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Dutch Oven Bakery

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219 Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6637
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ames, Iowa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Along with Wisconsin and Minnesota, Iowa is part of the Scandanavian Midwest. And Pella and Ames are home to some of the best Dutch pastry shops in the state. THE DUTCH OVEN BAKERY, with sites in Ames and Boone, is one version of the classic small town coffee shop. The majority of morning customers fall into one of two groups,... More 

Thank LISW536
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I just ordered a 2 layer birthday cake from here and it was great. We usually go with the kids on the weekend and get donuts or letter S. Closed on Sunday

Thank Campbell3boys
Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

I have only purchased doughnuts or pastries from the Dutch Oven, but they are AWESOME. They have a great selection and the quality is excellent.

Thank kjroe
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant/bakery is just off Duff Avenue by the railroad tracks. Choose from a variety of soups and sandwiches. All are homemade and delicious. Dinner salads are also available and of course many, many delicious bakery items. Take out is very common, but there are several tables if you want to eat in. Prices are very reasonable. I had... More 

Thank LitRose
C. Texas
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great breakfast sandwich & pastries. We will be back. The service was fast and pleasant. Try the breakfast croissant.

Thank TagTexas
Cary, North Carolina
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife & I stopped by for a late bite, not wanting anything but a Danish & coffee. We were pleasantly surprised to see the variety of pastries, including muffins, danish, bear claws, donuts and the like. We both ordered apple fitters, which were great. Fresh and tasty. Just like I have always liked them! The coffee was good, as... More 

Thank gseth51
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

I must admit, I'm a big fan of anything that contains almond paste. We have gone out of our way to make sure we can stop by Pella to pick up a few. But then we recently learned that we could find them much closer to home. They are every bit as good as those we've bought from Pella. Every... More 

1 Thank Simple_Simon_323
Ames, Iowa
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

I don't actually sit down and eat here but I am very glad that Ames has The Dutch Oven. The Dutch Letters and the almond tarts go great with coffee, and I like to tell myself that the almonds make for a high protein breakfast! To be truthful, I;d have to say that Hy Vee makes better doughnuts. But nobody... More 

1 Thank ColetteSouth
West Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Okay maybe a slight exaggeration; however, I oftentimes drive approximately 100 miles round trip just to go to Dutch Oven Bakery ("DOB") to snatch up their apple fritters. They are very reasonable from a price perspective (.95 as of 11/25/2013) and the taste is incredible. The fritter itself is extremely soft and includes small apples in the center. If you... More 

1 Thank Andrew H
San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

My son and I picked up breakfast for his family here yesterday and came home with a little bit more than we initially went for. We went for their croissant breakfast sandwiches ...served with ham (or bacon) egg and cheese; we came back with some donuts, a Danish and some peanut butter cookies :). Great prices ...great, hot, tasty breakfast... More 

1 Thank Joy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6637
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-9244

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