Canteen Lunch in the Alley
Coordinates: Canteen Lunch in the Alley is a restaurant located at 112 East 2nd Street in Ottumwa, Iowa. The original five-stool Canteen Lunch was opened in 1927 in a different location, and moved to its current address in 1936. It has since been a local institution known for their loose-meat sandwiches and homemade pies. The restaurant's design is a horseshoe-shaped counter-top surrounded by 16 stools.
The Canteen was the model for the Lanford Lunch Box restaurant opened by Roseanne Connor (played by Roseanne Barr) in the sitcom Roseanne. Barr was married to actor Tom Arnold, a native of Ottumwa, and they frequently visited Ottumwa during their marriage.
- "Ottumwa's Canteen restaurant makes national list of must-eat places". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- Feature: Canteen Lunch in the Alley (Ottumwa, Iowa)
- "Munson: 'Ab Man' of Indiana eats 13 Canteen sandwiches, setting a new mark". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
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