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Rico's Tacos 624 E Lincoln Way, Ames
Rico's Tacos
Mexican • $

Rico's Tacos

624 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

New to Ames, however I made it a goal to try as many Mexican spots as possible when I lived in Minneapolis. Although not an epicenter of Mexican cuisine, there...

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Pammel Deli 113 Colorado Ave suite 133, Ames
Pammel Deli
Halal • $

Pammel Deli

113 Colorado Ave suite 133, Ames, IA 50014

Nicest guy ever owns this place, plus the food is so good. I’ve gotten the gyro burrito and the gyro burger and both have been amazing. Great food and...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.8
El Azteca 2727 Stange Rd, Ames
El Azteca
Mexican • $

El Azteca

2727 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50010

This was a great choice on my trip to Ames. We wanted to chill and have some dinner, but we also wanted to watch the NCAA BBall games and have some chips and...

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  • Superb290 Reviews4.6
Provisions Lot F 2400 N Loop Dr, Ames
Provisions Lot F
American • $$

Provisions Lot F

2400 N Loop Dr, Ames, IA 50010

I'd rate it a 4.5 but am feeling generous and rounded up! Visited twice for the first time this past weekend while in town with friends, who have dined...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.6
Cafe Beaudelaire 2504 Lincoln Way, Ames
Cafe Beaudelaire
Brazilian • $$

Cafe Beaudelaire

2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

Good service, lively atmosphere, and really solid drinks.I had high expectations for the classic sandwich there, but the patty and egg lacked flavor. Apart...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.6
Downtown Deli 328 Main St #6162, Ames
Downtown Deli
Deli • $

Downtown Deli

328 Main St #6162, Ames, IA 50010

This is the best deli in Ames. The meat and all components are ways very fresh. They have limited hours, but it's definitely worth it. The staff is always...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.7
Cornbred Barbecue 526 Main St #106, Ames
Cornbred Barbecue
Barbeque • $$

Cornbred Barbecue

526 Main St #106, Ames, IA 50010

We were visiting from out of town and stopped for lunch. We sat outside...it's so nice and a great atmosphere. The pimento cheese is a must try. The...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.5
London Underground 212 Main St, Ames
London Underground
Pubs • $$

London Underground

212 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

Fun, funky little neighborhood dive bar, with an interesting bunch of patrons. Had some great live music when I was there last - the local band Alleygrass,...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.7
Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill 320 S 16th St, Ames
Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill
Irish • $$

Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010

This place has a great atmosphere for hanging out with friends. We sat in the bar area and had excellent service. I had the Ancho Chile Tortellini - the...

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  • Superb239 Reviews4.5
Aunt Maude's 547 Main St, Ames
Aunt Maude's
American • $$

Aunt Maude's

547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

Long time favorite for a nice lunch, or dinner for a special occasion. Most recently, stopped in last week for lunch. The food was excellent, as we've...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.5
1+1 restaurant & tea 2814 West St, Ames
1+1 restaurant & tea
Chinese • $

1+1 restaurant & tea

2814 West St, Ames, IA 50014

We found this place by taking a wrong turn and it was the best mistake of our whole trip. What a find! My girls love bubble tea and it isn't always easy...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.7
Filling Station 2400 S University Blvd, Ames
Filling Station
American

Filling Station

2400 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010

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La Casa Maya 631 Lincoln Way, Ames
La Casa Maya
Mexican

La Casa Maya

631 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

We just tried La Casa Maya for the first time and it was delicious! We ordered Hidalgo street tacos and Hawaiian street tacos and they were both phenomenal....

