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    We head to Ames quite often, but find ourselves going to the same restaurants. Any suggestions for a spot? Not looking for something in the fine dining category, something more casual, where having a drink is possible. Looking for places to take teenagers as well as just adults. Nothing against large chain restaurants, but looking for something different and local if possible. Thanks


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    Re: dining question

    Legends is nice.

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    Re: dining question

    El Azteca (off of Dayton)
    Irish Pub (is that right?) off of 16th St



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    Re: dining question

    Quote Originally Posted by lakeliving View Post
    We head to Ames quite often, but find ourselves going to the same restaurants. Any suggestions for a spot? Not looking for something in the fine dining category, something more casual, where having a drink is possible. Looking for places to take teenagers as well as just adults. Nothing against large chain restaurants, but looking for something different and local if possible. Thanks
    So, I assume you're looking for something other than Old Chicago, Okoboji, Legends, etc...?



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    Re: dining question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    Irish Pub (is that right?) off of 16th St
    Dublin Bay-I love that place


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    Re: dining question

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    So, I assume you're looking for something other than Old Chicago, Okoboji, Legends, etc...?
    funny.. I figured he meant GP, HP, Carlos or Old Chicago.

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    Re: dining question

    Olde Main Brewery on Main St.



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    Re: dining question

    Big fan of Dublin Bay.


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    Re: dining question

    West Towne Pub- location?
    Dublin Bay- location?

    We enjoy Legends, GP, Hickory Park, Battles, Old Chicago, etc, just looking for other options.
    Thanks, keep them coming, it is a long (not in a bad way) bball season, great opportunity to enjoy some good food.


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    Re: dining question

    Quote Originally Posted by lakeliving View Post
    West Towne Pub- location?
    Dublin Bay- location?

    We enjoy Legends, GP, Hickory Park, Battles, Old Chicago, etc, just looking for other options.
    Thanks, keep them coming, it is a long (not in a bad way) bball season, great opportunity to enjoy some good food.
    West Towne is out on South Dakota, right off Hwy 30.

    Dublin Bay is on S 16th across from KMart, I believe. Just west of Duff.



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    Re: dining question

    Should be good to go for a few trips to Ames. West Towne Pub, Dublin Bay, El Azteca, Olde Main Brewery............will I need reservations for 4 or will I be okay? Going to try one of them out tonight, another one on Sunday night.


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    Re: dining question

    Quote Originally Posted by lakeliving View Post
    Should be good to go for a few trips to Ames. West Towne Pub, Dublin Bay, El Azteca, Olde Main Brewery............will I need reservations for 4 or will I be okay? Going to try one of them out tonight, another one on Sunday night.
    Most of the times I'm there, it's a game night. Don't usually have trouble if you give yourself enough time and expect a bit of a wait.



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    Re: dining question

    My guess is that since it's Friday anyway there will be some sort of a wait.

    The worst I've had at El Azteca is 10-15 minutea on Sunday lunch



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    Re: dining question

    I've been to Dublin Bay once and I have no idea what people's infatuation with the place is all about.

    I'll cut them some slack since this was a Saturday night after a football game, but we waited 45 minutes to sit (would have happened anywhere though). The beer and food was relatively expensive for what you get. I was not greatly impressed by the food itself also (I had a reuben, probably should have tried something else). The staff was slow (it was a busy night though).

    I guess if you were Irish and liked paying a lot of money for so-so food it would be OK.

    JMO!

    I would recommend West Cyde Wings. I usually only go there on Tuesdays for their wing special ($.39 ea.). Otherwise it is moderately pricey, but the wings are definitely worth it. And you can order drinks. There are a few TV's and it is basically a sports bar.


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    West Cyde wings has some great wings... Also a fan of West Towne, pretty decent place... Add me to the list that is still up in the air about Dublin Bay. The many times I have been there have been kind of hit or miss. Never been overly impressed by anything I have had there...



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