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Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO

129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
(515) 232-4263
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Ranked #4 of 160 restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
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Thunder Bay Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Ames, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The pizza is always top notch...you may have to wait for a table as it is a small place and people this is awesome pizza. THICK rolled crust, that comes with honey and lots of toppings..AWESOME pizza...Draw back is....it is always busy and crowded...and you have to order and wait in line. Take friends to hold your table OR carry... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I had a pizza and cold beer after Ghost Brothers of Darkland County I was very happy to find this place with the atmosphere and the good food.

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Ames, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A unique and delicious detour from the pizza that we all take for granted. Plentiful in every respect, and consistently satisfying. The thin crust is more conventional, but with the varieties and ingredients everyone should be able to find something to enjoy. And the pizza isn't the whole story; thy one of their hearty sandwiches. Gordy and Catman created something... More

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Mantorville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had heard of Great Plains, but this was our first stop. Great atmosphere. Reasonable wait time for pizza, but no wait for a booth. Staff are friendly. Variety of crusts. The thick wheat crust was tasty but heavier than I would prefer. Glad I had it. I see from other reviews we were supposed to dip the crust in... More

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sponge rocks, florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Big thick slices of pizza with potato, whole wheat, or regular crust. Popular Ames restaurant. When you are done with your wheat slice you can have "dessert" by putting honey on the big crust.

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Earlington, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Some of my employees took me here for lunch, and I'm glad they did. A cozy place in the historic Main Street area of Ames that offers a different kind of pizza. Their hallmark is a whole wheat crust option that is extremely thick on the edges. The idea is to eat the pizza and dip the crust in honey.... More

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