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Stomping Grounds

303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-5258
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Ranked #9 of 161 restaurants in Ames
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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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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NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Ames, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Went there for a lunch meeting with a friend and found it to be a very nice coffee house and Restaurant. They serve good sandwiches, salads, and a variety of other foods. We had a very nice working lunch and enjoyed the food. They also have a large variety of coffee and teas.

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great place to relax, have a cup of coffee or a pint of beer. It's a local hang out as well as a good place to get something delicious to eat. The patio is great. The interior is sparse but cozy. The atmosphere is young and relaxed. You can't go wrong here. CW

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Ames, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Really love the ambiance. Check when will be the time for live performance, go at that time. have your meal outside. You won't regret it.

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