Food & Drink in Ames

40% Off at Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt

Ankeny

$10 $6

Frozen yogurt in more than 50 sweet and tart flavors, including oatmeal cookie, strawberry kiwi, and lemon chiffon

$5 for Frozen Yogurt Creations

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Build your own frozen creations with rotating frozen yogurt flavors and toppings like fresh fruit and crushed candy

Half Off Diner Food at Cozy Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Vast menu highlights breakfast items, blue-plate specials with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, and hand-breaded tenderloins

Half Off Comfort Food at The Corn Patch Restaurant

Grimes

$20 $10

Hearty cups of homemade potato soup accompany hearty meals of fried chicken, steak sandwiches, and premium Iowa pork chops

50% Off Breakfast at OverTime

Urbandale

$16 $8

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Bacon, sausage and veggie filled omelettes, loaded hash browns, and stacks of fluffy hot cakes satisfy morning hunger

45% Off Cajun Food and Drinks at Fat Tuesday

Des Moines

$20 $11

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Menu of alligator, catfish, and oyster po' boys supplemented by regular crawfish boils amid New Orleans decor

Central City Liquors – 40% Off

River Bend

$30 $18

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Spirits from brands including Jameson, Bushmills, Grey Goose, and Captain Morgan as well as premixed beverages and cocktail ingredients

Half Off Asian Food and Cocktails at Red Bistro

Des Moines

$40 $21

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Mongolian beef, Chef Zon special, vermicelli salad, and sushi rolls color the Asian fusion menu

45% Off at Zimm's Food and Spirits

North of Grand

$20 $11

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Cuisine includes sandwiches such as the Greek Goddess and French Dip, the Des Moines and the Texan burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

Up to 50% Off at Quinton's Bar & Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

House specialties include grilled-cheese burgers, bread-bowl potato soup, loaded potatoes, and cocktails with house-made ginger beer

Keller's Deli and Cafe – Up to 50% Off Deli Fare or Catering

Downtown Des Moines

$20 $11

Freshly baked artisan breads such as five-grain wheat or roasted garlic and cheddar, topped with housemade meatloaf or corned beef

45% Off American Cuisine at Firehouse Lounge

McKinley School - Columbus Park

$20 $11

Restaurant's offerings include tacos and homemade onion rings, hot beef sandwiches, and zesty jalapeño poppers

$10 for Coffee and Food at Grounds for Celebration

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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House-roasted coffees from the owners' farm, flavored with Monin syrups and Ghirardelli chocolate, pair with sandwiches and fresh pastries

48% Off at Players Sports Bar & Grill

Beaverdale

$25 $13

Diners can chow down on pub food at the bar, or cozy up in a booth while catching sports games on the big-screen TVs

50% Off at Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co.

East Village

$20 $10

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Rotating menu of specialty dishes include char-grilled hot dogs topped with mac and cheese and crumbled bacon; draft beer and martinis

Up to 45% Off at Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Clive

$50 $28

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Smoked chicken crowns pizza, steaks sizzle on plates, and shrimp swims in pasta at a romantic eatery with more than 36 wines by the glass

48% Off Pizza and Barbecue at Mustard's Restaurant

Des Moines

$25 $13

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Chefs slow-cook meats over apple and cherry woods, and prepare New York–style pizza and grilled sandwiches

Up to 50% Off at Honors Lounge

Clive

$20 $11

Lounge with karaoke, darts, and more offers meals of beer and third-pound burgers

Up to 50% Off Authentic Indian Cuisine at Kurry Xpress

Clive

$20 $11

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Housemade paneer cheese enlivens vegetarian curries, and flatbreads such as roti and naan scoop up lamb saag and chicken vindaloo

50% Off Wine Tasting

Stuart

$32 $16

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

52% Off Wine Tasting at Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

$33 $16

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach's wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

45% Off Asian Food at Cafe Su

West Des Moines

$20 $11

Vegetables in garlic sauce, fortune cookies, and crab rangoons served in a casual eatery decorated with paper lanterns

45% Off Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery

West Des Moines

$10 $5.50

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Ice cream in a wide variety of flavors mixed with fruit, candy, and cookies atop a chilled stone in front of customers

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Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

Dairy Queen – Up to 52% Off Food and Ice Cream

Marshalltown

$20.95 $10

One of the oldest Dairy Queens in the country serves burgers and hot dogs along with ice cream, blizzards, and orange julius

