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The Row House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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728 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5002
+1 815-434-3171
11:00 - 21:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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206 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We have stayed in Ottawa several times in the past while visiting family just to the north and had driven past The Row House. We thought, "we need to stop in here on one of our visits" because it looked like a nice quaint type of place. Well, we were in town for Thanksgiving and decided to try it on... More 

Thank cincytripper
Shorewood, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were in Ottawa over Labor Day Weekend enjoying a wonderful bike ride on the I & M trail. I love Ottawa now! So quaint and felt like we were stepping back in time. After the ride, we were looking to sit outside and enjoy drinks & appetizers. The Row House is a beautiful little boutique type restaurant which had... More 

Thank Peggy C
Frankfort, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I give this place a five for the martini selection, taste and value for happy hour. We did not eat but I can say the service is somewhat slow. As long as your not in a hurry, stop for a cocktail.

Thank Cooper1982
Springfield, Illinois
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I like having a beverage or two here, relaxed and just a nice place to chat with someone. Martinis are good, the apps r good too. I would only go here with a friend or two, any more than that would be hard to find seating.

Thank nursesrock43
Highland Park, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh brews. Great grub. Nice staff. Very Slow service, even to get a beer. Would go back, and sit at the bar

Thank Jeff M
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Just like Tracy's Boat House, Tracy's Row House has been sold and the food is much better. In and outdoor seating along a tree lined street is nice and you can bring your dog. The wine list has been severely limited featuring only one producer which is a disappointment. Very clean now with good food and a great atmosphere...we will... More 

Thank jaybee2525
San Diego, California
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114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Very good bar selection with friendly staff that make you feel like a local. On Mondays they have Prime Rib with mashed potatoes. While it's not the best prime rib I've had, it was very tasty.

Thank Jake B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

My sisters and I came here for a weekend meal. Food was great! We had chicken pot pie, and don't forget your favorite Martini!

Thank Yvonne H
Streator, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This was my second time here and it was just as horrible as the first time. The crab cakes and the fish tacos are both big disappointments. Three small lumps, like the size of a marble, do not make up a fish taco. This place is over-exaggerated and though they serve okay drinks, the food is not worth the money... More 

2 Thank Chelsea D
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We stopped here on the way to Starved Rock State Park. A short walk from the nearby bakery, which recommended it. Good selection of craft beer, bu the surprise was the food. I had some spicy crab cakes which were superb. Highly recommended

1 Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-3171
Great martini's...Fabulous food...Good friends. Tracy's Rowhouse is celebrating its 10th anniversary in August.

Small and intimate, like visiting an old Chicago hangout. 100 Different types of martini's, trendy yet comforting food to feed the soul, and smiling friendly staff.

Outdoor patio, dog friendly.

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