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Village Inn

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524 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6909
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Great Pie, Good Food, Comfortable seating

We love their pie, their food servings are generous and reasonably priced. This is one of our main places to go when we want a relaxed evening out. All day breakfast is a bonus too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Families with children
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English first
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love their pie, their food servings are generous and reasonably priced. This is one of our main places to go when we want a relaxed evening out. All day breakfast is a bonus too!

Thank AuntJeanne
Ames, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I went to Village Inn with a friend for a 10 am breakfast of strawberry crepes and a garden vegetable omelet. Both were very, very tasty. And the service was great! If you are looking for a good breakfast place, this is the place.

1 Thank DEB309
New Lenox, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

went for breakfast during Iowa State family weekend. There was a bit of a wait but they sat groups pretty quick and we didn't want very long. Liked their "build your breakfast" selection, lots of variety and economical as well. Food was great and service was fast. We didn't get any pie, but they looked wonderful. If we had gone... More 

1 Thank BDKBS
Ames, Iowa
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was my aunt's favorite place to eat. We celebrated her 100th birthday there. Good food, prompt service and they are very attentive to our needs/wants. Tasty pies galore!

1 Thank BETTY G
Carrizozo, NM
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My favorite restaurants are Perkins and Village Inn's. They know how to do it and with Village Inn you can have breakfast all day long.

1 Thank skippyangel
Des Moines, Iowa
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I was here 7Sep2015 and had the turkey dinner. The turkey was juicy and everything very hot and fresh. A little salty for me but really good food. Friendly service. Too full to get a piece of their wonderful pies. Definitely a family place! Marcydiner tantrum score 5/5-no screaming kids.

1 Thank init4keeps
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The food is actually decent, certainly fine for prices - a very "Perkins" look and feel. However, this is what went with it: Long wait (they were not busy) to be seated, long wait to get a server, lukewarm bordering on cold coffee, a hair in companion's eggs, garbage all over carpeting (probably hadn't been vacuumed since opening in morning),... More 

Thank Ben F
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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!

1 Thank 110kitty
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Buddylumpkin
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111 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank estadosunidos1

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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