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+39 Restaurant, Market & Cantina

2640 Stange Rd
Ames , IA 50010
515.292.0039

+39 authentic Italian restaurant with an European style Market, spacious patio, and vast Cantina with over 150 Italian wine labels. Call +39 for reservations or delivery.

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Ali Cakes

300 Main St.
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.2222

Quintessential little corner bakery in the heart of the Ames Cultural District. Delightful treats for every day.

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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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Arcadia Café

116 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1007

Specialty coffees, fine pastries, desserts all brewed and baked fresh daily.

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B Fabulous BBQ & Catering

600 Linn St
Slater, IA 50244
515.597.8256

Full-service caterer and restaurant providing fabulous food and service! We offer a wide array of menu items, more than just BBQ!

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Bar La Tosca

400 Main St
Ames , IA 50010
515.232.8484

Bar La Tosca features a mix of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine using locally sourced Iowa ingredients.

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Burgie’s Coffee and Tea Company

110 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9004

Serving delicious European coffee and espresso. Burgie's personally roasts their coffee beans to guarantee premium coffee. Also offers soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Drop off catering available.

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Cafe Beaudelaire

2504 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515-292-7429

A locally owned restaurant that features Brazilian fusion cuisine, a full bar and a unique atmosphere in the heart of Campustown.

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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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Cookies, etc

2801 Grand Ave
North Grand Mall
Ames, IA 50010
515.663.2211

"Best Cookie in the Midwest," Midwest Living Magazine. Baking 1/4 lb cookies all day that are made from the owner's family recipes. Delivery to ISU and Ames, and we ship for you coast to coast!

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Dairy Queen

316 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5715

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily!

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Dairy Queen

3300 N Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.663.0819

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily!

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Dairy Queen

2108 Isaac Newton Dr
I-35/Hwy 30, Dayton Ave Exit
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.5550

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily!

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Depot Deli & Cookies, etc.

526 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4447

A fast-casual, made from scratch dining experience in the historic former train depot on Main Street. The food is made using friends and family recipes.

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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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Eat It


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641.330.5495

If you haven't tried our fried puffy tacos you're missing out! We serve from our food truck on campus and at various community events around town.

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Fighting Burrito

117 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2222

Gourmet burritos with homemade salsas, slow-cooked meats, and giant crispy treats. Modest prices and exceptional service.

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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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Gateway 2 Go

2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.2200

Gateway 2 Go delivers all-inclusive boxed meals serving 10 to 100+ people. We offer a delicious selection of sandwiches, wraps and salads that are great for meetings, clubs and sporting events.

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Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering

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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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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ISU Catering

1215 Friley Hall
Ames, IA 50011
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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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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Kona Ice of Ames & Ankeny


Ames, IA 50010
515.257.6531

Kona Ice is a Hawaiian Shaved Ice mobile food truck that takes the fun to you! Join the experience and have Kona Ice at your next event.

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Little Woods Herbs & Teas

136 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.38338

Artisan tea & spice blender with herbalist roots. Enjoy a brewed cup or stock up on loose leaf teas, wellness blends, culinary spices, medicinal herbs, apothecary supplies and more.

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Mucky Duck Pub/Ames British Foods

3100 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.598.5127

The Mucky Duck Pub offers a family-friendly, British-pub-style dining and drinking environment and is the home of Ames British Foods.

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Open Flame Steak House & Lounge

225 Main St
Gilbert, IA 50105
515.232.9745

Join us for the best beef in Iowa. Grill your own or have us. Indoor and outdoor dining, catering available. Accommodations for large groups.

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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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Provisions Lot F

2400 N Loop Dr
Ames, IA 50010
515.597.1783

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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Salt & Pretzel Co.


Ames, IA
609.578.0258

Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Soft pretzels, soups and salads, daily specials, sausages, craft beers and wine by the glass, and a market for groceries. We also cater! Eat. Drink. Shop. LOCAL.

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Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza

1620 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.7183

Inspired by traditional Neapolitan pizza craftsmanship and methods, Vesuvius produces a pizza that is unlike any other, both traditional and contemporary, appealing and gratifying in every way!

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Wheatsfield Cooperative

413 Northwestern Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4094

Full-service natural foods grocery store featuring produce, grocery, bulk, wine and beer, wellness, cheeses, meats, a deli and bakery, and more. Over 100 local producers featured. Everyone can shop!