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Olde Main Brewing Company

$$ - $$$American, ,
316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
+1 515-232-7687
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was uncertain after reading mixed reviews of this establishment. We found service to be slow, but the food was quite good. I had the salmon and my daughter had a burger. Both were very good and plated nicely.

Thank Saraj1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a couple of times and have enjoyed both visits. My last visit I got the chicken tacos. The tacos were very good but had less meat than I would have preferred in relation to the salsa and vegetables. My mom got...More

Thank Lifeisanodyssey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and different enough to set it up as a "Come back again" place. Best ice tea in Ames (sorry Starbucks). Friendly staff and great service.

Thank David L
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Moved the kids to college and took the out to eat at old main! The food was good and there was a good selection of beers!

Thank RickTerri
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to like it, great location in downtown Ames. The Philly was served on a hot dog bun with a side of terribly generic potato salad on a very cold empty looking plate. The beer was fine but generic. The restaurant was nearly empty, ate...More

Thank John R
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We have eaten here several times over the years and keep coming back for more. The last couple times have been for lunch. Prices are reasonable and servings are BIG. One of their sides is potato salad which I think is pretty darn good. It...More

1  Thank Kornkurt
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

I really want to like this restaurant but I just don’t. I’ve eaten here many times and had drinks on the bar side. Maybe it’s just not my type of restaurant. I don’t care for the in house brewed beer and the food constantly leaves...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Returning our daughter to Iowa State typically means an evening meal at Olde Main. We have enjoyed the various craft beers and alcoholic beverages over the years. They are right priced for the college crowd. Each time we are here, we try a new one...More

Thank williamrE6870OT
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Past experiences have been pretty good - most recent visit was exceptional! Tried some staple items to see how it was as it had been several months since previous visit. Plain burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard and ketchup. Burger was cooked as ordered (Medium)...More

Thank Jared B
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

On a weekend get away we decided to try this place out for dinner. My husband had the tenderloin and I had the pulled pork. Both were huge, mine so much I had to eat it with a knife and fork. We shared the creme...More

Thank eaking1098
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-7687
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