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    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.

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    Re: Ames Restaurants

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



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    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.



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    Re: Ames Restaurants

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



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



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    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.



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    Re: Ames Restaurants

    GeAngelos is a good place for a date

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


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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    Re: Ames Restaurants

    This sounds like a question for Al Fresco.



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    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.


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    Re: Ames Restaurants

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



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    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!



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