Canteen Lunch in the Alley

AAA Inspector Rating
112 E 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501- Map It
(641) 682-5320
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
1.5
Overall
Food1.4
Service1.4
Decor1.8
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Eclectic/Unusual): I love the sense of nostalgia at this landmark restaurant. The loose meat burgers and the way they are served somehow comforts the soul.
Classic Historic. Serving locally coveted loose-meat sandwiches with or without all the fixins since 1936, this is a step back in time and a place where you can get lunch for less than $5. I would plan to bring more money though as the burgers are addicting, and they offer more than a dozen different flavors of fresh-baked pie. The place is a historic landmark and quite literally located inside a parking garage. As the story goes, the city had to build the garage around the eatery given its historic nature.
$2-$15
Burgers Hot Dogs
Jct N Court St, just s; in parking garage. 112 E 2nd St 52501
Closed major holidays.
Quick Serve. Lunch and dinner served.