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Ames Cupcake Emporium
300 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0124
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Retro-themed cupcakery and lunch destination. More than 100 flavors; eight featured daily. Made from scratch and baked fresh daily. You've never tasted cake this good.
Andy's "Just Good Food"

Ames, IA 50010
515.291.8486
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Andy's "Just Good Food" catering service will make your next event, large or small, a success. "Just Good Food" served by "Just Good People."
Arcadia Café
2712 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1007
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Locally owned coffee shop and bakery. Coffee roasted in-house and fresh pastries daily. Come enjoy our unique atmosphere and complimentary wireless Internet.
Aunt Maude's
547 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4136
Fax: 515.233.2339
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A locally owned casual restaurant. Fresh house-made food, full bar and wine list, serving lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted and private dining available.
B-Bop's
1112 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.5678
Fax: 515.292.5973
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Burgers, chicken sandwiches, pork loin sandwiches, salads, French fries, sodas, chocolate shakes, chicken nuggets and chili.
Battle's Barbeque
218 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.1670
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Battle's Barbeque is rated the best barbeque in Ames on Yelp! Stop in, pick-up or call about catering to enjoy our smoked meats and famous homemade barbeque sauce!
Black Market Pizza
2610 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.1111
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This ain't no ordinary pizza. We 'got' authentic Chicago-style deep dish pies and thin crust varieties, plus the "Famous Reuben" featured on Man v. Food.
Brick City Grill
2704 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.268.4224
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Ames' newest sports bar and family dining restaurant destination. Features several signature items that make you want to come back to try them all. Join us!
Buffalo Wild Wings
400 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.9464
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WINGS, BEER, SPORTS!! 14 award winning sauces, 30 beers on tap, full menu served seven days a week until 1 a.m. Open early for home football games.
Buford's Steak House & BBQ
(Inside the Quality Inn & Suites)
2601 E 13th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.9260
Fax: 515.598.5293
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Family-style restaurant featuring choice charbroiled steaks, our award-winning BBQ prepared in the only smoker in Iowa located in the dining room, chicken, seafood, salads and sandwiches. Carry-out and off-site catering available.
Burgie's Coffee and Tea Company
110 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9004
Fax: 515.956.4313
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Serving delicious European coffee and espresso. Burgie's personally roasts their coffee beans to guarantee premium coffee. Also offers soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Catering available in drop-off format.
Cafe Beaudelaire
2504 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515-292-7429
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A locally owned restaurant that features Brazilian fusion cuisine, a full bar and a unique atmosphere in the heart of campus town.
Café Diem, Coffee House
229 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.956.3556
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A classic American coffee house. Try us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Free wireless Internet.
Chocolaterie Stam
230 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0656
888.319.7826
Fax: 515.232.0676
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Walk in and be tempted by over 40 varieties of European chocolate bonbons, gelato, cookies and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of this unique chocolate and full-service coffee shop.
Dairy Queen
316 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5715
Fax: 515.232.0704
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Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, waffle treats, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily!
Dairy Queen
3300 N Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.663.0819
Fax: 515.663.0772
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Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, waffle treats, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily!
Dairy Queen
2108 Isaac Newton Dr
I-35/Hwy 30, Dayton Ave Exit
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.5550
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Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, waffle treats, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily!
Della Viti
323 Main
Ames, IA 50010
515-232-0241
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Iowa's only self serve wine bar. Beers, cocktails, retail sales, Wifi, and appetizers available. Open daily at 2 p.m.
Do-Biz Foods, LLC

Ames, IA 50014
515.292.0902
515.290.4639
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Our cookies have been an Ames favorite since 1982! Pick up our dough at your favorite local grocer or check our website for baked cookie locations! We use only quality ingredients. Taste the difference!
Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill
320 S 16th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.956.3580
Fax: 515.956.3665
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Wonderfully unique menu. Full-service pub with 16 beers on tap and Irish hospitality. There are no strangers here, just friends whom you haven’t met yet.
Dutch Oven Bakery
219 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.9244
Fax: 515.232.9244
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Family-owned and operated scratch bakery features cakes for all occasions, fresh rolls, pastries, Dutch letters, soups, sandwiches and lattes. Catering available for 10-60 people.
Fighting Burrito, The
117 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2222
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We deliver! Ames' only locally owned Mexican grill. Gourmet burritos with homemade salsas, slow-cooked meats, vegetarian chorizo and giant crispy treats. Pick-up, catering and online ordering available. Open late everyday!
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
1614 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8383
Fax: 515.233.3383
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Enjoy delicious Japanese food cooked before your eyes "hibachi-style," or enjoy a variety of fresh selections from our sushi bar.
Ge-Angelo's Italian Restaurant
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.0959
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We proudly serve hand-stretched pizzas, pastas, homemade sauces, salads and sandwiches in a relaxing atmosphere. Come to Ge-Angelo's for "A Touch of Italy."
Hickory Park Restaurant Co.
1404 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8940
Fax: 515.232.7275
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An Ames tradition since 1970, Hickory Park is famous for their hickory smoked selections, ice cream parlor desserts, generous portions, modest prices and exceptional service.
