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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
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 24
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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
Delish variety

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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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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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Moline, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went with 7 people. It was a busy afternoon (game on tv and valentines day). Everyone had a sandwich. Turkey sandwich good, burger good, muffaletta very salty and heavy on olive seasoning. Onion rings excellent. Everyone that had fries said toooooo salty. Great atmosphere (nice historic photos with captions on the walls), Huge place, nice waitresses, recommend but ask for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Best service I've had in awhile. Waitress was attentive and had a wonderful personality. Food was unique and beer was great. Stayed for awhile.

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Hartford, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Friendly wait staff. Menu with a choice of meats and fish. Convenient parking in the rear with an large rear entrance

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Ankeny
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I love coming here because the staff is always so welcoming. They have knowledge of the menu as well as their beer on tap. Always enjoyable and love it!

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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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