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  • 4/5 Grant A. 11 months ago on Google
    Drinks were priced well. My wife enjoyed a vegetarian wrap. The breakfast the following morning was fabulous at this hotel. Cheese curds were well seasoned.
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  • 5/5 Brendan S. 1 year ago on Google
    Very interesting atmosphere in this downtown Ottumwa bar. Tom Tom is referencing its native theme, with replica artifacts on display. There is a large glowing art piece that has historical significance as a centerpiece. Ask the bartender for details. A fun place to have a drink!
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  • 5/5 Joan W. 2 years ago on Google
    Excellent food very friendly bartenders , I have been back several times and have enjoyed myself immensely..
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  • 3/5 Ron M. 1 year ago on Google
    Bartender and staff are very friendly. Food is mostly fried type stuff. I don't think they know how to make an Old fashioned. It's an okay place if you're just looking for a bar in a sandwich

  • 1/5 Kyle D. 9 months ago on Google
    Place is Garbage. Burnt steak the first time and raw the next. Then said I will take it off. Took $9 off and gave me a bill. $20 for a salad, baked potato, and pop.

  • 1/5 Matika W. 11 months ago on Google
    Very rough at night and management and/or servers do nothing about the drug scene going on. You can smell the pot from a mile away. Be careful, watch your receipt as prices seem to be higher then what is stated. Service is slow. Bartenders smoke outside while ignoring a full bar. Heard the rooms are rough. Discriminiation at its finest if you are a little "different."

  • 5/5 Mindy 1 year ago on Google
    Bartenders are great even when they are super busy, they make sure we get our drinks without too much of a wait.

  • 5/5 brian m. 1 year ago on Google
    Lots of ambiance. Food was tasty, beer was good. Emily is a gem

  • 5/5 Jessica N. 1 year ago on Google
    This place is so cozy, and the food is the Hotel Ottumwa menu, so you know it’s good!I love that they have breakfast all day! We came here one rainy, Sunday evening that no place else was open (except for fast food), and it did not disappoint! I always get the make-your-own omelet!

  • 4/5 Steve H. 1 year ago on Google
    Libby is great but beer prices are way too high. Go to Pallister and get better beer for 2/3 the price.

  • 5/5 Jeanne J. 1 year ago on Google
    1st time there....all employees were super....were there 2x during our visit.....Food was very yummy......picked up wine in hotel gift shop.....& a 6 Pk. Of. LITE.....wish we didn't live 45 miles west of Chicago Cuz we would dine there More OFTEN

  • 5/5 EMO g. 2 years ago on Google
    Happy hour on a Tuesday! Tenderloins and bloody marys!!!!! I brought my out of town guest here to experience the heart of downtown ottumwa. I love coming in cause I always find someone I know. The food is great, and when the ticket comes in, I'm always amazed at how inexpensive my evening was. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • 4/5 Nicole B. 2 years ago on Google
    Just wanted to try something new. Our waitress was *slammed* but still kept our wait times short. I don't remember what my date ordered, but we shared some onion rings and I got the hamburger pizza. Both were exactly what I expected. The bar tender also made us some sangria and i had another long island iced tea. Everything was very yummy, hot if meant to be hot or cold if meant to be cold. The pizza crust was better than expected - nice and crispy with just the right chew. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience.

  • 4/5 Matt R. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place to chill and have a few adult beverages. Some of the best long island iced teas I've ever had, and damn good pizzas after hours when the kitchen is closed.

  • 5/5 Donna C. 2 years ago on Google
    Nice place! Made to feel very comfortable by pur bartender Courtney. Great service by her all around!

  • 5/5 Lori L. 3 years ago on Google
    What this small vintage style bar lacks in updated style, it makes up for nicely in character. The bartender was spectacular. She made amazing drinks. She could make anything we requested, with a personable and relaxed attitude. A regular patron recommended her favorite drink, which we also tried and enjoyed. You could relax alone, with a group of friends or make some new ones. this place and people are full of character and is a must stop 🛑

  • 5/5 ditto k. 7 years ago on Google
    Really great and fun atmosphere. A nice place to relax. First time in the area and hotel guest; I came here for a drink after a long drive. Shelby behind the bar was very welcoming, professional, prompt, and friendly. She made me feel like I was at home. She gave me several locations of interest to see while I was in town and went above and beyond. The drinks are great! I recommend the Maker's Whisky Sour and the Bloody Mary. They have a wide selection on their menu. I had what I would call a roast beef Manhattan and it was very good although it's called something else on their menu. Really good beer selection as well. Also, every booth had USB charging stations and also all around the bar. First time I've seen this, but it's brilliant!

  • 4/5 Bruce W. 5 years ago on Google
    This is a great bar. The hotel looks pretty great as well. I wish I had stayed here instead of the generic motel down the street. Drinks were excellent and the bartender was fantastic. She knew everyone who came in, she was chatty when you felt like talking and left you alone when you didn't.

  • 5/5 Sam F. 2 years ago on Google
    This is the coolest little restaurant/bar/lounge I've been to in quite some time. Part of the historic hotel, I carries with it a feel of nostalgia that rare but so welcome. The service was above and beyond, the food was great and very reasonably priced. Completely unpretentious and inviting, and (at least for this visit) Classic Rock can be heard Playing on the sound system. I had a Sirloin steak, grilled a perfect medium, with two sides for $10! EAT, DRINK, CHILL HERE!

  • 5/5 Greg Z. 2 years ago on Google
    A must visit in Ottumwa. A real vintage 50s lounge in a classic hotel. The food is amazing. Every last thing I had was amazing. The reuben was the best I've ever had. The steak quesadilla just made my mouth drop. The bartender Courtney is who you wanna see about a cocktail. She's the best.


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  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Food
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Alcohol
    • ✓️ Cocktails
    • ✓️ Food at bar
    • ✓️ Hard liquor
    • ✓️ Happy hour food
    • ✓️ Happy hour drinks
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✗ Delivery

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