In Memoriam: Ames Business/Restaurants

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  1. Cybball37

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    This doozie about Great Plains nearly gave me a heart attack. Like yelling fire in a theater.

    I miss Battles, Home Team Pizza and the old Wallabies. New one is nice, but doesn't have the bloomin onion thing. I lived on Dotson my last year, which was a skip from Wallabies and the Keg Shop.
    Also miss Rocky Rococo Pizza on Welch. Great place to grab a slice.
    Also, the hot dog / gyro guy that had a cart on Welch. I think that whole thing blossomed since, but back in the early 90's, it was him. Always wanted to make sure you had a buck or two for after bar snacks.
     
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    Yeah, way more than 5 years, maybe not 10 but close to it.
     
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    Was just about to post this. Me and the wife went there plenty of times while in college.
     
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    What was Dugan’s specialty- something like Who’s your Mother-
     
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    Ha - my daughters out in Washington call those "Puke in a Box".
     
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  6. cyhiphopp

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    Oh ****. You're right. THe food was more memorable than the GD name.
     
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    Hickory Park........at two previous locations in town. o_O
     
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    There was a Brown Bottle in Ames, Cedar Falls, and Iowa City. I ate at the one in Cedar Falls last time RAGBRAI went through there. Got engaged at the one in Ames.
     
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  9. theshadow

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    Cocost.
     
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  10. DRCHIRO

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    Cazador still has an Ankeny location. I eat there still anytime I'm up there and after a lot of football games.
     
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    #71 StClone, Mar 14, 2018
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    JHC I swooned seeing your Boyd's Dairy Store post. Girlfriends, old Campustown and the threater. Warm Friday and Saturday nights sights and sounds walking there. Sigh.

    On edit: For years I had one of Boyd's returnable glass 1/2 Gal. milk jugs. Good catchall vase.
     
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    Showing my age but Granddad's and Cave Inn were huge in 70's/early 80's
     
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  13. FOREVERTRUE

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    I miss Hunky Dories and Ruttles.
     
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  14. ImJustKCClone

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    #74 ImJustKCClone, Mar 14, 2018
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    Brown Bottle/Elwood's: way out west on Lincoln way - had prime rib and individual fruit cobblers to die for
    Valentino's: The only place I've ever found Sicilian spaghetti sauce (which I adore)
    O'Malley McGee's: the best "Irish/Mex" ever...and plenty of food for the money

    Just realized - it was "Elwell's" after "Brown Bottle", not "Elwood's" :oops:
     
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    I lived for those goddamn nachos as a kid. Did it close early 00s or late 90s?
     
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    That was the other one I was trying to remember...I love hand-made shakes.
     
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  17. CychiatricWard

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    Agree with Cocost. They had 5 dollar entrees and hooked you up, then they started charging more and giving less, and eventually closed. That was clutch in college!

    - Original Battles
    - Cazador
    - Hickory Park before the current one. Smaller, but better.
     
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    #78 StClone, Mar 14, 2018
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    Like the last time I was in Ames my wife thought Taco Time had closed. It's comforting now more for the nostalgia than the food.
     
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  19. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    That was "The Big Mother"
    Roast Beef
    Turkey
    Swiss
    Thousand Island dressing

    Another oldie was Sambo's on Lincolnway about where the old Long John Silvers was.

    Edit: Forgot The Hallway at North Grand mall. Twofers and Zombies
     
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    The amount of 2am biscuits and gravy I used to eat at Angie's would not be recommended by any primary care provider.
     
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