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Olde Main Brewing Company

316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
515-232-7687
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Ranked #51 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
Price range: $15 - $20
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the mac & cheese lollipops for an appetizer!!!! Ordered the salmon sandwich for my main entrée--delicious!! The atmosphere and decor is unique. For such a large place it feels very cozy.

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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While visiting family in my hometown of Ames, Iowa, I had the joy of dining at Olde Main on three different occasions, in one short week. All were fabulous. I appreciated being given the space for a long lunch with a long-time friend. Never felt rushed. Ice Tea refills were non-stop. Wait Staff very cordial and efficient. And the pork... More

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Laramie, Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nobody in our group of 4 really liked their food, which took forever to arrive on a busy Saturday night. Dry, bland pork chop. My Chicago Dog was okay. We regret not waiting at Great Plains Sauce and Dough Co. or Hickory Park.

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Clare, Iowa, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We have had many yummy lunches over the last few years, but our dinner tonight was awful. The place was nearly deserted at 6:30, but we waited 25 minutes for our salads to arrive. My salad was an uninspired 10 dollar chopped salad....small portion, no crackers, bread, or presentation. Hubby had the special-- taco salad. The bowl was overlooked, tough,... More

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family met here for the Father's Day Brunch. Unfortunately, many of the items were not always available, it was difficult to determine what the choices were, especially for the desserts, and we had to ask frequently for clean plates or unavailable items. Most items, except the desserts which were not impressive at all, were good, but not exceptional. And... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited the pub. Had the Olde Main burger with a Sodbuster. Burger was cooked well. Atmosphere was relaxed.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The beer was so-so; I ordered the lager, and it was almost too flat. No head at all. I thought about sending it back, but drank it anyway. Flavor was OK, though. I ordered the salmon sandwich, and was surprised how small it was. The piece of salmon was about the size of a deck of cards, and it was... More

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Marietta, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ours meals were excellent. My wife had the tortellini which is their signature dish and was simply to die for. My steak was done exactly as ordered. The beer was simply outstanding. The waitress was kind and accommodating to our children. I would definitely eat here again if we return to Ames.

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Boone
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beer is really good,. Good collection of whiskey. Food is good Iowa food, served hot and presented well. Like most Ames restaurants, service was off, but they tried and cared about our satisfaction. Overall, best casual restaurant in Ames.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went here looking for a nice meal. I got the beef brisket. It had good flavor but the portion size was very small.. If portion size is what's your looking for good luck...

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