Restaurants in Ames


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  • Okoboji Grill
    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.
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    114 S Duff Ave.
    Ames, IA US
  • Papa Murphys Take n Bake
    Papa Murphy’s pizza eschews monarchical store baking and provides fresh, high-quality pies for customers to enjoy on their own terms. Every pizza on the menu is made to order and whipped together in moments by artisan dough-throwers, who slather on a groundwork of sauce and cheese and then construct leaning towers of harmonized toppings. Stuffed pizzas sandwich a slew of meat and veggies between two layers of dough in a tasty Windy City tribute ($12.99–$14.99) and gourmet pizzas such as the Papa’s Favorite feature traditional red sauce and smorgasbord of meat and veggie pie packers ($11.99–$13.99). A cornucopia of thin-crust pizzas can be loaded with one of four different sauces, including traditional marinara and herb tomato ($5.99–$11.99). With detailed instructions provided for baking, grilling, or laser blasting your personalized pizza at home, Papa Murphy’s lets you finally reclaim culinary sovereignty from the dictatorial delivery boy.
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    123 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA US
  • Wallaby's Bar and Grill
    Wallaby's sports-centric atmosphere lures revelers with big-game broadcasts, daily drink specials, and an upscale pub-grub menu, which has led to a 10-time ranking as the Best Sports Bar in Story County by the Ames Tribune. Under the luminous glow of 34 sports-beaming televisions, kick off a meal with a group of friends or pet footballs by savoring a single order of ISU State Flappers, classic wings served in a choice of sauces including sweet asian chile, buffalo garlic, and inferno ($5.99 for 6 or $10.99 for 12). Open-faced Wallaby burgers use mushroom-and-marsala-wine sauce to incite incisors ($8.49), and the Wally dip's sliced roast beef and cup of creamy au jus provide fuel for choreographed homerun celebrations ($8.79). To quell inland blues, treat taste buds to underwater treasures, such as the grilled Atlantic salmon or the Cajun ahi tuna ($9.99 for each).
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    3720 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA US
  • Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City, home of American comfort food. Health nuts will love Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options. Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City is a great location to host a group dinner. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City patrons come in casual attire. You can also grab your food to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City to your next party or event. A nearby parking lot is readily available for Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City's diners. $15 can't buy you much, but it can buy you an amazing meal at Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City. Happy Chef Restaurant of Story City dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    1550 Broad St
    Story City, IA US
  • Red Lobster
    Fresh fare can be found at Red Lobster, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Red Lobster, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items. Be sure to complete your meal at Red Lobster with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. The large dining space at Red Lobster provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. No need to put on airs for a trip to Red Lobster — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. For the tastes of Red Lobster from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. If time is of the essence, Red Lobster's take-out option may be a better fit. Diners at Red Lobster will be happy to know that free parking is always available. A meal at Red Lobster will typically set you back about $30.
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    1100 Buckeye Ave
    Ames, IA US
  • Suburban Restaurant
    Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Suburban Restaurant, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Suburban Restaurant will leave you happy and full. Your large group can all sit together at Suburban Restaurant. No need to dress up for a trip to Suburban Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Suburban Restaurant's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door. A mid-priced establishment, Suburban Restaurant offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Head on over to Suburban Restaurant first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Suburban Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    17029 US Highway 69
    Ames, IA US
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