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Uncle Bucks Fishbowl and Grill

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1000 Bass Pro Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
+1 515-957-5400
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch while shopping at Bass Pro. Restaurant is right beside bowling alley, so it is a bit loud, but not too bad. We tried the Fried Pickle Fries which were tasty and more than enough for two people to split. We both had Pecan Smoked Barbecue Pork sandwiches which were excellent! Husband ordered mashed potatoes instead of... More 

Thank 5tries
Cedar Rapids, IA
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ate here on a Wednesday night. Decided to eat at the bar. Restaurant is in the middle of a bowling alley, so don't expect a quiet conversation! Restaurant is pretty cool with fish tanks and such. Bartender/waitress would disappear for 20 minutes at a time, so service was less than stellar. Food taste wasn't that great either. Drinks were cold,... More 

Thank ZebraRef1
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12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had not been to uncle bucks for two months till tonight. It was bad. Only 5 tables including ours. We had to wait 5 minutes to get seated at 4:30 pm. Then we didn't get our nachos which were to be ahead of our meal. Never saw our wait staff time after our meal had come and then had... More 

Thank Deb H
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This was a fun afternoon. The place is set up to look like an underground experience. Coral reef, fish and waves are all around. The bowling lanes are NOT the standard of regular bowling lanes. With the restaurant and bar on site it made for a very good afternoon.

Thank tiler221
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch first time and this was my last time too. Steak was over cooked, vegetables cold , sweet tea wasn't sweet . Very disappointed

Thank Nelly I
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We've been here a dozen times and have the same experience (but supplied with different excuses from the staff) every time. The place is poorly managed. Our last visit was with 3 other couples. Dinner took over 2 hrs to complete with many meals arriving lukewarm. Tables surrounding us were fed sooner despite arriving later. Drinks sat empty. This is... More 

Thank Dustin T
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We like to eat at uncle bucks. We pass up the chain restaurants to go. We love the nachos. They are a big meal in their own. They are enough for the whole table. We like that you can get rare fish and meat. So it's just just the same menu as every oher restaurant. The down side is it... More 

Thank Deb H
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Typical "neighborhood grill and bar" place. Despite being the "fishbowl" grill and having fish hanging from the ceiling, and being in the "Bass" Pro shop, "fish" was not on the menu last time I was there They did have some on a specials menu though (grouper sandwhich, fish fry during Lent, etc). I've been there several times and the service... More 

Thank semicolons
Adams, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Food was good. Drinks were excellent and a nice add on to the Bass Pro Shop after shopping there! The restaurant is a nice atmosphere but a little loud.

Thank 997thanson
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Stopped two different times just to eat no bowling. Both times was told would be 20 to 30 minute wait for a table. Funny thing was all the tables away from the past bowling section was open and only a couple of people seated. I asked why such a long wait for a table that was clearly available. The hostess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-957-5400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?