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Alluvial Brewing Company

3715 W 190th St
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1182

Located 3 miles north of Ames. Our taproom features 10 unique varieties of craft beer dedicated to quality and taste, focused on celebrating our community and our unique piece of Iowa.

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Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

300-400 Blocks of Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2310

The Ames Main Street Farmers' Market brings local food and fun to the heart of Ames. Discover something new every Saturday, May through October.

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Aunt Maude’s

547 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4136

A locally owned casual restaurant. Fresh house-made food, full bar and wine list, serving lunch and dinner. Patio seating and private dining available. Reservations accepted.

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B Fabulous Catering

600 Linn St
Slater, IA 50244
515.597.8256

Award-winning caterer providing breakfast, lunch, dinner & more! Boxed lunches, drop off service or a wide variety of build your own buffet options are sure to impress everyone at your next event.

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Blaze Pizza

2320 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.918.3473

Fast-Fire'd build your own pizza! Dine in or carry out. Build your own or choose one of ours!

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Brick City Grill

2704 Stange Rd
Ames , IA 50010
515.268.4224

One of Ames' newest sports bars and family dining restaurant destination. Come try the award winning "Best Burger in Iowa!!"

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Bricktown Bakery

1105 6th St
Suite 102
Nevada, IA 50201
641.336.6887

Donuts made with exceptional quality, in a vintage aesthetic, & with a personal touch to take on the old "coffee & donuts" routine. Also have hard scooped ice cream & root beer floats!

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Burgie’s Coffee and Tea Company

110 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9004

Burgie's is a local coffee shop sourcing beans from Ames' Windmill Coffee Roasters. Drip coffee, espresso-based beverages, shakes, smoothies, fresh baked pastries. Serving breakfast & lunch until 3pm.

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Café Diem, Coffee House

229 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.956.3556

Seize the day at your local Cafe... Diem! A classic American coffee house with a little something for everyone. Take life, one cup at a time.

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Café Milo

4800 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.3166

Artisan coffee shop & cafe specializing in fresh coffee drinks, teas and good food. Have your regular favorite or try something new. Order online!

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Chick-fil-A Ames

230 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2599

Locally owned and operated. Catering available-delivery and pick-up.

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Chocolaterie Stam

230 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0656

Walk in and be tempted by over 40 varieties of European chocolate bonbons, gelato, native Iowa wines, cookies and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of this unique chocolate and full-service coffee shop.

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Cornbred

526 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.715.1066

Located at the Historic Train Depot, we feature award-winning barbecue and chef entrees, a full bar, and “The Railyard” beer garden and patio, plus full service catering.

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Dairy Queen Lincoln Way

316 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5715

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, DQ Cakes and more!!

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Dairy Queen Orion Drive

3308 Orion Dr
Ames, IA 50010
515.663.0819

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, DQ Cakes and more!!

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Dairy Queen Isaac Newton Drive

2108 Isaac Newton Dr
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.5550

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, DQ Cakes and more!!

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Dairy Queen of Story City

1533 Broad St
Story City, IA 50248
515.733.2844

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!!

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Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill

320 S 16th St
Ames , IA 50010
515.956.3580

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!

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Dutch Oven Bakery

219 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.9244

Family-owned and operated scratch bakery features cakes for all occasions, fresh rolls, pastries, Dutch letters, soups, sandwiches and lattes. Catering available for 10 to 60 people.

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EatStreet

EatStreet is a restaurant delivery service offering online ordering and delivery from Ames’ local favorite restaurants!

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Filling Station

2400 S University Blvd
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.6769

Filling Station is a locally owned, third generation, family owned marketplace. Phillips 66 top-tier fuel. Made from scratch bakery, BBQ restaurant, locally roasted coffee & craft beer. We also cater!

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Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

1614 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8383

Enjoy delicious Japanese food cooked before your eyes "hibachi-style," or enjoy a variety of fresh selections from our sushi bar.

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G3: Games, Grinds and Gallery

2801 Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.715.1423

A locally owned board game coffee shop with local art and an event space for hosting special events.

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Gateway 2 Go

2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.2200

We deliver all-inclusive boxed meals, serving 10 to 100+ people. We offer a delicious selection of sandwiches, wraps, and salads that are great for lunch meetings, club activities and sporting events.

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Gatherings

1024 6th St
Nevada, IA 50201
515.230.2717

Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering is a beautiful, private event venue located in historic downtown Nevada. On and off-site catering and bar services available.

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Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe

502 Burnett Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.598.2624

Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe offers healthy and tasty breads, sandwiches and sweets, using fresh non-GMO wheat milled on site. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-x and dairy-x options. Free samples!

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Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.

129 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4263

A classic Ames pizza shop offering six different pizza styles; including whole wheat, oat and potato crusts. If you have an adventurous spirit, this pizza is for you!

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Hickory Park Restaurant Co.

1404 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8940

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.

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Hy-Vee Lincoln Center

640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1961

Full line grocery, catering, Hy-Vee gas, Nori Sushi, Starbucks, floral, pharmacy, wine and spirits. Ready-to-eat, take-out, dine-in, Chinese Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar, Market Grille Express.

