taps feature a strong assortment of local and craft breweries.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?