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Olde Main Brewing Company

316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
515-232-7687
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Ranked #46 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
San Francisco Bay Area
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137 reviews 137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW 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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Howard, Colorado
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158 reviews 158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The menu at the Olde Main Brewing Company was very extensive. So we had to work hard to make our selections. I settled on the Olde Main Wings and then selected the Sodbuster Stout Ale which is brewed on site. My wife ordered the Saltimbocca Chicken Sandwich with shaved prosciutto served on a toasted pretzel hoagie - she loves pretzel... More

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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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 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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