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Courtside Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
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Ottumwa, IA
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Lunch specials were pork tenderloin sandwiches which were very good as the noon special. Service was excellent and many locals seemed to be here for lunch. This is a bar but it is a better than average sports bar as the food was quite tasty. My guests enjoyed their meal and were well pleased with the pork.

Thank jksKansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Our first time here-we really liked the Asian boneless wings! I think they are better than Buffalo Wild Wings. Our waitress was friendly and helpful! We will be back again!

Thank Karen S
Ottumwa, Iowa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Sports bars are a great place to gather friends or family for a meal, drink and to watch your favorite sporting team. Courtside is a great place to do this. The food is great, drinks are cold and the atmosphere is always inviting.

Thank Dougliving
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I went with my family to watch my grandson play ball hockey at 11:00 am Sunday, April 3, 2016. I was looking forward to dining in the lounge while watching the game. The time given that this restaurant was to open was 11:00 am. The restaurant did not open until 12:00 pm. although the open sign was on from 11:00... More 

Thank Merle O
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you're looking for healthy dining choices, you'll want to skip Courtside, but if you're craving deep fried, delicious bar food, Courtside is your place! We make special trips to Ottumwa to gorge ourselves on their Santa Fe Eggrolls! The outside is thin, golden brown and crispy, and the filling is a blended mix of cheeses, shredded chicken, black beans,... More 

1 Thank Stanbro81
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I like a sports bar but get a bit tired of the big chains. Courtside was recommended by a local. Nice clean place with a good atmosphere. Not sure what late night was like but saw a couple of families having supper.

1 Thank Ben H
Ottumwa, Iowa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

We enjoy the food and staff at Courtside. The food is always prepared the way we ask. The wait-staff is always prompt and attentive.

1 Thank James J
Green Valley, Arizona
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429 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Joan W
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Stanbro81
Overland Park, Kansas
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Lou R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ottumwa, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ottumwa

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