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Hy-Vee West

3800 Lincoln Way
Ames , IA 50014
515.292.5543

Full line grocery, catering, Hy-Vee gas, Nori Sushi, Starbucks, floral, pharmacy, wine and spirits. Ready-to-eat, take-out, dine-in, Chinese Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar, Market Grille Express.

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Iowa State University Catering

Rm 3635, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50012
515.294.2103

From breakfasts and breaks to boxed lunches and plated dinners, ISU Catering’s staff and culinary team are here to serve you.

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Iowa State University Memorial Union

2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011
515.296.6848

Located in the heart of Iowa State, The Memorial Union houses the University Book Store, food, convenience store, art studio, bowling, entertainment, parking ramp and event/meeting facilities.

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Jethro’s BBQ Steak n’ Chop

1301 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.598.1200

Steaks, Chops, BBQ and Banquet Facility

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Little Woods: Herbs & Teas

136 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3838

Artisan tea bar and apothecary specializing in original hand blended teas and spices. Brewed tea service in house or to go. Over 450 original blends, culinary spices, loose leaf teas, and bulk herbs.

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London Underground

212 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.8500

A little Brit different. London Underground is your British pub on Main Street, with a large beer selection, over 70 whiskies, an extensive cocktail menu, live music, and engaging conversation!

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McDonald’s Restaurant

129 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1234

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.

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McDonald’s Restaurant

3621 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.5200

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.

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Morning Bell Coffee Roasters

111 Main St
Ames, IA 50010

Big-city style specialty coffee on Main Street! Espresso, pourover service and nitro cold brew all year long. Open daily 7am-5pm.

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Perfect Games

1320 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.598.BOWL

Perfect Games - Central Iowa's premier family entertainment center with 24 lanes of bowling, over 70 arcade games, 16ft tall kids play structure, 2 story laser-tag arena, sports bar, pizza restaurant.

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Perkins

325 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3648

Offering everything from pancakes and omelets to chicken pot pie, burgers, and a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads. Don't forget about Perkins Bakery! Perkins is the family friendly choice!

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Pizza Pit Extreme

207 Welch Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.292.6600

Pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken wings, appetizers, cold pop. Catering to over a hundred groups each year, on and off-site.

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Provisions Lot F

2400 N Loop Dr
Ames, IA 50010
515.598.1783

Smart yet engaging establishment serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Honest food, craft cocktails, local beers, notable coffee and hand-made pastries.

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Red Lobster

1100 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2922

We have fresh oysters, eight different species of fresh fish brought in three times a week, and the choice for everything seafood!

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Snus Hill Winery

2183 320th St
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3535

Rural, peaceful, award-winning winery. Scenic views from multi-level decks. Gorgeous tree shaded lawn, tasting room & gift shop. Live music on Fridays & Sundays during warm weather. 12-6pm. Fri-Sun.

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Taco John’s

500 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.3176

Unwrap the Original. Taco John's proudly serves generous portions of made-to-order items using high-quality ingredients with special recipes, seasonings, and sauces. Home of the famous Potato Olés®.

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The Café

2616 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.0100

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!

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The Cornucopia

6008 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.450.5874

Whether it be a bridal shower, birthday party, workshop, dinner, or just having coffee, lunch, or shopping with friends; The Cornucopia offers them all, set in a welcoming and relaxed setting.

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The IowaStater Restaurant at Gateway Hotel

2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.2238

Full-service restaurant, steeped in the history of Iowa State University, where comfort and fine dining meet! A full bar featuring Iowa spirits and beers, private dining room, and relaxed atmosphere.

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The Simple Greek

1550 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.964.0806

Traditional Greek restaurant combining high quality ingredients and made from scratch recipes. The build-your-own interactive menu and fast-casual setting ensures there is something for everyone.

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Torrent Brewing Company

504 Burnett Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3155

Downtown craft brewery focusing on experimental and seasonal craft beers. Our spacious taproom is family friendly and ready to host your next event.

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Wallaby’s Bar & Grille

2733 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.1167

Ames’ ONLY rooftop patio! Voted Ames’ Best Sports Bar! Named “101 of the Best Sports Bars in the U.S.” by CNNGO.com.

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Welch Ave. Station

207 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2334

Ames favorite for over 30 years! Comfortable atmosphere with 60, 73, 82-inch TVs, good music, full-service bar, unique craft beers, reasonably priced drinks. Full Pizza Pit menu brought to your table!

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West Street Deli

2810 West Street
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.4605

For 20 years, offering Ames and visitors fresh made from scratch toasted sandwiches, homemade soups, chilis & desserts. Check out Ames' original toasted sandwich. Remember, "We're not on Lincoln Way."

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Wheatsfield Cooperative

413 Northwestern Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4094

Full-service natural foods grocery store. Produce, grocery, bulk, wine & beer, wellness, cheeses, meats, deli, bakery. Over 100 local producers featured. Community-owned since 1974. Everyone? Welcome!