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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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
If the midwest had a signature pizza, this would be it.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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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Iowa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you like a great thick crust pizza they have it, and even better in the wheat crust! You won't need to order extra cheese due to the fact they load it with layers. A large should fill 3-4 easily. Also put honey on the remaining crust, it taste great. They even have it in the to go boxes. I... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It's where the locals go. Great spot for grabbing a slice of pizza. Also a nice place to meet a friend for lunch. It is very unique. Be sure to have someone help you with putting honey on your crust if it's your first time there! Perfect for a snack too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We didn't notice there was an upstairs til we were already seated. Maybe there was bigger tables up there for a bigger party. We sat in a couple booths. Everyone should try this place.

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?