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.7
Hilton Coliseum 1705 Center Dr, Ames
Hilton Coliseum
Sports Bar • $$

Hilton Coliseum

1705 Center Dr, Ames, IA 50011

I attended my son's recent Iowa State University graduation ceremony in the Hilton Coliseum. There was more than enough seating for the families of all...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.6
West Street Deli 2810 West St, Ames
West Street Deli
Deli • $

West Street Deli

2810 West St, Ames, IA 50014

Great place to grab a bowl a soup & a sandwich. Just off the west side of ISU campus in Ames. Local hidden gem, French Dip on sourdough! You also have to...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.5
Botanero Latino Colombian & International Cuisine 604 E Lincoln Way, Ames
Botanero Latino Colombian & International Cuisine
Latin American • $$

Botanero Latino Colombian & International Cuisine

604 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

Slow service because the owner is the server, bartender, and chef running a solo operation. Once your food does come though, it’s phenomenal. Well worth the...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.5
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2420 Lincoln Way #102, Ames
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Hamburger • $

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2420 Lincoln Way #102, Ames, IA 50014

First time I've ever eaten at Freddy's. The bacon cheeseburger was very good, the fries were decent, and the chocolate shake was fantastic. A week...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.4
Pizza Pit 207 Welch Ave Suite 201, Ames
Pizza Pit
Pizza • $

Pizza Pit

207 Welch Ave Suite 201, Ames, IA 50014

Love this place!We order a variety and we've tried about everything on the menu. If you don't feel like pizza, order a hot sandwich, or my favorite,...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.4
Wasabi Ames 926 S 16th St, Ames
Wasabi Ames
Asian Fusion

Wasabi Ames

926 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010

Honestly wasn't expecting to find a sushi place in Ames! Decided to grab some takeout and placed an order over the phone. My family and I shared a Sushi...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.4
Pho & Tea 725 24th St Suite 102, Ames
Pho & Tea
Vietnamese

Pho & Tea

725 24th St Suite 102, Ames, IA 50010

I really enjoy this place! I usually order Chicken pho soup with crab rangoons. The sauce is very delicious, very light and savory. The soup is a generous...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.5
Big Acai Ames 2702 Lincoln Way, Ames
Big Acai Ames
Health Food • $

Big Acai Ames

2702 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

Holy cow, so good. I had no clue that it would be this good. Be sure to mix your bowl, but wow, anything you get is just so filling and tasty like every...

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  • Superb34 Reviews4.8
Mr Burrito 2508 Lincoln Way, Ames
Mr Burrito
Mexican • $

Mr Burrito

2508 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

It was my first time in Mr. Burrito and YOU have to go! It's the best little spot for amazing Mexican food in IA. I had the burrito - the barbacoa and...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.4
Flame and Skewer 2801 Grand Ave #1125, Ames
Flame and Skewer
American • $$

Flame and Skewer

2801 Grand Ave #1125, Ames, IA 50010

My husband and I were given a gift certificate to Flame and Skewer and we were finally able to use it.They have the seating set up to provide space for being...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.4
Della Viti 323 Main St, Ames
Della Viti
Wine Bar • $$

Della Viti

323 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

Great bar with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. It's a wine bar so they have plenty of it with lots of options. The wine is sorted out into...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.4
The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co. 129 Main St #101, Ames
The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.
Pizza • $$

The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.

129 Main St #101, Ames, IA 50010

We ordered pizza for delivery from Great plains on a recent visit to Ames and it was very good. My husband is picky about pizza, especially the cheese to sauce...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.3
El Maguey Mexican Restaurant Grill and Bar 217 S Duff Ave, Ames
El Maguey Mexican Restaurant Grill and Bar
Mexican

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant Grill and Bar

217 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010

I'm from Texas and miss good Tex-Mex. Some friends took me here, and now it is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Ames. Great chips and salsa, cheap...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.4
Macubana 116 Welch Ave, Ames
Macubana
American

Macubana

116 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014

Very good food. Jillian was very welcoming. She started small talk while I waited for my food and offered water. I ordered then monster grilled cheese and...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.4
El Azteca 2120 Isaac Newton Dr, Ames
El Azteca
Mexican • $

El Azteca

2120 Isaac Newton Dr, Ames, IA 50010

Usually when I hear people talk about how good Mexican food is at a certain restaurant, I try it and it is nothing special. This place reminded me of Texas and...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.3
Blaze Pizza 2320 Lincoln Way, Ames
Blaze Pizza
Pizza • $

Blaze Pizza

2320 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

I really enjoy their fast fire oven pizzas! Parking is limited but understandable considering it’s so close to campus. Hidden gems are their deserts! You...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.3
NORTH GRAND SEAFOOD 823 Wheeler St #1, Ames
NORTH GRAND SEAFOOD
Seafood

NORTH GRAND SEAFOOD

823 Wheeler St #1, Ames, IA 50010

Went here for the first time and was very impressed. Very cost effective and excellent seafood. Ames is lucky to have this place, as would any land locked...

