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Olde Main Brewing Company

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American, Bar, Pub
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316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
515-232-7687
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Slater, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the old man nachos appetizer that was enough to feed one. The wife ordered the salad and a bloody Mary total price for $39 . I won't be back

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Thank Brian B
Omaha, Nebraska
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 5 of us went out here while in Ames. Three of our group tried the local brew and really quite enjoyed it. As for meals 3 ended up with the NY strip steak and the others with some sandwich. Overall we found it to be a good place for a group to go to where everyone can... More 

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Thank Becky F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommendations from the hotel. This seemed to fit my fancy. Beers brewed on site with many choices. Had the sirloin withe Yukon potatoes and green beans. Excellent! Sat a the bar and was greeted warmly and she took care of me. Even talked technically with the brewmaster. Great place!

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Thank Wjthomps63
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family and friends group sat at a large table by the windows and most of us ordered beers. Several ordered meals, but most of us tried various appetizers. I ordered their house made hummus and it was quite good. The pita was delicious with the hummus. The bowl of hummus was surrounded by strips of red peppers, carrots, broccoli,... More 

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Thank Cheryl D
Richmond, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the 6 sample sizes for $6. We really did not have a favorite. We did not ask for a tour. We did order lunch. The onion rings were perfectly done. The turkey and Swiss sandwich was so-so as was the salad. A laid back atmosphere.

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Thank Jpamr5
Omaha, Nebraska
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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch before driving home. Very large, warm inviting area. Right in the historic downtown. Sandwich was very good - even after I pointed out it had the wrong cheese as stated by the menu....... But they were very gracious in fixing it for me. Only had the opportunity for one beer, but very tasty. Not... More 

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Thank SidSidow
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Interior has exposed structural details, raised walkway to second dining level, interesting historic photos, beer brewing setup. Atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and fries- which was a very generous portion and absolutely delicious. My companion ordered the pork chop and mashed potatoes. The chop was large, moist and tender. The potatoes were home-made and... More 

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Thank Ann B
Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch after a swim meet. Wow! We each had 1/2 sandwich with salad and a cup a soup. Grandson had a roast beef sandwich with Fries. He ate every bite. The soup was a cabbage stew.it was one I would love to have the recipe for. It was wonderful lots of flavor. Next time we are in... More 

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Thank Tricia R
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Good place place to talk and have a Nice beer with friends. Someone at my table order a poutine but was not like the original from Québec Canada. Weird american mix!!

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Thank Guillaume V
Jacksonville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The place is right downtown and enjoys a nice lunch crowd. There is usually a daily special. Never been disappointed with the meal. Had the weekend brunch buffet one time and thought the food was fairly standard. The dining room is clean and well decorated. Service is either good or just fair. The microbrew is an attraction and nice to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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: 515-232-7687

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?