Highest-rated restaurants in Ottumwa, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Ottumwa, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Ottumwa using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#12. China Star Buffet

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Price: $
- Address: 1105 N Quincy Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501-3857
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#11. Tequila Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 112 N Market St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2919
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#10. Courtside Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2511 N Court St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-1158
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#9. Second Street Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 107 E 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2926
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#8. Main Street Donuts

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries
- Price: $
- Address: 606 W Main St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2335
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#7. Riverside Family Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $
- Address: 1317 E Mary St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-5252
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#6. Recovery Room

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pub
- Price: $
- Address: 1805 W 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
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#5. Tequila grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 158 N Market St, Ottumwa, IA
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#4. Appanoose Rapids

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 332 E Main St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-3041
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#3. Grahams Dairy Freez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 627 W 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2312
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#2. Bubba-Q's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1110 N Quincy Ave Quincy Place Mall, Ottumwa, IA 52501-3883
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#1. Canteen Lunch In The Alley

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (193 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 112 E 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2925
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