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Stomping Grounds

#18 of 133 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
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303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014-7219
(515) 292-5258
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular location for students and faculty alike. Wi-fi is very good and makes it easy for studying, teaching or business. Good place for small meetings of 2 - 5, comfortable variety of seating, including the Very popular, seasonal veranda. The veranda also is served by attentive wait staff and is well attended on summer evenings.

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Thank Paul S
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is amazing. I love stomping grounds for its vintage style and its delicious sandwiches. However, waitresses were rude and didn't take work as seriously as they should. Stomping Grounds was almost empty at the time we visited, so the waitresses just sat around and chatted with one other. Less customers should equal faster service but unfortunately, this meant easy... More 

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Thank W729REJJ
Boone, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with some friends. I would say if you are going here 4 is your max unless you make a reservation. We had 7 and it wasn't comfortable. Atmosphere was nice and they have great outdoor seating. I ordered the Caprese and it was great. I'm not a dessert fan but all my friends talked me into... More 

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Thank Jennifer R
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vanilla latte, ham and Gruyere croissant, berry crepe. Latte was better than Starbucks and the key for me is not too sweet with a good espresso flavor. The croissants looked amazing in the bakery case so I chose this sandwich and it didn't disappoint. The topper was the dessert, a berry crepe, that could have been eaten as a meal.... More 

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Thank Emily M
Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my top 3 favorite places to eat in Ames. Please fix your lighting, though; it gives me migraines and I couldn't eat here all winter until the weather was nice enough to sit outside again. Best coffee in Ames. Food is always perfect. Love the fruit crepes and Italian sodas. A demicarafe of the house wine pairs well... More 

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Thank jjoh32
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sandwiches were really, really good, if slightly overpriced. Service was not terrible, but with a teensy twinge of rudeness. Got coffees on the way out and they were lovely. Setting was great as well.

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Thank Matthew H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Food quality- not bad. Not great but not bad Prices- pretty high for Ames. About what you'd expect in a larger city. Service- slower than slow. It took FOREVER to get a server and to have them check on us. And I mean slow. It wasn't busy either. Attitude of staff - our server was fine. Another server was very... More 

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Thank imatravelor
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I tried the poached eggs over toast and a chai latte, and both were great! Fantastic, local coffee or breakfast option right across the street from the Iowa State campus.

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Thank ShutterbugSage
Charlotte, North Carolina
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126 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This visit was not as expected from many previous visits. The portions were smaller and the crepe filling was light. The food just wasn't as expected. The pre-tip bill for 4 was $78.00 which was expected since they are a little expensive for sandwiches. But since the food was not up to par that only increased the disappointment. I hope... More 

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Thank Gary S
Iowa
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

You have to sit outside here - it's gorgeous and possibly makes the coffee even better. Great coffee, great baguette sandwiches, great crepes!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014-7219
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 292-5258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?