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524 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6909
515-232-5111
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Acceptable in the morning

I visit this place on a weekly basis for breakfast. If you come before the crowd, the breakfast is nice and service fine. My only gripes are the servers who a.) come to work with dirty cloth already and b.) who handle my glass or mug with their fingers around were I want to put my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2013
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MANKATO
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125 reviews 125 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here. It is located near the Iowa State campus and appears very popular. We enjoyed great hot turkey sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, chili, etc. All tasted great. There was a special on fruit pies for 8.99, and after lunch, our group of 6 was able to share one at our table--yummy cherry!

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went to this restaurant after an Iowa State football game on a Saturday afternoon. We were really impressed with the attentive, friendly waitress. Our food arrived quickly. I ordered the half reuben sandwich with the southwest salad. Everything was really well prepared...the sandwich was hot and the salad was fresh and very tasty. I had the triple berry pie... More 

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Iowa
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147 reviews 147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I visit this place on a weekly basis for breakfast. If you come before the crowd, the breakfast is nice and service fine. My only gripes are the servers who a.) come to work with dirty cloth already and b.) who handle my glass or mug with their fingers around were I want to put my mouth...disgusting and a reason... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My octogenarian parents enjoy the Village Inn, especially when on a road trip as was the case this past weekend. My mother loved the potato pancakes, my father had a fish dinner with plenty for takeaway. Seating was efficient, our waitress used the pat and ineffective reply, "I have no idea" when asked a question beyond her reach - unwilling... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I have been to this location several times over the last few months and order the same thing every time; the California Skillet. This skillet says it comes with eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, spinach, onions, mushrooms avocado and hollandaise sauce. I have ordered the skillet at least four times and each time it is prepared incorrectly. The first time I ordered... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

They always are willing to make special things not on the menu. Try the chocolate chip pancakes!! Manager was helpful and chipped in to help when everyone else was busy.

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Andover, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

At at Village Inn this morning. All of our meals were great and service was very, very quick. Wait staff were all pleasant and helpful. VIB Breakfast was great..

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Cave Creek
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153 reviews 153 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When I was there last, it was looking just a little tired. The service was only average and the food was acceptable. I have been to much better Village Inns down in Arizona and was a little disappointed at the dining experience here.

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Ames,IA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Several years ago food and service here was shoddy at best. Even the physical appearance of the store just wasn't up to par. Then they got a new manager and everything changed. I went in this week. The food was good (and I'm picky), the service was very good and friendly. Service was a bit slow both times I went... More 

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Ames, IA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My spouse and I stopped into the Village Inn in Ames for breakfast on a Sunday. We expected there to be a bit of a wait, and there was. However, the dining room was totally disorganized. The hostess was trying to take names, check on the status of available tables, call names and escort customers to their table AND run... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6909
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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