Up to 51% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Indianola

$40 $20

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Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

44% Off

Waterloo

$9 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for American Food at Steamboat Garden

Waterloo

$20 $10

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Since 1933, Steamboat Garden has been serving affordable, family-friendly food, including burgers, chicken wings, and housemade chili

Select Local Merchants

Inspired by trips to the state's northwestern lakes, Okoboji Grill conjures the wayfaring spirit of summer vacation with hearty American comfort food. Chefs marinate chicken strips in beer before hand-breading them in a secret blend of spices, crown crispy onion strings with Iowa-raised pork chops, and stack thin-sliced meats into towering club sandwiches and edible replicas of the Chrysler Building. Okoboji Grill also culls recipes from international cuisines, adding an American take to greek gyros, housemade tzatziki sauce, and italian bruschetta and pastas.

114 S Duff Ave
Ames,
IA
US

The skilled chefs at Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe whip up burritos, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas to fill an extensive menu of south-of-the-border cuisine. Diners push aside still-steaming nacho and quesadilla starters as a waiter approaches, arms meticulously stacked with plates of enchiladas and burritos ($8.99–$9.99 each). Chefs slather spinach and mushroom enchiladas in butter garlic sauce, and the burro en fuego specialty burrito befuddles meat detectors by burying contraband shredded beef and spicy chili sauce deep inside a warm flour tortilla. Diners can also look over a gluten-free menu to bite into enchiladas and fajitas prepared on corn tortillas as, in the kitchen, blenders buzz up pomegranate and strawberry frozen margaritas into salt-rimmed glasses for frozen fruit consumption without fear of stuck tongue.

631 Lincoln Way
Ames,
IA
US

Tutored in the ways of cookie craftwork, Cookies, etc.'s team of bakers bend batter to their will to bake a variety of tantalizing treats from scratch using tested family recipes. Take the echo out of lonely cookie jars with a lid- and taste bud-lifting dozen baked discs in any combination of six flavors. The chocolate-chocolate-chip cookie settles exponential cocoa cravings by embedding milk-chocolate chips into a chewy brownie circle, and the pecan-chocolate-chip cookie infuses a nutborne crunch to please textural tasters. Cookies, etc.'s Frankenstein refreshment fabricators have harnessed all the powers of edible science to assemble the monster cookie, a rich blend of crunchy peanut butter and oatmeal dough packed with M&M'S and chocolate chips.

2801 Grand Ave
Ames,
IA
US

Nestled in the hills of rural Iowa, Snus Hill Winery hosts a diverse range of regional wines crafted by in-house vintners. Siphon samples from stores of the winery’s award-winning inventory, including a lauded edelweiss, laced with floral notes, and the dry Snus Hill red, imbued with suggestions of oak, smoke, and cherry. The 90-minute winery tour leads curious groups on a thorough behind-the-scenes view of the estate and its operations, giving visitors access to everything but the bedtime stories that winemakers read to each crop in the night. A wine-tank tasting invites oenophiles-in-training to sip prebottled elixirs, and the wine 101 class crams craniums with vital wine vocabulary and facts. A wine-terminology handout keeps the fruits of the experience fresh and plump in pupils’ minds, and an engraved glass reminds sippers of the vineyard’s sweeping panoramas and how many e's are in the word “estate.”

2183 320th St
Madrid,
IA
US

A full-service restaurant offering comfort food with a unique twist in Ames, Iowa.

2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames,
IA
US

WestCyde Wings bastes their signature buffalo-style wings in a selection of 21 lip-smacking sauces. Canines first chew on decisions, opting for traditional bone-in or boneless bites, and mouths water mournfully when forced to choose between dipping cups of blue cheese or ranch dressing that accompany every wing platter and glass of water. Spice sensors with a need for heat can coat the crispy pinions in a spicier ensemble, selecting a sauce that is hot, x-hot, blazing hot, or inferno-ally hot, and milder temperaments with a taste for travel can sample sauces such as curry, Cajun, teriyaki, sweet & sour, or Caribbean jerk (one sauce/order; additional sauces $0.59). Eight beers—including brews from Boulevard, Fat Tire, Bud Light, and Miller Light—cascade from the tap at the bar, slaking thirst wrought from the saucy sustenance or while exchanging pleasantries about optometry with the larger-than-life referees projected on the 8-foot TV screen.

3706 Lincoln Way
Ames,
IA
US