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Stomping Grounds

303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-5258
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chicago, illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I visited my daughter who attends Iowa State and her friends recommended this place. It is within walking distance from anywhere on campus. We ate dinner here and the menu includes breakfast dishes that were available anytime during the day. I had the goat cheese crepe and it was delicious. My daughter had the egg sandwich and the others had... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

They fresh brew each cup of coffee, and it tastes great! I also tried a ham and gruyere crepe (hold the egg) it was delicious and came with a side of yogurt parfait (slight upcharge for that choice). Perfect on a rainy morning! Will definitely be back!

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Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is one thing certain.. You will never find this meeting place if you look for a sign, no blinking lights, not a letter anywhere.. but that's remarkable.. its been that way over 15 years.. The menu is dependable.. rarely changes.. there is a good mixture of customers, old, young, middle aged.. Stomping Grounds is in Campustown, on Welch Ave,... More

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Eau Claire WI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our family stopped here on Sat 13th after a lovely visit to Rieman Gardens. Great outside patio seating..lots of glass walls. Enjoyed the Lemon Ice..

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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

tried the egg curry sandwich, average taste. Small portions. Nice atmosphere, good place to do coffee and chat.

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Nevada, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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