06/06/2012Roe's Sports Bar & Restaurant
This place is tough to rate. It started out very strong-- fresh, tasty food, nice serving sizes. excellent flavors. We used to dine between 2-3 times a month until it started sliding. We never knew what we'd find when they brought out what were once favorite dishes... they became inconsistent in flavors-- some were horribly salty, one time overly herbed so that it tasted like eating a pine tree. They stopped adding cheese or other herbs on top, like they gave up on their initial clean presentation. Service is always friendly, but there never seems any motivation for it to be good. They are very slow to come around for refills, or ask if you want a refill but fail to come back. Also have problem with them forgetting to bring items. Their desserts are typically good, but for some reason, their wait staff automatically brings the check... it's amazing how frequently they serve food, then just return once with the check. No refills; no inquiry into dessert. A few times we wanted dessert but when the check was brought, we just paid & left. It's sad, really as we've stopped going as frequently. Ottumwa could really use a place that steps it up... this place has potential!