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Chocolaterie Stam

#1 of 7 Dessert in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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230 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6238
08:30 - 19:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 08:30 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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Ames, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a place to get a fine treat, and we treat it as an occasional stop when we want something special. It's very good on all counts. I just wish the place would be slightly less terrifying when you bring small children in; I'm always afraid a wayward arm or leg might bring something crashing down!

Thank Brooke K
Lake Villa, Illinois
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

lovely little shop with some great tasting chocolates.very friendly staff and pleasant store.i had the hot chocolate and we bought several bonbons and chocolate frogs for the grandkids. really enjoyed the atmosphere and store.

Thank Lce41
Kelley, Iowa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Located on Ames, Iowa Historic Main Street, this is such a quanit and welcoming place to stop by for a hot drink, chocolates, and Italian ice cream. The owners are the best there are and you will love it. A must stop by while in Ames.

Thank LynnReed
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience, a must visit in Ames. Lots of assortments. Kiwi gelato and peach tea gelato "home made"

Thank Rockbuckner
Clinton, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Every time I visit Ames, I stop at Chocolaterie Stam. They have wonderful chocolates - both dark and milk chocolate. The chocolates are beautiful and taste like heaven. I also adore the gelato of all flavors, but my favorite is of course...chocolate. It's a wonderful store with great service.

Thank HollyY62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a stop on our trip back home. Staff was super nice and helpful. Chocolates are very nicely presented and reasonably priced. Loved the atmosphere in the store. Will definitely be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ames, IA
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My grandchildren are visiting now and they just love the chocolate animals available at Chocolaterie Stam. During the winter it's wonderful to have a cup of coffee and or a cup of hot chocolate at Stam. Great variety of sweets, warm environment, etc. Friendly. Nothing bad to say about prices ... This establishment is a great asset to the city... More 

Thank Martin E
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in after visiting a quilting shop in the same block. The fragrance of chocolate wafted out the door and drew us in! There were coffee and tea offerings on the menu, as well as quite a selection of unique gelato flavors. I would like to try their specialty drink of fresh espresso poured over gelato, but decided it... More 

Thank bookerc1
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Came for coffee, ended up with all the offerings. Espresso drinks, gelato, and chocolates were excellent. Nice setting as well.

Thank Matthew H
Mequon, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Skip dessert at the restaurant you ate dinner at and come here for dessert. Select from delicious homemade chocolates or yummy gelato. You can't go wrong! The decor takes you back to a different era and totally compliments the desserts and candy Chocolaterie Stam serves.

Thank Skiblzr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6238
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?