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Dutch Oven Bakery

219 Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6637
515-232-9244
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Ranked #21 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
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- Aug 3, 2014
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I must admit, I'm a big fan of anything that contains almond paste. We have gone out of our way to make sure we can stop by Pella to pick up a few. But then we recently learned that we could find them much closer to home. They are every bit as good as those we've bought from Pella. Every... More

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Ames, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I don't actually sit down and eat here but I am very glad that Ames has The Dutch Oven. The Dutch Letters and the almond tarts go great with coffee, and I like to tell myself that the almonds make for a high protein breakfast! To be truthful, I;d have to say that Hy Vee makes better doughnuts. But nobody... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Okay maybe a slight exaggeration; however, I oftentimes drive approximately 100 miles round trip just to go to Dutch Oven Bakery ("DOB") to snatch up their apple fritters. They are very reasonable from a price perspective (.95 as of 11/25/2013) and the taste is incredible. The fritter itself is extremely soft and includes small apples in the center. If you... More

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San Antonio, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My son and I picked up breakfast for his family here yesterday and came home with a little bit more than we initially went for. We went for their croissant breakfast sandwiches ...served with ham (or bacon) egg and cheese; we came back with some donuts, a Danish and some peanut butter cookies :). Great prices ...great, hot, tasty breakfast... More

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sponge rocks, florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Dutch Oven makes nice Dutch Letters in the shape of an S. They have inexpensive lunches. But it is disappointing to find out that they use a margarine like substance in their baking instead of butter and also serve some mystery spread with their bread. If they would use more authentic ingredients it could be quite good. Highlight: the... More

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Boone, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I've only been to the Ames location once, but my wife and I frequent the Boone location. They always have great service and delicious donuts/pastries/cake/treats/etc. The Boone location is where they actually bake everything (I believe the Ames location just gets deliveries in from the Boone location). The Bird's Eye donut is the best!

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Ames, Iowa
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33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our favorite bakery in town. From donuts, to tarts, turnovers etc. this is the place. We had a large cake made for a birthday and it was decorated perfectly. Very tasty too!

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Manila
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53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This place makes some out-of-the-ordinary stuff and they do a solid job with everything. I've been there about a half-dozen times now. While nothing has knocked my socks off, I've never been disappointed either.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Great bakery, with a lot of tasty, rich, fattening good stuff! I have never had anything in there that was anything but delicious. They even serve a good tea room type lunch menu! Great tasting soups and sandwiches, and then you can have dessert!

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Ames,IA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a good place to get soup and salad and sandwich type lunch food. I believe they also have breakfast but am not sure. Not exceptional but good service and pretty fast, cozy atmosphere, Good choice of sandwiches and home made soup. Comes with cookie.

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