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Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO

129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
(515) 232-4263
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Ranked #7 of 161 restaurants in Ames
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

They have been around for decades and continue to make a great pizza. I first had there pizza back in the mid 1980's and fell in love with it. The thick wheat crust pizza is the one I love most. Very filling and great to save some crust and put the honey on it. The restaurant itself if old and... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have gone here a couple of times now, and every time I have never received what I have ordered under a hour! Both times were week nights, so I could have just caught them on off nights, but it seemed odd that it took them that long to make a pizza!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food is amazing and very filling. I have to come here on an empty stomach otherwise I can't eat more than 1 slice. I always get the wheat crust and have not been disappointed. Pizza is also very cheesy. Every time I'm in Ames, I always try to eat here.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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151 reviews 151 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I found this place rated number three among all restaurants in Ames by Trip Advisor. It doesn't deserve it. The pizza is okay. It's not bad, but it's not fantastic either. I had a pepperoni and sausage pizza with the house specialty Denver crust. This is a whole-wheat crust. I just don't think it goes well with pizza. I didn't... More

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Austin, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I may not be objective about this pizza, since I decided from a young age that this is my favorite pizza in the world. We ordered an Italian sausage on thick wheat (Denver) crust. Especially on the thick crust pizza, never order extra cheese at Great Plains. The thick red sauce is covered with a thick layer of dense cheese.... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Ordered a pizza for delivery while staying in Ames. The toppings were fresh and fantastic. They have a variety of crusts including whole wheat which was delicious. Be careful as the pizza is very filling. You definitely get your moneys worth!!

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Thunder Bay Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Staying at a hotel in Ames on a road trip home, we were tired and decided to order in, did not want, greasy or low quality pizza. Found GPS&D on TA and decided to give it a try!! We were very fortunate to have chosen this pizza place, amazing pizza, we had one of the house specials, the Buffalo, with... More

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Ames, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great Plains is an Ames institution. You have to try it if you are in town. The thick crust is tremendous and you can get honey to go with it. I actually prefer the thin pizza, but they really are both great. There are also a variety of types of crust and creative toppings.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We have been eating at Great Plains for over 30 years. Our kids all talk about the great crust whole wheat crust. Highly recommend it.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Awesome thick crusted pizzas. Honey to dip the thick crust in. Different crusts and toppings to choose from. Unique seating area too.

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