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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Never Fails

A gem in Ames, don't miss it if you're just visiting for the weekend or staying 4 years. Delicious, filling, unique pizza.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Thomas W
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A gem in Ames, don't miss it if you're just visiting for the weekend or staying 4 years. Delicious, filling, unique pizza.

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Polk City, IA
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When we are in Ames, we love to get pizza from Great Plains. The thick wheat crust with honey is fabulous. The restaurant feels very small and dark, but the food is great.

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Boone, Iowa
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The pizza is solid but the best part is the whole wheat crust. Put some honey (available to take to your table), and enjoy the dessert.

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a little hole in the wall place on Main Street Ames. Antiques and pictures of historical Ames and central Iowa line the cedar-trimmed walls. They do a thin crust, but you will want the thick oat crust. Doesn't matter the toppings. Each pizza comes with about 5 lbs. of cheese (I'm exaggerating, but not by much). There are bottles... More 

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IOWA
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ordered delivery from a local hotel! It was AMAZING. We did a thin crust cheese for the kids and they loved it!!!!! My hubby and I ordered the wheat deep dish crust. So good and came with honey!!!!! Definitely will order again from them when in town!!!!!!!!

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Ames, Iowa
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great Plains is known for their pizza but they also make a great Chef Salad. It makes a great lunch along with slices of pizza available every day.

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Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful pizza! Gotta try the wheat crust and dip it in honey! They also have wonderful cookies! Well worth the wait if they are busy!

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As the title of my review, this was a relatively inexpensive lunch. A nice-sized slice of pizza for $2.15 and a huge cookie for $1.50. And both were quite good. I had the thick wheat crust. I know most people finish it off with honey, but not being a fan of honey, I asked for a cup of pizza sauce... More 

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First, the pizza was okay, not extaordinary. But to order, you stand at a window to order... in a narrow aisle... with people pushing past. If one doesn't know what to order, then it's necessary to stand and stare at the signage on the wall... while in everyone's way. We grabbed menus and went upstairs. Every table was empty.... and... More 

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San Juan
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Do remember that rock solid pizza place you went to in college? OK so fast forward to that place. But now you go there w your college age kids. Great Plains is it. Potato flour, oat flour pizza. Who does this anymore? Thank goodness they do! Hot thick or thin crust pie w green peppers and Italian sausage. My vision... More 

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Additional Information about Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO

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

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?