Go Where We Go

There are many things that make a community unique from the others. One thing that sets Ottumwa apart from most is the multitude of dining, shopping, and experiences available for residents and visitors. In order to present the absolute best of what Ottumwa has to offer, we created the opportunity for the community to vote on their favorite dining, attractions, and events and we are very excited to present the results!

Take the advice of the locals and come experience all the great things that Ottumwa can offer:

Favorite Happy Hour: Tom-Tom Tap

Favorite American Dining: Bubba-Q’s Restaurant

Favorite Authentic Cuisine: Tequila Grill

Favorite Family-Friendly Dining Experience: Bubba-Q’s Restaurant

Favorite All-You-Can-Eat Dining: Pizza Ranch

Favorite Place to Order Pizza: Breadeaux Pizza

Favorite Place to Grab a Burger: Joe Burger

Favorite Place to Get a Sweet Treat: Graham’s Dairy Freez

Favorite Overall Dining Experience:

  1. Bubba-Q’s Restaurant
  2. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
  3. Riverside Family Restaurant
  4. Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant
  5. Tequila Grill

Favorite Place to Start Your Day: Main Street Donuts

Favorite Historical or Cultural Experience: American Gothic House & Museum

Favorite Scenic Route: Two-way tie between Ottumwa Trail

System and Pioneer Ridge Nature Area

Favorite Place to Purchase a Gift: O’Hara True Value Hardware

Favorite Place to Find Something Antique or Vintage: O’Town Marketplace

Favorite Place to be Pampered: Barefoot Bodywork & Massage

Favorite Date Night: Ottumwa 8 Theater

Favorite Place to Stay: AmericInn of Ottumwa

Favorite Place to Play: The Beach Ottumwa

Favorite Events for 2015:

  1. Pro Balloon Races (July)
  2. Oktoberfest Celebration (October)
  3. Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Nights N Lights (November-December)
  4. South Ottumwa Saving’s Bank Live After Five (Summer)
  5. Main Street Ottumwa’s Ladies Night Out (May)

Thank you to all those who participated and congratulations to all the winners. Although these winners are just a fraction of the businesses, events, and attractions in the area, the Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau supports everyone and everything in the community. For a complete listing of restaurants, attractions, lodging, and events in the Ottumwa Area, visit ExploreOttumwa.com.

See you soon!