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

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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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English first
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152 reviews 152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Central Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Ames, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Whenever I visit Ames, about every 6 months, I always go by SG. Perhaps because I come rarely that I didn't get "tired" of it. I can see that the menu hasn't changed over all the times I visited, but I haven't exhausted the list yet. As for service, may be I was "lucky," and had never had a bad... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food at Stomping Grounds is tasty and well presented. The ingredients are fresh and put together in interesting ways. The problem? The menu has remained fixed for double digit years. It's insane. You cannot serve the same items over and over and over. The coffee isalso mediocre. This review makes me sad, because this place could be so much... More 

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Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stomping Grounds is a great little coffee shop off the beaten path just south of campus. I love going there in the summer time for their smoothies. They are always made with fresh fruit and are the best in town. Stomping Grounds is a great place to hand out with friends over coffee, work on homework, or even catch a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you judge life based on your first impressions, all it takes is ordering a chai latte at Stomping Grounds to assume two things: 1) the staff hate their lives and 2) since you can see their misery steaming from their bodies, they make enough money to not care about their tips. The chai is absolutely delicious, and that's what... More 

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chicago, illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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62 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Stomping Grounds

Address: 303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
Phone Number: (515) 292-5258
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
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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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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