Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 37,228, Level: 59
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 622
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    farminclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,464
    Points
    37,228
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 68
    Given: 5

    Ames Restaurants

    What places in Ames have a nice deck or patio to eat at and get your service outside?

    Looking for a date idea, nicer type of place, if that helps.

    Yes, I know Culvers has some tables outside, just to get that one out of the way.

    TIA!



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 21,898, Level: 45
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 652
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    jj-cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,806
    Points
    21,898
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 16

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Dublin Bay or West Towne Pub come to mind...



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 57,726, Level: 74
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 824
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Clone5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,546
    Points
    57,726
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by jj-cyclones View Post
    Dublin Bay or West Towne Pub come to mind...
    Dublin Bay is much better than WTP, especially for a date.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 95,387, Level: 96
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 1,663
    Overall activity: 38.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ribsnwhiskey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    4,228
    Points
    95,387
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 563
    Given: 129

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    I think b-dubs has some outdoor seating...



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 21,898, Level: 45
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 652
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    jj-cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,806
    Points
    21,898
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 16

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    ^^^^ speak for yourself, drinks and food on the patio by the water at WTP is great.



  6. #6
    Starter
    Points: 28,708, Level: 52
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 1,042
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    isu_oak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    966
    Points
    28,708
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 5

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Along the same lines, are there any beer gardens in Ames? The closest thing I can think of is the the smoking patio at Mickey's.



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 33,476, Level: 56
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 774
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    3,114
    Points
    33,476
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 93
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    GeAngelos is a good place for a date

    No outdoor seating though...just noticed you mentioned that


    ABC - Always Be Closing

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 45,270, Level: 65
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 280
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Jambalaya's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,115
    Points
    45,270
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 51
    Given: 16

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    What places in Ames have a nice deck or patio to eat at and get your service outside?

    Looking for a date idea, nicer type of place, if that helps.

    Yes, I know Culvers has some tables outside, just to get that one out of the way.

    TIA!
    I think "The Cafe" has an outdoor terrace. Great place for a date. Nice intimate bar and separate restaurant, and a separate deli.

    The Cafe - Ames Iowa - Passionate people who believe that good food, good drink and good company are the rewarding ingredients of life.



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 346,973, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 56.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    ISUCubswin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    My Playhouse
    Posts
    11,487
    Points
    346,973
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 884
    Given: 452

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    I believe all Dairy Queens have outdoor seating. Just make sure she orders off the value menu. It's always important to train a woman not to dig deep in a mans wallet, or it will just get worse and worse until you are broke.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 116,306, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9,247
    Points
    116,306
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 374
    Given: 305

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    What places in Ames have a nice deck or patio to eat at and get your service outside?

    Looking for a date idea, nicer type of place, if that helps.

    Yes, I know Culvers has some tables outside, just to get that one out of the way.

    TIA!


    Stomping Grounds on Welch Ave. is much more than a coffee shop. They have a nice lunch and dinner menu and serve meals on their patio.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 69,419, Level: 81
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 331
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Jordanj6502's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    3,675
    Points
    69,419
    Level
    81
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 19

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Stomping Grounds on Welch Ave. is much more than a coffee shop. They have a nice lunch and dinner menu and serve meals on their patio.
    This is what first came to my mind.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 51,035, Level: 69
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 115
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Broodwich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    42.186391, -93.598597
    Posts
    2,044
    Points
    51,035
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    This sounds like a question for Al Fresco.



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 30,347, Level: 53
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 503
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Psiclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Iowa City
    Posts
    1,541
    Points
    30,347
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 70
    Given: 92

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Stomping Grounds on Welch Ave. is much more than a coffee shop. They have a nice lunch and dinner menu and serve meals on their patio.

    My pick as.well, though maybe more casual than most places. Cafe would be second on my list.


    "Of course the people don't want war ... the people can always be brought to do the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger."
    -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 25,343, Level: 48
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 207
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    redrocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames - West-CY'd
    Posts
    2,243
    Points
    25,343
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 19

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    B-bops has outdoor seating, and I like the shakes :)



    2009 FLHR - Vivid Black


    I don't sweat the petty things,... I pet the sweaty things

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 172,883, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RayShimley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Posts
    5,985
    Points
    172,883
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 19

    Re: Ames Restaurants

    Stomping Grounds is good, but I'm not a big fan of them for dinner as they pretty much just serve smallish sandwiches and crepes...Great place for lunch or breakfast though.

    The Cafe is probably the best, but can be tough to get a table outside if it's a really nice day.

    West Town Pub is casual bar food, nice patio. Don't go if it's really windy as it will come howling across the highway.

    Dublin Bay is nice, solid patio. Good food. If it's a date I'd avoid the corn beef and cabbage!



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM