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    OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Since this will be one of the last days any of us really cares about OT subjects, I figured I'd post this now. So - what's everyone's favorite Ames restaurant? I guess I could go with the popular answers of Hickory Park, Wallaby's, Great Plains, or the assortment of Chinese restaurants around Ames, and as much as I really liked each and every one of those places, I'm probably going to have to pick the place that I've missed going to ever since I graduated from ISU. That place would be Dublin Bay. To this day I miss the Shepherd's Pie and Guinness. And, as far as I can tell, there's nothing here in the Quad Cities that replicates it - we have Irish-themed American restaurants, but nothing Irish.

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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    The best place in Ames by far is Omalley & McGee's. No doubt about it. Their margaritas are some of the best I have ever had, and I drink a lot of margs. The only thing I don't like about them, is they dropped pork fajitas from the menu about a year ago, the steak ones are great, but the pork ones were out of this world!


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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Hands down daVinci's Pizza. That place had the best pizza I have ever eaten. I was about to tears when they shut down, and then ticked off that it was replaced with a Chinese joint. We even drove to Lincoln this Summer when we were vacationing in Omaha just so we could eat at daVincis. Then I filled out a comment card to open one back up in WDM so I could quit holding this grudge.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    I am not sure if it is still there but DeSalvo's made the best Philly Cheese Stakes I have ever had. And I really like the Bali Stay House too.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Any lot around Jack Trice Stadium. Some of the best food and drink you'll ever find.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Hands down daVinci's Pizza. That place had the best pizza I have ever eaten. I was about to tears when they shut down, and then ticked off that it was replaced with a Chinese joint. We even drove to Lincoln this Summer when we were vacationing in Omaha just so we could eat at daVincis. Then I filled out a comment card to open one back up in WDM so I could quit holding this grudge.
    I was never a big fan of their pizza, but their pizza hogies were great.


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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    RIP Davinci's I miss you. I love La Fuente and there was a asian restaraunt down by Hyvee and Wallabys that had great noodle bowls. Great Plains and the italian place downtown ames...um Lucalans? sp Cant beat ISU food service and Foxs lounge. ha ha just kidding,.


    Side note: Davincis was best fresh from the oven and after I made it =) Delivered Davinch was not so good.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Tip Top Chili on Game Day.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Here are MY opinions
    Best BBQ - Hickory Park
    Best Pizza - Great Plains
    Best Chinese - House of Chin
    Best Mexican - O'Mally's
    Best Buffet - Valentinos


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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Tip Top Chili? what is that? I love chili.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Cocost Chinese - back in the day when the food came out basically on fire - sizzling and popping, since somewhere around 2001-02 they've gotten rid of the "skillets" or whatever the were and really ruined the whole experiance.

    Great Plains: The best cometh ... eventually.

    I used to deliver for DaVincis, I guessing they still have 5 or 6 locations in Nebraska, as far as I know the Ames location was the only Iowa version. Pizza was ok, but the baked mostacholli (sp?) was the way to go.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Man...I loved eating at Little Taipei while I was at school. I tried it again a while ago when I was in Ames for a game...not so good anymore.


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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Anyone remember Sukotai? Loved that place on welch behind McDonalds. Then it change names 100 times and the food started to suck.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Before the old man died battles was my favorite place to eat in ames now I'd have to go with Flying Burruito.

    Great Plains kicks *** too.



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    Re: OT: Favorite Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Anyone remember Sukotai? Loved that place on welch behind McDonalds. Then it change names 100 times and the food started to suck.
    They had great angry chicken. It was so spicy, yet so good.


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