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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 50
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Most recent review
Disappointing

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.... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Sharon C
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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Clearwater, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had dinner with some business associates on a late weekend evening. It's a dark restaurant with a lot of charm. The stained glass windows are beautiful. The appetizers were delicious! We had the goat cheese, seared tuna, and crispy calamari. Any one of them would have made a delicious meal. I had the spinach and salmon salad. It came... More 

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Jefferson, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Really great gourmet meals at a reasonable price. We've going to Aunt Maude's for over thirty years and it has gotten better with age. An Ames icon!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?