Restaurants in Story County

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  1. HARMCYN

    HARMCYN Active Member

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    #1 HARMCYN, Feb 13, 2014
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    Looking for nice restaurants in Ames/Boone/Nevada basically story county, trying to avoid chains, etc. Any good holes in the wall out there that most of us non locals dont know about?Help a brother out on vday..
     
  2. ajk4st8

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    Dinners by Dawn in Story City on Broad Street is pretty awesome at lunch.
     
  3. redrocker

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    Jimmys BBQ in Boone is awesome.
     
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  5. FarminCy

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    B-Fab BBQ in Huxley is really good.
    Country House on Highway 30 at the RV dealer by Colo is good for a cheap filler.
    If you're up for a drive Flatheads in St Anthony has good specials. (Marshall County)

    I'm still mad the Gilbert corner closed down.
     
  6. ImperialCyclone

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    I am a fan of Starbucks in Nevada. I believe it will open for the season soon (maybe March?).
     
  7. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    This!!!!!! Can't believe I forgot Starbucks.
     
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    The handmade tenderloins...I knew what love meant because of these.
     
  9. im4cyclones

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    There used to be a good one in the actual town of Gilbert. It was about the only thing there. Not sure if it is still open.
     
  10. chuckd4735

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    Nilands Cafe at the Reed/Niland Corner (Lincoln Highway and Hwy 65) in Colo is a cool place.
     
  11. ajk4st8

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    The open flame?

    The suburban outside of town apparently closed
     
  12. cycloner29

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    OddFellows in Ames. Great appetizers and burgers. The grilled cheese burger is huge!!
     
  13. CyCrazy

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    Ya that place was awesome. Especially when the waitress was grumpy!
     
  14. 3TrueFans

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    I really want to like that place, but man it's just not good.
     
  15. spierceisu

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    This isn't really Story County, but Pickle's Pub in Kamrar is pretty good. Just a quick drive up I-35. Great pizza and other food. If you want another place to try, but it is a bit farther, 209 Main in Paton is awesome!!!
     
  16. spierceisu

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    There is also a place in Slater called the Nite Hawk bar and Grill that is pretty good too.
     
  17. ISU4ME

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    I am 100% in agreement. OddFellows is average at best food wise and the wait staff was terrible the only 2 times I have been there. A lot may have changed as I have not ventured back for over a year.
     
  18. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    That place was a gold mine in Nevada.
     
  19. ajk4st8

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    Pickles might be my fav in all central Iowa.
     
  20. cyclone87

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    I've never had any problems at Oddfellows and enjoy the food, I will second Pickle's Pub. Good pizza and sandwiches there. Only been to Starbucks once and thought it was okay, but that may be because i'm comparing it to a drive-in in my hometown that blows it out of the water.
     

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