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    Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    The other Texas Roadhouse thread got me thinking about this.

    I think Ames has GREAT eating establishments and is a great place for foodies.

    Throw out your very favorite but not very well-known food secret in the Ames area.

    I'm going with the Pammel Grocery out in West Ames here for their kebabs and samosas.



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    The Grove. Pancakes. Enough Said.



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    re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    A little different answer but:

    Tones Spices and Barilla Pasta

    Both products are way more expensive in Texas and I'm brand loyal.



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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Le's Vietnamese - cream cheese wontons

    House of Chen - Chef's Special Chicken

    Wallaby's - buffalo chicken wrap


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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Es Tas Steak Tacos. La Fuente. Nuf Said.


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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Little place on Duff by the name of Hickory Park.



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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    No, not the best food but convenient and plentiful...Valentino's buffett, esp. on Tuesdays as kids, one per adult, eat free. As a parent of 3 young kids it is a great deal. Plus, they have a table sit up for kids to make their own personal pizzas which adds another touch my kids like.

    I'll file this recommendation under Food Secret, not "Best Ames Dining"


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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    West Street Deli, Battles, and little Taipei. Cant get enough of them



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    Little Taipei. So excited to go there this weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Chinese Homestyle Cooking FTW!


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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    House of Chen - Chef's Special Chicken
    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    Chinese Homestyle Cooking FTW!
    Love the Chef's Special Chicken and CHC's Mongolian Beef is the best I've ever had.



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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by TKlone3 View Post
    West Street Deli, Battles, and little Taipei. Cant get enough of them
    Love me some West Street Deli! Some of my other favorites:

    -Stuffed pizza at Black Market
    -Monster cookies at Great Plains
    -Pretty much anything at The Cafe
    -Tomato Basil soup at Cafe Shi
    -the Hawkeye wings as well as the chocolate cake at Wallabys.
    -Irish Nachos at Dublin Bay...and the corned beef boxty
    -A good grill-it-yourself steak at the Open Flame in Gilbert.



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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    It's been mentioned several times, but I can't go to Ames without getting some WSD. Sooooo good. Jeff's Pizza is pretty legit, too.


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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Everyone always forgets Bbops. They are an Iowa owned company?



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    Re: Your Best Ames area Dining / Food Secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Everyone always forgets Bbops. They are an Iowa owned company?
    I once had a class with two guys that were obsessed with Bbops. At least once a week they would sit down and have loud conversations about what they ate there the night before. It was weird.



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