Hy-Vee
640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1961
Fax: 515.232.0880
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Features full line grocery, pharmacy and home products. Also serves ready-to-eat, take-out or dine-in, Chinese Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar and Hy-Vee’s Kitchen.
Hy-Vee
3800 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.5543
Fax: 515.292.9356
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Features full line grocery, pharmacy and home products. Also serves ready-to-eat, take-out or dine-in, Chinese Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar and Hy-Vee’s Kitchen.
IowaStater Restaurant, The
(Inside the Gateway Hotel)
2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.2238
800.FOR.AMES
Fax: 515.268.2224
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Full-service restaurant featuring comfort food with flair. A full bar, private dining room and casual ambiance make it the perfect place for a meal or a drink.
ISU Catering
1215 Friley Hall
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.2103
Fax: 515.294.4172
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Full-service catering for the greater Ames and University community.
Kingpin Pizza
(Inside Perfect Games)
1320 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.598.2288
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A delicious New York style crust with authentic Italian toppings. Homemade crust made fresh daily! Family entertainment along with original stone oven pizza. Dine-in, take-out or delivery.
Lorry's Coffee
2900 West St
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2735
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Grab a cup of coffee and muffin to go, or stop in to enjoy a smoothie with friends and free wireless Internet.
McDonald's Restaurant
(Inside Wal-Mart Supercenter)
534 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0171
Fax: 515.232.1717
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Serving breakfast, gourmet coffee, Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with Cheese and chicken sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and salads. Eat in or take out service.
McDonald's Restaurant
129 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1234
Fax: 515.292.6410
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Serving breakfast, gourmet coffee, Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with Cheese and chicken sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and salads. Eat in, take out or drive-thru service.
McDonald's Restaurant
3621 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.5200
Fax: 515.292.6410
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Closed for remodeling until mid-August.
Mucky Duck Pub/Ames British Foods
3100 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.598.5127
Fax: 515.598.5158
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The Mucky Duck Pub offers a family-friendly, British-pub-style dining and drinking environment and is the new home of Ames British Foods.
Oddfellows Burger Kitchen
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.2066
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Oddfellows is a fun and funky, made-from-scratch restaurant and lounge in north Ames. They feature fresh ground hamburgers with homemade buns.
Okoboji Grill
114 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.239.5036
Fax: 515.239.3545
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Casual dining with service of the highest quality. Our guests enjoy abundant portions of flavorful, homemade food in a setting that fosters fun and excitement.
Olde Main Brewing Company
316 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0553
Fax: 515.232.0555
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Locally owned restaurant and brewery featuring handcrafted entrees, fresh brewed beer and root beer, Sunday brunch buffet and an executive board room. Seating for large or small parties and off premise catering.
Open Flame Steak & Lounge
225 Main St
Gilbert, IA 50105
515.232.9745
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Join us for the best beef in Iowa. Grill your own or have us. Indoor and outdoor dining, catering available. Accommodations for large groups.
Perkins
325 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3648
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Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner 24 hours a day. And take one of our Mammoth Muffins or a slice of pie home for dessert.
Pizza Pit
207 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.6600
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Pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken wings, cold pop. Catering to over a hundred groups each year, on and off-site.
Red Lobster
1100 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2922
Fax: 515.233.2618
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Best seafood in Ames!
Starbucks Coffee Company
327 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1242
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Whole bean coffees, brewed coffee, lattes, teas, Frappuccinos, pastries and hot sandwiches. Drive-thru or café. Free wireless Internet.
Stomping Grounds Café
303 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
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European-style café with a large patio facing Welch Avenue. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as fine coffees, wine and beer. Open weekdays 7 a.m. to midnight; weekends 8 a.m. to midnight.
Taco John's
500 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.3176
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The Fresh Taste of West-Mex®. Taco John's has seasoned meats, crispy Potato Olés® and flavorful cheeses with fresh-made Mexican specialties like burritos, tacos and quesadillas.
Texas Roadhouse
519 S. Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.7427
Fax: 515.232.7428
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Family restaurant known for hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made from scratch sides and fresh baked bread. Legendary food, legendary service.
The Café
2616 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.0100
Fax: 515.292.6026
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Fun, energetic café featuring local and seasonal menus with Artisan-style breads, European pastries and creative desserts. Open at 7 a.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We cater!
Valentino's
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.2111
Fax: 515.233.9136
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Full-service Italian restaurant offering dine-in, delivery, carryout and catering. All-you-care-to-eat buffet offering salad, soup, pasta, pizza and dessert. Serving central Iowa for more than 25 years!
Wallaby's Bar & Grille
3720 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.1167
Fax: 515.233.4252
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Seventy-item menu, all homemade. Voted Ames' best sports bar!
West Towne Pub
4518 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.4555
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Great food, good times, cold beer! Ames' best sports bar and grill with better than sports bar food. Catering available.
Wheatsfield Cooperative
413 Northwestern Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4094
Fax: 515.233.0040
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Organic and natural food co-op featuring local items. Departments include produce, meat and poultry, bulk and grocery items, beer and wine, books, supplements, bakery, health and beauty. Deli and salad bar available. Open to public.