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Olde Main Brewing Company

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Olde Main Brewing Company
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316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
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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
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Low Bang for Buck

I am a huge fan of Micro Brews and on this note Olde Main does do a very good job. The food is very very expensive for what it is and there are few things on the menu that are worth it. I have tried twice with my Fiance. I got a "fish taco" which, no joke, turned out to... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
TDtraveler185
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Ames, Iowa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I am a huge fan of Micro Brews and on this note Olde Main does do a very good job. The food is very very expensive for what it is and there are few things on the menu that are worth it. I have tried twice with my Fiance. I got a "fish taco" which, no joke, turned out to... More 

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Huxley, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have very much enjoyed the various beers the restraunt produces throughout the year. In fact, they also brew a very good root beer as well. The restraunt has a nice atmosphere and the service is generally good. The food is average to good for this sort of thing. Nothing to "write home about" not a nice supliment to the... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a nice restaurant associated with a nice brew pub. They have a very nice selection of food that is very good. Sunday they have a buffet that allow you to pick a choose from a variety of food. I have been here several times and we have been very happy with the quality of food and service.

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Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere and good wait staff. They offer a vegetarian and gluten free menu, but fall very short on their understanding of nutrition. The menu had only one item with protein in it, and that was a trace of black beans in a lettuce based salad. I commend their effort, but ask that they consult a nutritionist, or at least... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great pit stop on way to Mayo from Arkansas. Craft beers were excellent. Chicken sandwich was over the top. Service was fantastic. Little off the beaten path, but worth the diversion. Only negative...Why does a town the size of Ames have parking meters? We were too hungry to notice them, and feeding me and my family was far more important... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I wanted to try the craft beers and we were pleased with their beers. We tried three different styles and liked them all. We had an appetizer which was pretty good too. We would recommend checking out this place!

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For a group of six we called down to see how busy they were so that we could make a choice on where to eat for the night. We were told there was no wait so we pulled our name off the list at a nother restaurant we were waiting at and drove over to Olde Main. We were shocked... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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155 reviews 155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been in Ames many times in the past few months on business. But had yet to visit Olde Maine Brewing. Visited this time with a group of colleague's. I was very pleased with the quality of their brew and the food. The environment is great for a brew pub. The wait staff did a great job handling our group.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Brewery, great atmosphere in bar, but food is very average. Service is average to slow. Nice place, but need to change menu to have more variety.

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Boone
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service is usually average, this time it was great. A family favorite, definitely one of Ames best. Try all of the beers, something for every taste. Good scotch selection too...

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