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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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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 10
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit!

Great atmosphere, friendly service (until it was time for the check....which took forEVER!). Everyone at our table was very pleased with their food. The steak on my salad was tender and cooked perfectly. I had a Clone beer (pale ale), which had a strange bitter aftertaste - not sure if it was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, friendly service (until it was time for the check....which took forEVER!). Everyone at our table was very pleased with their food. The steak on my salad was tender and cooked perfectly. I had a Clone beer (pale ale), which had a strange bitter aftertaste - not sure if it was an obscure/funky hop, or if there was some... More 

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Brainard, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very cool brew and eatery. The micro brews on site were fantastic and the steaks superb. I will definitely be back again.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wife and I stopped after attending a family event. We arrived at the restaurant around 8 p.m. on a Saturday and were promptly seated. There were plenty of empty tables but it's summer in a college town so that is to be expected. Waitress took our drink orders and returned in a reasonable time with the drinks and to take... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Olde Main has a good beer line up and the Sunday brunch with made to order omelettes definitely makes it a place to visit but the inconsistent quality of food over the years makes it hard to give it much more than a 3

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I visit this place every time I go back to Ames to visit my daughter. The beers are really good, and the food is delicious. The place is huge--seats a LOT of people, so you rarely have to wait to be seated. Highly recommend this place!

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Ankeny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great variety of food items. Specials are Devine. My daughters burger was a little under-cooked but everything else was very good.

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Dubuaue
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food was excellent. Our server was extremely prompt, pleasant, a good listener, interacted well on all levels with all of us, and in general made our evening that much better. I would strongly recommend this restaurant. The menu is varied and the chef obviously understands how to cook things in a manner that suits the needs of the patrons well.... More 

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Ames
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is first and foremost a brewery. They have a decent variety of microbrews which are pretty tasty but always leave me with a little stomach ache. You cant beat $1 pint night on Wednesdays however. Their food is an entirely different story. On the whole I feel like this restaurant is over priced and typically delivers low quality food... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not a good experience. The first red flag was when we first walked in - hardly any people there on a Friday night. Seated right by the door when there was an abundance of more comfortable seating elsewhere, and waited too long for our food. The food was very poor, the corn bread pairing the brisket was obviously up to... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

In Ames for a Dance Competion. Had an hour and a half to kill, so we thought we would try them out. The place looks very nice and upscale pub kind of look inside. We had high hopes. It was a Saturday around 2PM. Not busy at all. Should have been our first clue. Besides a state wide dance comp... More 

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Additional Information about Olde Main Brewing Company

Address: 316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
Phone Number: 515-232-7687
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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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
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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