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    Good places to eat in Ames

    My son and I are making the trek to Ames this Thursday. My son is a Senior in HS this year so we scheduled a campus tour on Saturday morning and then heading to the game to cheer on the Clones to a victory ... although my son is Longhorn fan - thats what I get for living near Austin, Tx for most of my son's life... any way, haven't been to Ames for almost 20 years and am sure things have changed quite a bit - besides Hickory Park - where are some good places to eat in and around Ames.. anything we have to try?



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Battles BBQ and Great Plains Sauce and Dough Co. have always been my favorite.



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Fuji Japanese Steakhouse



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Dublin Bay is great and is near the stadium. I also went to Olde Main Brewery on Main Street last night for the first time in forever and it was great. The Cafe in north Ames is also good.

    Our family walked through the Octagon Arts Festival on Main Street last weekend, and the scent of Great Plains all along downtown was killer. Unfortunately no one else in my family likes it, so I almost never get it.


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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Scallions in campus town is amazing, first class meal in a relaxed atmosphere. It's Korean.



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Hickory Park on Duff is great, as are the aforementioned Battles and Great Plains Pizza.



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Great Plains for sure ! What kind of food are you looking for specifically?



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Wallaby's! cool old Big 8 stuff, nice atmosphere.


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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    The Cafe' and Olde Main are great... The Cave Inn is long gone...


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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    reference the other 90 threads made on this same topic.



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    reference the other 90 threads made on this same topic.
    And guess what?!? We played Texas last year too, so I hope there isn't TWO threads on Texas.



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    You're right. Hickory Park hasn't changed, it's still over-rated.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cyintex View Post
    My son and I are making the trek to Ames this Thursday. My son is a Senior in HS this year so we scheduled a campus tour on Saturday morning and then heading to the game to cheer on the Clones to a victory ... although my son is Longhorn fan - thats what I get for living near Austin, Tx for most of my son's life... any way, haven't been to Ames for almost 20 years and am sure things have changed quite a bit - besides Hickory Park - where are some good places to eat in and around Ames.. anything we have to try?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wright4cy View Post
    Great Plains for sure ! What kind of food are you looking for specifically?
    We're up for just about anything.... Sounds like Great Plains is a must... also, with it being Parent's weekend, I'm assuming that most places will fill up pretty quick?



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyintex View Post
    My son and I are making the trek to Ames this Thursday. My son is a Senior in HS this year so we scheduled a campus tour on Saturday morning and then heading to the game to cheer on the Clones to a victory ... although my son is Longhorn fan - thats what I get for living near Austin, Tx for most of my son's life... any way, haven't been to Ames for almost 20 years and am sure things have changed quite a bit - besides Hickory Park - where are some good places to eat in and around Ames.. anything we have to try?
    Three MUSTS in Ames: Battles BBQ, is still better than any BBQ I've ever found in TX. Hickory Park is simply famous. And Great Plains Sauce & Dough is still awesome,



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    Re: Good places to eat in Ames

    Thanks for all the great suggestions - much appreciated!



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