Ames Area Information

Ames Bars & Restaurants

Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Phone number (515) 232-8940
Bring your reading glasses when you visit this establishment as the menu is so large you are going to feel like you are reading a novel. The variety of hickory smoked meats that is offered here is truly astounding. The barbecued pork ribs or the barbecued chicken are beyond compare. But here is the kicker, when you have finished your entree the ice cream menu awaits.

The Cafe

2616 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
Phone number (515) 292-0100
The love of food is a huge part of what goes on at this fantastic establishment. One of the really unique things about this place is that the staff uses old world methods including cooking in a stone oven. There is a little bit of everything available to you from breads and pastries to phenomenal desserts to well crafted cocktails and an exciting list of fine wines.

Great Plains Sauce & Dough

129 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone number (515) 232-4263
By the time you leave this location, you are going to be chanting over and over again the word Pizza, Pizza, Pizza. You have never really had pizza like this this before. Fresh toppings, a lot of cheese and thick crust to enliven your taste buds. The one thing that you are going to have to beware of is eating too fast here because of how amazing the food is.

Aunt Maude's

547 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone number (515) 233-4136
This place is all about locally produced products and let's face it, there is something very special about that. The atmosphere is low-key and classy and this is a supurb place to carry on a conversation and to catch up with someone. The food is divine and prepared to perfection. The serving staff are exceptional in every way and that includes a great knowledge level.

Dublin Bay

320 S 16th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone number (515) 956-3580
This venue is so much more than a bar. This is a gathering place where you can enjoy some amazing food and meet some new friends. The environment is best described as family friendly. There are no strangers here. And the service staff is as warm and genuine as you will find anywhere. For an entree, we sugegst their signature lamb stew, you will not be disappointed.

El Azteca

1520 S Dayton Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Phone number (515) 232-0116
Authentic in every way, this Mexican restaurant offers a vast array of choices and they are all yummy. You don't have to worry about affording it either because the prices are very reasonable. You can't beat the Huevos Rancheros and the Poncho's Lemon Lime Chicken. And as an added bonus, the margaritas here are second to none. Add this place to your go to list.