We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Aunt Maude's

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
+1 515-233-4136
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 176: English reviews
Grinnell, Iowa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a perfect place to go if you want a low-key, classy, quiet dining experience. The atmosphere was tasteful and elegant. The serving staff, especially Jessie, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was divine. I highly recommend the house-made potato chips. The steak sandwich I tried was filling and scrumptious. I shared a piece of peanut butter pie with... More 

Thank Esther W
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had lunch here on 3-3-17. We both were in the mood for good salad. Aunt Maude's delivered!! Service was fantastic and the salad were excellent!! I love this place!!

Thank Jenifermae
Ankeny, Iowa
Level Contributor
224 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at Aunt Maude's many times over the years. I like to go early in the afternoon to avoid the busy times. I love the Bloody Mary with a beer chaser. I am cheap so I usually order a chicken dish. I usually select a vegetable medley and a baked potato as my sides. The food is always... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Every meal here has been excellent. The key to long standing success in the restaurant business is consistency. They have it.

Thank grandski
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great menu that changes periodically; the food is tasty and always served warm; pleasant atmosphere, the service is excellent and there is always a pleasant greeting at the reception desk

Thank Harry H
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is by far one of the best places for lunch and dinner in Ames, Iowa. Everything on the menu is perfect. The prices are higher than an average place in town, but every dollar spent is worth it! The owner goes to great lengths to make your experience a positive one.

Thank 859dan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great atmosphere in Downtown Ames. Great food too! As compared to other restaurants in the area, it is a little more expensive, but it is worth it.

Thank Rachel B
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I'm a good cook, that cooks by smell. Complex spice blends defy description. Over indulged on just the appetizers in a great bar. No room left for hand made ice cream drinks for desert. As if we need a reason to go back?

Thank rrrarick
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
583 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with a man who I was getting to know, it's very pricey and you don't get much even with those high prices. It was an OK atmosphere. A bit snobbish. I prefer friendly. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. The food was fresh and hot, just not what I would expect if I went to my... More 

Thank init4keeps
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great service and food. I had the roast tri-tip. Melts in your mouth. If you are in Iowa you got to have steak! Great place for a business stop. Nicely decorated and friendly Staff. My three other colleagues all satisfied!! Must try if you are in Ames Iowa.

Thank snowmanondabeach

Been to Aunt Maude's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-4136

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aunt Maude's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aunt Maude's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?