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Aunt Maude's

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547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
+1 515-233-4136
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (27 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“truffle fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We come to Ames quite often to take our nephew to lunch. This is probably our favorite place to eat. They always have a soup of the day that is great and one of my favorites is the French dip. Excellent sweet potato fries! Tremendous...More

Thank clbosco
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was pleasant enough that we ate outside. I loved the fact that they had bistro offerings -- smaller servings of some of their most popular dishes. Our server, Kate, helped to accommodate our weird requests while we're on the Keto diet. They also...More

Thank Kay K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit was hit and miss. Diet Coke served in a can with no refills. Bread and butter is not complimentary and has to be ordered. Both practices very unusual for midwestern restaurants. The lasagna was the special and was just okay. Prime rib was served...More

Thank krogersku
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Aunt Maude's is an Ames restaurant matriarch. Tonight did not disappoint and anyone who knows the joy of eating out in a college town in the summer can sympathize with the delight I experienced in walking right in on a Friday night and not having...More

Thank dereksarahthomas
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We were promptly greeted and seated when we arrived. Food was very good and came out quickly. My only complaint would be that our water glasses were not refilled at any point... Considering it was very hot outside and we had been walking around and...More

Thank megsjeans18
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Staff: Super chill. I had no change for the parking meter and, without asking, the hostess just gave me 50 cents which way more than covered our stay and didn't want it back. Brian the bartender was super helpful and relaxed. Gave us great recommendations...More

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Their service is great, but there's nothing too special about the food. The angel hair pasta is tasty and the steak sandwich is my go to when I go there. Overall, it's your typical American eatery. I'd go here again if I ran out of...More

Thank TravelEatSleepz
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

I actually first visited Aunt Maude's w hen it first opened and I was a student at ISU. The food was good but what I remember most was the unsalted butter, something I had never tasted before and instantly became became a lifelong favorite. Over...More

1  Thank Coldcasegirl
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Went to Aunt Maudes on a recommendation from a friend a year ago. We went on a Wednesday evening around 8, after a lacrosse game. The place had been packed, but many tables were leaving as we arrived. Fast service. Fantastic food and Truffle Fries...More

Thank Beth O
Reviewed April 12, 2018

My wife and I had a great lunch here this week. My wife has been here, but the last I was here, there was no such thing as Trip Advisor. I noticed some dinner menus that were too rich for my blood, but the lunch...More

Thank Kornkurt
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from SRCAIN1957 | Reviewed this property |
Not really...closer to old downtown...on Main near the old depot.
Lorry L
November 11, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-4136
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