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    Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Coming up for the game tomorrow with the fam. Needing a good place for lunch. Been outta school for awhile (dammit) so I know most of my favorites places are long gone. I come up a couple times a year, but usually eat tailgate food or grab something in Des Moines before coming up.

    I know all about Hickory Park, but I'm not dumb enough to try that on game day. Options are open (except McD's ) just don't feel like waiting forever.

    Also, I wanna check out a lot of the buildings, dorms, etc, but not sure if security has changed much. Back in the day, they only locked the women's floors and everything else was pretty much open around the clock. Anything change?



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    West End Pub has some good food, but last weekend our service was pretty slow.


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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    West Street Deli. /thread



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    If you are brunching it, the grove on main street is great and local.



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Other than HP, others I frequent when visiting family or for a game are:

    Wallaby's - Dublin Bay - Olde Main - Black Market Pizza - Aunt Maude's - Great Plains Sauce And Dough - Battles BBQ - WestCyde Wings (hear there is a BWW now, but I'm not huge on them.)



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Tailgate food...perfect lunch before a game




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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Wallaby's is prime... could be crowded on gameday.

    Vesuvius has nice, light pizzas

    Brick City Grill just opened on the north side not too long ago. Has a modern, sports bar feel

    Noodles & Co has quite a few pasta options.

    There are of course the obvious boxed chains: Applebee's, Red Lobster, etc.


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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    TipTop for chili breakfast and a beer(s)
    Sportys for shuffle board and a beer(s)
    Tailgate lots for a brat and a beer(s)
    Victory pizza at WAS and a beer(s)
    Dessert at Thumbs with a beer(s)



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik4Cy View Post
    Other than HP, others I frequent when visiting family or for a game are:

    Wallaby's - Dublin Bay - Olde Main - Black Market Pizza - Aunt Maude's - Great Plains Sauce And Dough - Battles BBQ - WestCyde Wings (hear there is a BWW now, but I'm not huge on them.)
    Westcyde wings is closed now.



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Dublin Bay, Old Chicago and Okaboji B&G are a few we hit up when we don't tailgate. We're coming from the East so those are all on the way to the stadium for us. Not sure if that matters for you.



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Welch Ave. Station and order Pit from upstairs...



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    If you are headed downtown just be aware that there's a farmer's market on Main Street where Wells Fargo Bank is located. The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    TipTop for chili breakfast and a beer(s)
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    Tailgate lots for a brat and a beer(s)
    Victory pizza at WAS and a beer(s)
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    Noticing a trend....and I LIKE IT



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    Re: Back in Ames tomorrow and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFine View Post
    Welch Ave. Station and order Pit from upstairs...
    Pizza Pit used to get a lot of my business. Buy one, get one free on Sundays used to mean 2 extra large pizzas for my roomate and myself. Sadly, no leftovers ever survived.



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