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Stomping Grounds

303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-5258
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Ranked #7 of 160 restaurants in Ames
Most recent review
- Dec 16, 2013
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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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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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8 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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19 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I checked this place out on my first trip to Ames as I wanted some local flair. The breakfast and coffee were both good and the service was extremely friendly. I had the crepe combo with egg and bacon and a nice Bolivian coffee. I would recommend it as a great introduction to the menu. I'll be back!

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