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Grove Cafe

124 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6360
+1 515-232-9784
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
29 Oct 2017
“Great old time dinner Breakfast”
2 weeks ago
“Not what I expected”
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American, Cafe, Diner
124 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6360
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard from many people how good the food is at the grove café. Maybe they ate there for breakfast, we ate lunch there. I ordered a patty melt, it tasted more like a grilled cheese sandwich. My husband had the meat loaf meal....More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The ambience of the Grove Cafe is what is expected of a long time dinner AMD the cafe was full of locals when we arrived typical of what we would expect for a place serving good food. We tried the pancakes and eggs, with hashbrowns...More

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you are looking for a classic breakfast diner with no frills and delicious home cooking, then you need to stop at the Grove Cafe. My most recent trip had me and my sister there at 7:15am on a Monday morning and there was only...More

Thank MelOelt
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The Grove Cafe was recommended by locals for the best breakfast in Ames. They weren’t kidding! Love the old town charm in this place, especially the owner teaching his son how to cook my omelette. The kid nailed it! Try the salsa omelette, of course...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Refreshing, country style, dining experience in downtown Ames at an authentic retro-diner. Friendly, family run business. Everything we ate for breakfast was freshly made in plain view and delicious. Bottomless cups of coffee with attentive owners ensuring we were well taken care of. Return visit...More

Thank Travelleramundo
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for a simple, hearty, no-frills breakfast… Grove Café is a decent choice. Straight up diner food – nothing fancy. But the atmosphere is a throwback to a simpler time – quite the nostalgia trip.

2  Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Small old time dinner with booths and stools at the counter. Great breakfasts. We had the pumpkin pancakes, 2 eggs with hash browns and bacon and the egg sandwich. All were delicious. Plenty of coffee with quick refills. Not a fancy place and it is...More

Thank ladyomaha
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A perennial favorite that people come back to, from all over the county. Who knows how long the Grove has been in business. The great thing is that it remains a favorite for hundreds and a tradition for many.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It's been a month since I went in to eat breakfast. The food was so subpar it's hard to describe. Bland, tasteless pancakes, with some "maple" syrup on them. Ok, maple syrup? This goop was not maple, except maybe it was derived from trees. The...More

Thank Aidennosco
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Great little diner ! The Steak Oscar omelette special was sooo good!friendly staff! Plain and simple but so tasty !

Thank bradygirl48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6360
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-9784
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