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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 22
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  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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