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  • Superb76 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Ames
Provisions Lot F 2400 N Loop Dr, Ames
Provisions Lot F
American • $$

Provisions Lot F

2400 N Loop Dr, Ames, IA 50010

I'd rate it a 4.5 but am feeling generous and rounded up! Visited twice for the first time this past weekend while in town with friends, who have dined...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.6
Aunt Maude's 547 Main St, Ames
Aunt Maude's
American • $$

Aunt Maude's

547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

Long time favorite for a nice lunch, or dinner for a special occasion. Most recently, stopped in last week for lunch. The food was excellent, as we've...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.5
Filling Station 2400 S University Blvd, Ames
Filling Station
American

Filling Station

2400 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010

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  • Superb74 Reviews4.7

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Ames
Pizza Pit 207 Welch Ave Suite 201, Ames
Pizza Pit
Pizza • $

Pizza Pit

207 Welch Ave Suite 201, Ames, IA 50014

Love this place!We order a variety and we've tried about everything on the menu. If you don't feel like pizza, order a hot sandwich, or my favorite,...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.4
The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co. 129 Main St #101, Ames
The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.
Pizza • $$

The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.

129 Main St #101, Ames, IA 50010

We ordered pizza for delivery from Great plains on a recent visit to Ames and it was very good. My husband is picky about pizza, especially the cheese to sauce...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.3
Blaze Pizza 2320 Lincoln Way, Ames
Blaze Pizza
Pizza • $

Blaze Pizza

2320 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

I really enjoy their fast fire oven pizzas! Parking is limited but understandable considering it’s so close to campus. Hidden gems are their deserts! You...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Ames
Rico's Tacos 624 E Lincoln Way, Ames
Rico's Tacos
Mexican • $

Rico's Tacos

624 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

New to Ames, however I made it a goal to try as many Mexican spots as possible when I lived in Minneapolis. Although not an epicenter of Mexican cuisine, there...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.9
El Azteca 2727 Stange Rd, Ames
El Azteca
Mexican • $

El Azteca

2727 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50010

This was a great choice on my trip to Ames. We wanted to chill and have some dinner, but we also wanted to watch the NCAA BBall games and have some chips and...

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  • Superb290 Reviews4.6
La Casa Maya 631 Lincoln Way, Ames
La Casa Maya
Mexican

La Casa Maya

631 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

We just tried La Casa Maya for the first time and it was delicious! We ordered Hidalgo street tacos and Hawaiian street tacos and they were both phenomenal....

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.7

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Ames
1+1 restaurant & tea 2814 West St, Ames
1+1 restaurant & tea
Chinese • $

1+1 restaurant & tea

2814 West St, Ames, IA 50014

We found this place by taking a wrong turn and it was the best mistake of our whole trip. What a find! My girls love bubble tea and it isn't always easy...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.7
Taste Place 223 Welch Ave, Ames
Taste Place
Chinese • $$

Taste Place

223 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014

Food is really well made and authentic, rice is good quality. They offer a lot of variety and the wait for the food is short.Service is kind of hands-off, but...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.3
May House Cuisine 3417 Lincoln Way, Ames
May House Cuisine
Chinese • $

May House Cuisine

3417 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

I have been dining out at May House for years. I have always gotten friendly customer service and food prepared fresh that is out of this world. I have never...

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  • Good97 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Ames
Chick-fil-A 230 S Duff Ave, Ames
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

230 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Seriously the best Chick-fil-A! I don’t know how they find all of the clean-cut, sincere, service-focused kids in Ames, but they do—and it shows. I’ve...

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  • Good184 Reviews4.2
Munchiez Snack Stop 2406 Lincoln Way, Ames
Munchiez Snack Stop
Fast Food

Munchiez Snack Stop

2406 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

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Taco John's 500 Lincoln Way, Ames
Taco John's
Fast Food • $

Taco John's

500 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

Quick and tasty but I got the wrong type of grilled burrito, i ordered a grilled chicken burrito meal and a grille steak burrito meal but got 2 chicken and 1...

