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Aunt Maude's

547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
515-233-4136
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Ranked #4 of 161 restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Oronoco, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were seated in a booth in the bar. We weren't real hungry so we ordered appetizers and wine. I had the New Orleans style BBQ shrimp with French bread. The shrimp were served in an etoufee-type sauce and the bread was excellent. Others in our group ordered a quinoa salad and corn cake special. Everything was excellent. Our server... More

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Ames, Iowa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Aunt Maude's seems to have been around for ever. It has been at the same location since before I attended Iowa State back in the early '80s. Many fine establishments have come and gone in Ames since then. Aunt Maude's is still around for a reason. Aunt Maude's is probably the most upscale restaurant in Ames. The prices reflect this... More

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Food is OK, seldom really good, prices quite high. I come occasionally for the atmosphere, which is very homey on the restaurant side -- great booths! -- and quite lively and fun on the bar side.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were looking for a place to have a nice family dinner while in town for basketball. After reading the reviews regarding the battle for best place to eat in Ames we decided to go to Aunt Maude's for dinner (we had breakfast at The Cafe). The food here was amazing! The atmosphere was great and the service was good!... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

started with the duck breast which we all enjoyed... the soup that (leek & ??) came with the entrée was EXCELLENT!! No complaints on any of the mains: lamb, tri-tip, chili rubbed filet, & prime rib. Everyone's plate was "happy". Did bread pudding & choc mousse for dessert...again, "happy". Wines by glass are moderate quality and price above moderate, but... More

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Iowa
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148 reviews 148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've eaten here many times over the past 30+ years, and some things have gotten better, some things have regressed. The atmosphere is good, but the menu selection is limited, and the quality of the steaks in particular are just average at best. The salads are pretty good, and the service is excellent. But bring you wallet.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For the best meal in Ames, Aunt Maudes is the place to go. Its great for ALL occasions, food, service and atmosphere are Super

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Overall, this is a pretty good place to dine. The decor is inviting and the dishes hit the mark of being above-average, but not excellent. The best thing on the menu [after dining here 20-plus times] is the filet. The service is above-average to excellent. This restaurant would be excellent overall if there was a little more variety on the... More

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Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

The prime rib is the best around. Try it blackened! The Tequila Chicken Fettuccine is unbelievable! They rotate a number of menu items, keeping things fresh.

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Wytheville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ate there alone during a business trip. Had the tri-tip steak sandwich with Blue cheese coleslaw. Tasted great. Wait staff was all business. As a solo traveler, I appreciate a little conversation from the locals, It makes a restaurant more welcoming

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