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Aunt Maude's

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547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
515-233-4136
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Menu selections are a nice variety at this quaint establishment

Ames is not known as the hotbed for fine dining (no offense Ames,) and we were searching fro something more casual than not... we stumbled across Maude's and were quite impressed. Small, quiet, private atmosphere allowed for easy conversation. Full bar, nice salmon appetizer, and warm bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
David F
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Swansea, Illinois
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Swansea, Illinois
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268 reviews 268 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Ames is not known as the hotbed for fine dining (no offense Ames,) and we were searching fro something more casual than not... we stumbled across Maude's and were quite impressed. Small, quiet, private atmosphere allowed for easy conversation. Full bar, nice salmon appetizer, and warm bread throughout made this a full course meal. The pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The scotch pours were delicious but came with big-city prices. We choose two appetizers: the BBQ shrimp and croquettes. If your order the shrimp, be prepared for salad shrimp in a strange-tasting cream sauce to be spooned over baguette slices. The waitress said it's quite popular, but for us one bite was enough. The croquettes were bland. Most of our... More 

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Il
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We opted for the fish fry for a few reasons. One it was Friday and two the menu was very pricey. The fish was way over done and had no flavor. The sweet potato fries were breaded and didn't need to be. It made them too heavy. The only reason they got one star was because the service was good.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I worked here back when I was in college in the 80's so I wanted to take my husband out to eat here (so he could picture the place I told so many stories about!). The decor has been updated considerably since then (in a good way - although part of me wished it hadn't for nostalgia's sake). The menu... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had to wait, which was to be expected on the Friday before Valentines Day...The manager was very apologetic and we were seated pretty quickly, considering. Our waitress was terrific. She was always there when we needed a refill or anything, but didn't hover about as some do. Our food was delicious and more than enough. Will my husband and... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

4 of us had a post holiday lunch get together. we ate in the bar area, had Russ as our server/bartender. he did a great job knowing when to chat with us and when to just let us carry on our own conversation. food was very good and came out looking very nice also.

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Ames, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I agree with some of the reviews, i.e., good food, good service, somewhat pricey. If I were a resident in Ames, I'd dine here 1 out of 5-10 times I eat out. To use the ratings of Michelin, dine at this place if you happen to be in Ames. But, it's not worth a detour on a trip from, say,... More 

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food here was excellent, as was the service. There were four in our party in town for a business meeting. We sat in the bar area. Very enjoyable, and very good.

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20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Food was excellent, good portion sizes and great flavor. The price on the menu didn't match the price on the check and the menu was pretty pricy.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Business dinner. The room was nice and quiet, food was great, decent wine selection for a small town and the service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-233-4136

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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