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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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Good Service, Decent Food

The menu here is more limited and less focused than when it used to feature French cuisine, but it is still one of the few choices for decent dining on Main Street. After the efficient young server took our orders, we were brought a basket of tasty house-made chips sprinkled with a generous amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Karen W
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The menu here is more limited and less focused than when it used to feature French cuisine, but it is still one of the few choices for decent dining on Main Street. After the efficient young server took our orders, we were brought a basket of tasty house-made chips sprinkled with a generous amount of salt and cracked pepper. When... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was excellent with great atmosphere. I was part of a group of 6. We had reservations. We ate inside but there was a patio. I had the tequila chicken. Service excellent.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We sat out front on a warm night and watched the trains go by. Food was good and service was excellent. This is obviously the local hot spot. If you're driving through Ames - this is a great place to grab lunch or dinner.

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Lincoln
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I found Aunt Maud's on TripAdvisor looking for something exceptional. It could be easy to overlook or miss this little bistto-like restaurant in Downtown Ames. There was ample parking for early diners. I was greeted warmly and given a nice private little booth. Service was prompt, not rushed. My food was great but for ordering blackening on prime rib that... More 

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Ames Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant is definitely an Ames local favorite! The food is always prepared to perfection. One really cannot go wrong with ordering anything on the menu. An all-time favorite, however, is the tequila chicken fettuccine - a must if you haven't had previously!

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been to this place many times and even ordered takeout, which is just as tasty as dining in. I have ordered many things here but am partial to the blackened chicken on angel hair pasta, so I usually order it. I have had both lunch and dinner here but seem to enjoy eating lunch here a bit more.

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I like Aunt Maude's because they serve consistently wonderful food, with excellent service in a quiet and relaxing environment. I especially like the "Bistro" specials- these are smaller servings of some of their most popular entrees. You can eat luxuriously or simply at Aunt Maude's but the food will be delicious on either end of the price spectrum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. When the weather is nice their outdoor patio is a wonderful place to enjoy a drink or dinner.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You can always count on a tasty meal when you dine at Aunt Maude's. The environment is dim, quiet and relaxed.

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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful quiet atmosphere, great food and service. The waiter was great in helping me make choices and I enjoyed everything he suggested. If I ever have occasion to visit Ames again, I would not hesitate to come back. A bit pricey, but very nice.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?