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Olde Main Brewing Company

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316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
515-232-7687
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food - Great Service

Had dinner at the bar watching the National Championship Football game. The bartender was excellent. He was very busy & friendly. I had the meatloaf with a side salad. It was a very nice salad & the meatloaf was very good. Nice beer selection of beer they make on site. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rich H
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Pequannock, New Jersey
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Lenexa, Kansas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were ISU alumni visiting from out of state and I wanted to surprise my husband for his birthday with family and friends from the area. We had a large party of 24. I called ahead and talked to Mike the manager and he had the tables all ready for us in a private area. The service for our large... More 

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Pequannock, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the bar watching the National Championship Football game. The bartender was excellent. He was very busy & friendly. I had the meatloaf with a side salad. It was a very nice salad & the meatloaf was very good. Nice beer selection of beer they make on site. Worth a visit.

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Thank Rich H
Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Good options. Courteous staff and service. Nacho platter was filling and tasty. Friends recommend the alcoholic options available for drinks..

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Thank Anuraag_Archer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Not worth eating here. The food and atmosphere were mediocre. Service was that of a college bar without a great selection of beer.

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Thank DiverJaneVV
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I love this place! one of the very cool places in ames iowa to check out! stop in or meet friends there, or just hang out!

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Thank Daniel R
Central City, Iowa
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The food and beer was very good, with a wide variety. The service was quick and our server was very kind and friendly. I highly recommend whether you like beer or not, the food is worth the stop!

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Thank Mikayla E
Omaha, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I travel A LOT for work and often try to find great local places instead of chains. Happened to drive by looking for a lunch spot. Fabulous chicken & rice soup of generous portion, very tasty smoked turkey sandwich and an exceptional server named Lynndon, very pleasant and accommodating student working a couple part time jobs. He really went out... More 

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Thank Greg P
Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The atmosphere was very classy and the beer was very good too. I would recommend this micro-brewery to anyone visiting the area.

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Thank Ben B
Ames
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It can be hard to get great beer and great food in one place but Olde Main delivers. The $1 pints for happy hour on Wednesday are a great way to have fun with friends and coworkers. I love their salads with a brew. The homemade root beer float is pretty darn yummy too.

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Thank Nancy F
Minnesota
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went for lunch on a Sat but had to stand under ceiling light to read menu. Ordered burger med rare but it was med with a corner that was burnt Ordered the hand cut fries and they were just short of being shoestring potatoes you get in a can. There were three that were good but the rest could be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-7687

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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