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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great indoor and outdoor environment

Some places make it all about the food and forget about the rest. Wallaby's has good food and friendly staff. They have good divided eating areas for couples and quiet conversation, an open area in the bar for a more bar feeling and an upstairs patio that is mostly covered but open and breezy layed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After 3 visits, and three different selections, all I can say is that the hype doesn't measure up to the reality.

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Some places make it all about the food and forget about the rest. Wallaby's has good food and friendly staff. They have good divided eating areas for couples and quiet conversation, an open area in the bar for a more bar feeling and an upstairs patio that is mostly covered but open and breezy layed out a little like a... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had my wedding reception here. All the workers were super friendly. Everyone went out of their way to make sure my guests were helped.

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

The hostess and server were really nice and friendly and the atmosphere was trendy. The food wasn't that great. The prices were a bit high for the quality. The pasta salad was a cream-based style but really dry and seemed old. The bbq pork sandwich with slaw was just gross! It was way too vinegary for a Carolina style bbq... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were there with a group of 8 HS dancers and parents. They seated us in two sections and were very attentive to our large groups. The drinks were fast and tasty. The crab appetizer was very good though thought the price was a bit high for two cakes and nothing else. It is rather dark for my liking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went to eat there due to its rooftop patio. The drinks for your average bar drinks and the food was good. Had chips and salsa and Mahi Mahi Tacos. Service wasn't the best but the waitress and bartender really had too many customers to do their jobs sufficiently.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really love the atmosphere of the new location and the wait staff was pleasant. The food was ok. The portion size was a bit small. It recently opened so I will give it another try and hope for better.

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What is there to say? It took them over a half an hour to bring out our food and was not worth waiting for. I had the Mahi Mahi Tacos. They were not the warmest and the red cabbage coleslaw topping was the worst I have had. My wife had the salmon salad and the salmon had almost no seasoning... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?