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Bufords Steak House & BBQ

2601 E 13th St, Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center, Ames, IA 50010-8606
+1 515-232-9260
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good7%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible51%
Dec 28, 2017
“Not bad, Not Great”
Nov 12, 2017
“Limited hours”
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Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2601 E 13th St, Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center, Ames, IA 50010-8606
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

We visited this restaurant while staying at the Quality Inn in Ames, IA. When we arrived, there were no other patrons in the establishment. It is a large facility, so I figured that, since it was Thursday night, it was probably a much busier place...More

Thank Jerry K
Reviewed November 12, 2017

A little run down but service was excellent and the food was good and my very hungry daughter got seated without the 25-35 minute wait at 3 other places we had tried.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We walked in after traveling all day, there were two other tables and we were not greeted in any way. There were 2 people we saw who appeared to work there. Both looked at us a couple times but said nothing. We chose a place...More

Thank HeatherConrad
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place, it's always nice to have a good bar/restaurant attached to the hotel. Their food was really good and the service was as well. Will come back again

Thank Shane E
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Aye here a few nights while I stayed at the hotel attached to it. The staff was friendly and the food is excellent. Looking forward to eating here next year

Thank Shane E
Reviewed January 22, 2016

I had heard some mixed reviews on this place, but decided to try it and decide for myself. Went there to grab some dinner while talking business with a colleague. A farmer's conference had just left, so the place was very quiet at around 7...More

Thank Todd L
Reviewed November 12, 2015

We were traveling late into the evening and were grateful for the great dinner and outstanding service. Because we were so late, some of the menu items weren't available, but the server had a great sense of humor and made sure we did not end...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very generic, obviously prefab burger patty "fresh" from the freezer. Zero toppings on it except for mushrooms from the jar and processed-type generic American cheese. Doh. No lettuce, No tomato, No onion No Pickle, no greens or anything crunchy on it. Just the cheese and...More

1  Thank Mister G
Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Waited for 45 minutes for meat that's tougher than your mother in law ...bad service and bad food..we were in town for class of 2015 graduation "I want to give a little shout out to my niece Kelsey. .congrats" so I guess they don't care...More

3  Thank Mike W
Reviewed August 30, 2014

1. This was a Game Day in Ames and the place didn't open until 5 pm. 2. When it opened at 5 there were only 2 other people - at the bar. 3. ONE waitress/bartender. 4. Brown lettuce. 5. Straight from the pit smoked meats...More

1  Thank cindyhick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 E 13th St, Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center, Ames, IA 50010-8606
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-9260
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