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    Top Five Ames Restaurants

    I am getting my brother in law, an incoming ISU freshman, as a High School graduation gift certificates to the top 5 restaurants in Ames. The goal of this is to get him quick exposure to the best places.

    My current list is (in no particular order)
    1. Money (including a half dollar) for the Gyro cart
    2. West Street Deli
    3. Dublin Bay
    4. Battles BBQ
    5. Little Taipei/ or Cocost

    What am I forgetting, and what needs to be bumped for something else? Thanks for the help. (Also since the goal is find the less common places Hickory Park should not get consideration considering it is the favorite 'oh, my parents are in town' restaurant and he will certainly go early on in his time at ISU).



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    Cafe Northwest is my favorite. I also really like Wallaby's.



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    La Fuente!


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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    It's been a while but i would have to say: GREAT PLAINS SAUCE & DOUGH COMPANY!!!!

    The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Company



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    The Cafe in Somerset is very good



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    It is funny to see the top 5 list from a student perspective versus what I think as the top places living in Ames as an adult.



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    It's been a while but i would have to say: GREAT PLAINS SAUCE & DOUGH COMPANY!!!!

    The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Company
    I second this!!


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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    It may not be one of the top places to eat but he has to try the rib rolls at west towne pub. Also breakfast at the Grove Cafe(I think thats what it is called)



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    Satay House, La Fuente, May House (noodle bowls), Gyro guy,.....so basically anything ethnic I guess. Seems to be my trend.



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    I can't believe no one has said:

    Hickory Park


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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    I second Great Plains and I'd add Mayhouse (the best chinese food in Ames!) IMHO. I didn't discover it until my senior year in undergrad.



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycy View Post
    I can't believe no one has said:

    Hickory Park

    I just cant. I have never been into that place. food is decent but not wow to me.



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by hansen55 View Post
    I second Great Plains and I'd add Mayhouse (the best chinese food in Ames!) IMHO. I didn't discover it until my senior year in undergrad.

    Love the Mayhouse. I am yet to have a better noodle bowl. For best asian food, I loved Sukotai but sadly it left after my freshman year. It has changed names about 12 times since then.



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    Old Chicago top 3 at worst.
    Wallaby's



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    Re: Top Five Ames Restaurants

    1- Hickory Park
    2- Pizza Pit
    3- Cocoast
    4- Little Taipei



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