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Stomping Grounds

303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-5258
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Ranked #19 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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85% Recommend
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English first
Nevada, Iowa
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Ames, especially during the summer when we can sit on the patio. It is always busy, even when the students are not on campus. There are usually many choices for coffee, which is brewed by the cup. The menu has not changed in the years we've been eating there, but... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Terrible Service! I went there with my roommates at 7 o'clock and were seated outside. We ordered our drinks, but it took over 15 mins to bring out two waters and two ice teas. By 7:30 no one had asked to take our orders and we still had our menus so we asked multiple waiters/waitresses if they would take our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our first trip to Ames to tour ISU for my son. After a lovely but long day on Campus, we asked one of our guides their favorite place to eat off campus and there we were! We had tasty tea from the extensive menu, fabulous bruschetta, and yummy sandwiches. The service was friendly and efficient and it was a lovely... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great location for coffee and a light breakfast. I have been here often and always enjoy the outside dining area. The menu is limited but everything is good. The service is good. The restroom is around the corner in the building hallway and the parking is on the street so if they are busy you may have to walk a... More

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Ames, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great outdoor seating in spring/summer/fall and excellent soup, sandwiches, crepes, breakfast items. A great place for a drink as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited Stomping Grounds on a Friday afternoon to enjoy the live music, tasty food and some wine on a beautiful evening. The atmosphere is lively and the wine is delicious. The music was a little intrusive at times but the it is to be expected. We enjoyed a few appetizers; bruschetta, olive tapenade and a cheese plate. To top... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Had a very good panini and the cold beer I had wasn't bad either will return here when we visit our son again

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Coffee was superior, very good service. Could work well for kids, nice outdoor seating. Had the french toast which was very good.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a great little place near the campus at Iowa State. They have an expansive outdoor deck, and the interior is very Scandinavian. Blond woods and simple, but tasteful. The food and service here are both really great, and it is a wonderful place to spend part of a summer evening.

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sponge rocks, florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

You have to know where to look to find Stomping Grounds because there is no sign to indicate its location. But...once you do it's great. The wine list is extensive, there is outside seating and live music on the deck sometimes. A highlight: Croque Monsieur better than what you can find in Paris due to its crunchiness and freshness. Coffee... More

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