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  • Good118 Reviews3.7

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Ames
Bar La Tosca 303 Welch Ave, Ames
Bar La Tosca
Italian • $$

Bar La Tosca

303 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014

We only stopped in for a snack. Both of us had the tomato-basil soup. It was delicious and came with a choice what seemed to be fresh baked multigrain or...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.3
Ge-Angelo's 823 Wheeler St #9, Ames
Ge-Angelo's
Italian • $$

Ge-Angelo's

823 Wheeler St #9, Ames, IA 50010

Great food - clean place with great service. First time guests get free motzerella sticks and these aren't your standard bar mot sticks they are waaay...

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  • Good124 Reviews3.8
Fazoli's 2435 Grand Ave, Ames
Fazoli's
Italian • $

Fazoli's

2435 Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Molly was fantastic! I love coming to Fazoli’s when I visit Ames!! I wish we had one in Orlando.All the staff were super nice!! The food was hot, fresh,...

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  • Good154 Reviews3.5
Great Harvest Bakery and Café 502 Burnett Ave, Ames
Great Harvest Bakery and Café
Sandwich Shop • $$

Great Harvest Bakery and Café

502 Burnett Ave, Ames, IA 50010

I met a friend here, at her suggestion, for an early lunch. There were many choices for things to eat, as well as items to take home. We enjoyed our meal, and...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.3
Firehouse Subs Ames Duff 703 S Duff Ave Ste 110, Ames
Firehouse Subs Ames Duff
Sandwich Shop • $

Firehouse Subs Ames Duff

703 S Duff Ave Ste 110, Ames, IA 50010

Just left the Ames location a few minutes ago and couldn’t get this review done quickly enough! Hands down the best Firehouse Subs location I’ve ever been...

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  • Good120 Reviews4.2
Potbelly Sandwich Shop 2310 Lincoln Way, Ames
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

2310 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

Never thought before going in that I'd be getting a sandwich with bleu cheese and horseradish on it, but that's just one of the many options that...

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  • Good93 Reviews4.2
Domino's Pizza 122 Hayward Ave, Ames
Domino's Pizza
Chicken Wings • $

Domino's Pizza

122 Hayward Ave, Ames, IA 50014

Domino’s is a very sacred part of my home’s nighttime ritual on the weekends. Fast delivery, and the food is always so good when it arrives. Bonus points...

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  • Good106 Reviews3.5
Wingstop 703 S Duff Ave Ste 101, Ames
Wingstop
Chicken Wings • $

Wingstop

703 S Duff Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010

Quick service! Walked in and it was pretty busy, had only 2 workers working at the time. Both were working efficiently and got our food to us quick! Definitely...

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  • Good133 Reviews3.4
Buffalo Wild Wings 400 S Duff Ave, Ames
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

400 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010

We went one night to eat dinner and watch the Providence Friar basketball game. We had the most awesome waitress I have ever experienced. Went back last night...

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  • Average193 Reviews2.8
Hilton Coliseum 1705 Center Dr, Ames
Hilton Coliseum
Sports Bar • $$

Hilton Coliseum

1705 Center Dr, Ames, IA 50011

I attended my son's recent Iowa State University graduation ceremony in the Hilton Coliseum. There was more than enough seating for the families of all...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.6
BNC Field House - Bar & Grill 206 Welch Ave, Ames
BNC Field House - Bar & Grill
Sports Bar

BNC Field House - Bar & Grill

206 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014

Medium sized establishment. Great place to grab a reasonably priced drink/meal with your friends and watch the game. Atmosphere: 8/10 Customer Service: 4/10...

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  • Superb26 Reviews4.4
The Blue Owl Bar 223 Welch Ave Suite 3, Ames
The Blue Owl Bar
Sports Bar • $$

The Blue Owl Bar

223 Welch Ave Suite 3, Ames, IA 50014

Trivia on Friday nights is an ephemeral experience that should be had at least once.Good drinks, great people. Never had the food but with Pizza Pit on the...

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  • Good45 Reviews3.8