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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 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
Good Beer!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Bob B
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Leawood, Kansas
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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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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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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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113 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Howard, Colorado
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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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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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46 helpful votes 46 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?