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Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO

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129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
(515) 232-4263
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Thick Crust Pizza

This is a great, casual pizza place on Ames' historic Main Street. I've been a few times and the pizza is always delicious. There is a variety of choices for toppings and crusts, and so far I have not been disappointed by any of them. Their thick crusts (the Denver and the New Orleans) are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
jewel146
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great, casual pizza place on Ames' historic Main Street. I've been a few times and the pizza is always delicious. There is a variety of choices for toppings and crusts, and so far I have not been disappointed by any of them. Their thick crusts (the Denver and the New Orleans) are extremely filling... I can never... More 

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Thank jewel146
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very filling pizza with a great choice in crusts and toppings. I like the Buffalo with the New Orleans crust. The thick crust is perfect for dipping in honey. I think of it as my dessert. If you go, make sure you have plenty of time. It takes awhile to cook a thick crust pizza but it is worth... More 

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Thank Jami M
Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best pizza I've ever had! There is TONS of cheese, and lots of fresh ingredients. You get to build your own pizza. You can choose your own toppings, and they make it fresh while you wait. Be sure to get the "Denver" which is the thick whole wheat, which then you put honey on the thick crust.... More 

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Thank Mary W
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious pizza and unique whole wheat crusts. Be sure to try the honey on your crust! Walk up counter and self serve napkins, honey, salt & pepper, etc. Pretty busy during the supper hour. Great downtown location away from campustown, but plenty of college student traffic.

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Thank Natalina S
Ames, Iowa
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are new to Ames or are visiting, Great Plains Pizza is a must try. Their pizzas are unique. A little light on the meats, for my taste but they make up for it with the amount of cheese piled on top. Their deep dish wheat crust is their signature pizza. It comes with honey for eating the crust.... More 

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1 Thank RVIDI
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Love this pizza. I love the thick wheat crust dipped in honey. Perfection! The atmosphere is dated and the lines can be long for lunchtime pizza by the slice but so worth it.

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1 Thank Kristine K
Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This Pizza was so good it had a lot of toppings on the pizza, I got a veggie pizza and my husband got the all meat one. the crest is thick that you can eat it with honey. Veggie and the all meat are awesome and you will have left over for sure. It is the only pizza I eat... More 

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1 Thank Janet K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

There is an excellent choice of dough and toppings for pizza. We always stop here when we pass through Ames. It is a bit of a tradition. Pizza is always good and the staff friendly. The restaurant is located down town and is in a very cozy, warm and inviting building.

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1 Thank Joseph G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

have good character. You get a lot of food for the money. Lots of college kids in there, Get the thin crust. The thick crust is pretty doughy.

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Thank Susan R
Ames, Iowa
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

If you like thick crust pizza, oozing with cheese and toppings, Great Plains is the place to go. It has been in business in Ames for many years and the company has maintained high quality all of these years.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 232-4263

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?