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“Don't drink the beer!!!”
Review of Appanoose Rapids

Appanoose Rapids
Ranked #2 of 80 Restaurants in Ottumwa
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking forward to trying this place out, as it was closed the day we got on to town. Just ordered the IPA and sampled the wheat for her. I noticed the barmaid having to fight with filling the glass for having so much foam. As I try a sip, it's cidery/ bitter kind of sour tasting as others have said. IPA should be malty and hoppy. Having brewed many batches myself I know what causes this. It probably won't hurt you but yuck.
Wait staff was nice and the building is also.

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This restaurant seemed to spark a renewal in downtown Ottumwa that was much needed and has been well received. The food is unique and excellent, presented well (especially the flaming Bananas Foster prepared tableside) by pleasant staff and a charming chef. The atmosphere is lovely, and even though casual attire is always allowed, it feels like a "dress up" place on those special occasions. The breakfast buffet on Sunday morning is incredible - quite spendy, but one of the only ones we've felt is worth it.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Located in a historic and unique building. Delicious steaks and great service. Sits on the Des Moines river.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great food, Great enviroment, and Great Beer. The food was excelent and so was the service. I . had a Filet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly (MW). I was with a group of 8. We couldnt complain about a thing. If you go to this restaurant you must try the buffalo blue cheese fries. They are amazing. It's a good way to cut out the meat for your veggie friends. The location of the restaurant is a little odd. Ottumwa is not a booming area however they are taking the time to restore certain areas and aspects in order to boost the community.

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Thank Lindsey A
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Fettuccine with shrimp and the fettuccine with balsamic were outstanding and the side salad was nice and fresh. Highly recommended.

Thank Hippler1
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