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1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
515-232-2922
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food and exceptional service

This is a very well run chain restaurant that's a good option if you're in the area. We visited during move in day with our daughter who's attending ISU. Hickory Park was packed as usual so we opted to dodge the long wait there. Ames has many great independent restaurants that we prefer but this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
bigfishISU
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Centerville, Iowa
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Central City, Iowa
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I think the restaurant has an interesting smell which is quite weird. However, the staff and food are always great.

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Centerville, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a very well run chain restaurant that's a good option if you're in the area. We visited during move in day with our daughter who's attending ISU. Hickory Park was packed as usual so we opted to dodge the long wait there. Ames has many great independent restaurants that we prefer but this chain put out good food... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Although this is a chain we like the fact that there are always interesting things to eat. A pound of crabs legs is fun and quite messy to eat but well worth the fight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My oldest son and my wife went there for lunch. We had the chowder which was a little bland in taste. However, the sweet bread was great with the garlic sauce. Also, the Feast we ordered, was great to share for two people. The lobster well cooked, not overcooked. The shrimp is also very well prepared. Also, the lobster tacos... More 

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Geneseo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ate hear on recent visit to ISU. Food was as expected at Red Lobster-no better and no worse than any other and we were happy with choice. Where it stood out for us was the waitress. Service was excellent and she spoke to my son about mostly good and few drawbacks of ISU. She was genuine and very friendly, as... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our large group went here to celebrate 2 family birthdays. We went right at 11:00 am to ensure that we could get a large table as they do not take reservations. They were happy to get tables together and we were seated within 5 minutes. The service was great. The manager stopped several times to make sure everything was cooked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I love red lobster's cheddar bay biscuits and I'll continue to go to the red lobster franchise but the food and service at the ames location was just mediocre. I've had worse experiences and much better ones but this one was way under par for red lobster.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We wanted to go out and have a nice seafood meal. Red Lobster is always good. The server was very attentive and kept our glasses full and the food came out fast. It was well prepared and delicious. The cheddar bay biscuits were delicious as always.

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Dickeyville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The service was very good and our meals were delicious! Would definitely eat here again! Well worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When we got here the line was standing out the door. We decided the endless shrimp was the reason for the line... Once we got in the endless shrimp were awesome..the shrimp never stopped.. And they were cooked to perfection!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-2922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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