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Roe's Sports Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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221 N Wapello St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2341
+1 641-684-4178
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is average but a little overpriced. They made my meal wrong but just took it in the back and scraped it off and reserved it. Havent gone back

Thank Courtney F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

5 stars for good well prepared food and served in time. Friendly service and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Would definitely go back again

Thank Shaun S
Ottumwa, Iowa
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

If you want a friendly atmosphere with a great choice of something to drink from non-alcoholic to alcoholic, this is the place to visit. New at offering pizza and it is the Best. Thank you April and Ken for opening back up and making it a good place to eat.

Thank pattyricia6963
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 641-684-4178
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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