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303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-5258
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch spot.

We normally visit the stomping grounds for breakfast. but today we stopped in for a quick lunch. the food was great and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this spot on a pretty day. Inside dining is limited, but there are plenty of tables outside

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Gary S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Des Moines, Iowa
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There was no signage that we saw, but knew approximately where this café was located. Relaxed atmosphere. Nice aromas. Varied menu and extensive drink menu from coffees to alcoholic beverages. Great seating selection from indoors to out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The atmosphere was relaxed and classy. All the food that was ordered by our group tastes delicious! This place is a go to bunch when traveling in Ames!

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Centerville, Iowa
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited during summer orientation for our daughter. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was relaxing. We did a brie and fruit plate, salad and sandwiches. All were fresh and had layers of flavor and textures. We didn't order beer or wine but they have a nice variety if coffee or tea is not what you're in the mood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Nice outdoor patio, very good service. Some sandwiches were on the small side, but many great options and all food was top quality. We went there twice in three days!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Modern Cafe in a pretty simplistic area. Stomping grounds outperforms every nearby restaurant it's almost humorous. Great food, great outdoor seating. Good beer selection. Great place to go when you feel like treating yourself.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I like the open and varied seating. For under $10 I had a great looking and tasting breakfast. The place is classy in appearance and presentation of food and staff. I ordered two eggs and two pieces of toast with a generous "small" serving of dark roast coffee. Great menu, healthy, medium sized meals, perfect for me. Next time I'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

There's nothing like breakfast on the patio on a summer day and Stomping Grounds has plenty of patio with shade trees. There is a wide variety of coffee and teas available. Coffee is available from light roast to full bodied and delicious. The breakfast menu is somewhat limited but there's plenty from which to choose. The quiche is excellent and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Loved this place, my wife and I were staying nearby and kept noticing people eating outside at this Campus Town location. the signage isn't great so its kinda hard to see what type place it really is. at first we thought just coffee and pastries, boy were we wrong. the food was great, my wife had a Greek salad and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We normally visit the stomping grounds for breakfast. but today we stopped in for a quick lunch. the food was great and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this spot on a pretty day. Inside dining is limited, but there are plenty of tables outside

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Breakfast is always a tricky meal. Just getting out of bed can make a reviewer cranky! But the Stomping Grounds can melt all that morning angst away. A quiet and mellow place in the morning, it's just the place to ease me into a busy day. The poached eggs are masterful and the croissants from LeCoq are "magnifique." The grapefruit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 292-5258
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?