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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 30
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice coffee place with great food!

Stomping grounds, right in Campus Town, is always a good choice for coffee and lunch! Very few coffee places actually have good food too! (they even have some nice wine choices)!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Kevin N
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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was good food at a reasonable price, and the restaurant is an easy walking distance from anywhere on campus.

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Thank HappyDramaMama
Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A frequent watering hole for Friday afternoons in the summer. Their beer selection is great, prices right, and the patio is large and lively. This is also a favorite sandwich and light meal location in campustown.

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Thank Mike B
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stomping grounds, right in Campus Town, is always a good choice for coffee and lunch! Very few coffee places actually have good food too! (they even have some nice wine choices)!

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Thank Kevin N
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I believe their tea selection is quite good and unique. The food selection is rather limited and a bit pricey for what you get. The atmosphere is very nice.

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Thank 716marleew
Des Moines, Iowa
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Stomping Grounds has simple sandwiches on fresh bread, soups, and salads, and specializes in cafe food and experience. It's not fine dining, but offers good food close to campus (Iowa State).

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Thank JASON H
San Francisco
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152 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nice place to hang out and be seen or people watch. Outside tables one of the few places in Campustown to watch the world go by. Need more places like this. Food decent but over-priced.

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Thank Cubecritter
Ames, Iowa
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Two of us had brunch together. We expected to enjoy conversation and a nice meal. Conversation is difficult due to the open, hard surfaces and arrangement of the room and resulting loud background noise. Since I understood the restaurant is know for the French menu, I had the quiche. Quite disappointing as it seemed to be several days old, quite... More 

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Thank Michael A
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I used to live in Ames and eat at Stomping Grounds all the time. It was my go to for food. I got one of two things they were just so good! I got the egg salad sandwich with a side salad or the chicken and rice soup with the homemade bread. Both are incredibly delicious. The atmosphere is perfect,... More 

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Thank bailamariposa
Shawnee, Kansas
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I had the poached eggs over toast and a chai latte that sure beat the heck out of my alternative, the included breakfast at my hotel.

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Thank Kristin W
Central City, Iowa
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89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place is a different little cafe. Food was great, slightly pricy though. Great atmosphere for a friends outing.

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Thank Mikayla E

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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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