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The IowaStater Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , American
2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
+1 515-268-2238
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
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“corn chowder” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Grill, American
$$ - $$$
2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We loved the corn chowder!!!! Our dinners were delicious!!! Steak was some of the best ever!!!! Friendly and efficient service! Nice atmosphere! Enjoyable dinner!

Thank Ladybug4JESUS
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

While stating at the Gateway Hotel, our family came here for Sunday brunch. I called to see if we needed reservations for 8 and was told we did not. When we arrived we discovered that they had held a private room for our family !...More

Thank puma1954
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We had a tight time frame so we called ahead. They got us in in reasonable time. Our server was very attentive. He even brought out the check early so we could pay right away. We both ordered the omelets and the were delicious. We...More

Thank singingaccordionist
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I stopped here for breakfast when staying in the hotel because it came with the room. The hotel was great, the restaurant was underwhelming. I arrived at about 8am, it was 2/3 empty yet I had to wait for almost 10 minutes to be seated...More

Thank GeoChemProf
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

I had a business dinner at the Iowastater. The staff was friendly and the decor pleasant. I had the Cy Burger with fries, the meat was cooked as I desired and the ingredients were fresh. The proportion was reasonable, as was the price ($12).

Thank Tourvel_67
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The restaurant is located inside the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. The restaurant / bar is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. We had the salmon salad, which is EXCELLENT. I've had other food here before and it is usually pretty good. Our...More

Thank Dreamer72
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast meeting was very nice. Private dining allowed for easy interaction and conversation. The breakfast buffet had a good selection of choices and the quality was very good.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My New York steak was perfectly done (medium rare), but was a bit grisly. Caesar salad was skimpy. My wife had the peppercorn pork tenderloin - very tasty but a bit overboard on the pepper. Corn chowder and potato soup and sausage soup was very...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed September 17, 2016

We both tried their BLT sandwich with Sriracha sauce and smoked thick back, it was so good! The only bad part was the tomato but the buy local and our local tomatoes haven't been than good because of excessive heat. Loved, loved, loved their fries...More

Thank Azona50036
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Quiet bar, easy to visit with friends. Nice local beer selection. Food was nothing to write home about.

Thank Marty G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Bar, Grill, American
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-268-2238
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Full Service restaurant, steeped in the history of Iowa State University, where comfort and fine dining meet!

A full bar featuring Iowa spirits and beers, private dining room, and relaxed atmosphere make it perfect for socializing or special occasions. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; now featuring our bottomless bloody mary and mimosa bar!

Call to make a reservation today or see our website for additional information!
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