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Appanoose Rapids

££ - £££American, ,
332 E Main St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-3041
+1 641-954-9818
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
332 E Main St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-3041
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Met a relative there for a long lunch. Service was friendly and efficient. We both had a salad and the special, which was hot roast beef. Both the salad and the entree were quite good, and brought out to us in a very timely fashion....More

Thank bigred6933
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were passing through and decided to stop here as it was in our brewery guide. However, they do not brew beer anymore and just serve mostly Iowa beers on tap. So that was a bummer as we thought we would be getting to try...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 1 September 2017

From the exceptional food to the excellent service to the great atmosphere, this is by far the best place in town! Coming from the Dallas/Fort Worth food scene (which is competitive and outstanding in variations of food options and quality), this place made us feel...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were passing through the area and looking for a restaurant that was open in the middle of the afternoon. We weren't expecting much but we checked TripAdvisor and found good reviews for this restaurant. We were blown away with the food. First of all,...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have noticed a number of negative reviews that go back 5 years and since then, Appanoose Rapids has changed ownership so I highly recommend giving them another chance. We deliberately stopped here for a beer and a quick lunch and were very impressed. Lucky...More

Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Road trip stop and a great surprise! Late lunch after a rainy drive. We orderd salads,mine a tuna nicoise but with a twist grilled tuna, fresh peaches, candied nuts, feta and a lime dressing all on a superb bed of fresh greens, very tasty and...More

Thank Lance S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch in this historical building with super friendly people and great food. We visited with the manager and also with the owner and found out about the building. It was very interesting with a lot of history. My husband tried the...More

Thank neilmA1785EE
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Highly recommend it. Locally owned. Owners are very invested in making it a great place for a great meal.

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in town overnight and went here for dinner. It was a Thursday evening and wasn't too busy. Service was outstanding. The food was excellent. We shared the catfish dinner with mashed potatoes and ordered an additional side salad. Portion size...More

Thank Jolsongoude
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I enjoyed lunch here one day this past week as I hadn't been here for months. The service, atmosphere, and the people are always inviting. On this Tuesday, I had the soup, ham and potato. It was very delicious and filling. My Cosmopolitan was just...More

Thank WhatCheerStephanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 E Main St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ottumwa
  • Phone Number: +1 641-954-9818
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