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2733 Stange Road, Ames, IA 50014-3401
(515) 292-1167
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Will probably try again

We'd never been to the other Wallaby's in town, so had nothing to compare it with. The atmosphere was pleasant, and though we went while it was busy, our wait was only about 10 minutes. The server was very helpful in explaining menu items and in making suggestions when asked. The white cheddar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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English first
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We ate at the old location several times a month. I have been to the new location 4 times and once for lunch. The common theme is that we miss the old location/vibe. This would be a fun place for cocktails outside if you have a deep wallet. It is less appealing / comfortable with a family. I like the... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We'd never been to the other Wallaby's in town, so had nothing to compare it with. The atmosphere was pleasant, and though we went while it was busy, our wait was only about 10 minutes. The server was very helpful in explaining menu items and in making suggestions when asked. The white cheddar nuggets were tasty, and I really enjoyed... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I LOVE the new location..a quiet table in the back is best. The food was even better than the old location. Service was really good. TRY the tenderloin and either the salad with white wine vinegarette or the tomato vinegarette...WONDERFUL!

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Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very modern restaurant and bar in a new building and new location with a sports theme centered on the Iowa State Cyclones. I visited it on a Saturday eve and there were families with young kids as well as couples in their later years. The menu may not be huge but there are plenty of good items to choose from.... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We loved the new Wallaby's in Somerset. The decor and atmosphere is great and they have the same great food. We were seated in a room with two tables, two booths and a fireplace which made for a very relaxing atmosphere. Looking forward to the roof top patio bar this summer.

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Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Well-done on the new location decor and the space, although the parking situation is terrible. Service for lunch was too slow for it being the official lunch hour. Unfortunately, what used to be a solid place in the old location is terrible at present. My wife had a side-salad with four whole pieces of uncut lettuce and few extra garnish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been to the new Wallaby's a few times already. Everything on the "Creole" menu is great, but the shrimp-and-grits left me still hungry, which was disappointing at $14 (one of the highest-priced menu items). I think that the portions are generally small for the price, but I know the ingredients, sauces and whatnot are always made fresh and they... 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

The smaller room sized areas greatly cut down on the noise you might expect from a really busy restaurant. Food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Love the new building in a totally new area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food tasted great and service was great as well. Prices were average. Plenty of TV's to watch games. Mood style lighting. Only downside was the parking, but still worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great location. Horrible parking. Long wait. The food was better (and much better priced) at the old Wallaby's. I would call this renewal a whiff so far. The management better improve the food and lower the prices, or they won't last long. Basic college fare for a very large price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2733 Stange Road, Ames, IA 50014-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 292-1167

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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