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    Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    My in-laws are hosting the family in Ames for a birthday lunch in honor of my soon-to-be 8 yr old son. Any suggestion on location? Was thinking the new Italian place Tutto Bene, but have seen a lot of poor reviews.

    Need a place that is moderately priced with good food and service. Not looking for a cookie-cutter chain place.



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Not Legends.


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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Hickory Park sings a mean birthday song...



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Tutto is now a Mexican place. Wallabys maybe?



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by acqflisu View Post
    My in-laws are hosting the family in Ames for a birthday lunch in honor of my soon-to-be 8 yr old son. Any suggestion on location? Was thinking the new Italian place Tutto Bene, but have seen a lot of poor reviews.

    Need a place that is moderately priced with good food and service. Not looking for a cookie-cutter chain place.
    Tutto Bene is closed now (it was pretty awful). It's a Mexican restaurant now - I don't remember the name of it.

    Hickory Park is obviously a huge kid pleaser, but it will be hard to hear each other - but, hey, free ice cream, so it's your call. :) Does your son like any particular type of food?


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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    He eats anything, but mainly he's a carnivore. Any good barbeque?

    Hickory Park may be the old stand-by, but it's always so packed and loud.



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Happy Joes!


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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    I'm sure most 8 year olds would love Happy Joes Pizza



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

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    Happy Joes!
    I was going to throw out Great Plains, but Happy Joes is pretty much an upgrade in every category.


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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    What is better in ames for a kid's bday than happy joes?



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by acqflisu View Post
    He eats anything, but mainly he's a carnivore. Any good barbeque?

    Hickory Park may be the old stand-by, but it's always so packed and loud.
    If he likes Italian food, GeAngelo's in the Northern Lights plaza is quiet - it was pretty good last time I went there. Battles is good barbecue, but not probably the easiest environment for a birthday party. Wallaby's has a party room, and I bet Cafe Northwest could accomodate a group pretty easily...


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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    He's eight years old? I'd take him to Perfect Games.
    Welcome to Perfect Games!



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

    Happy Joe's.



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

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    What is better in ames for a kid's bday than happy joes?
    Perfect Games



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    Re: Best restaurant for kid's Birthday Party in Ames

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    Yep. Expensive though.

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