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Downtown Deli

328 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6162
+1 515-232-3626
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“chef salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Soups, Deli
328 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6162
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Piled on freshly sliced sandwich meats. Bread options. Fresh ingredients. Simple, but thorough menu. Great prices!! Soup options, with the knockout being the Wisconsin Cheese or Chili. (The chili may be my favorite in town). Cool tucked away atmosphere on Main Street. Try it. You'll...More

Thank kyames
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

No one makes a sandwich quite like Downtown Deli. Sometimes you get a craving that only they can satisfy. Right out of the case freshness, huge Chef Salads, and fresh desserts like at Grandma's house. They never disappoint when I ask them to surprise me...More

Thank grandski
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Those long lines--it's because they're good. Plan your visit around the rush and you can skip most of the wait. Servers are always among the most pleasant I've experienced.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great sandwich and great old fashioned deli service. A local tradition and worth the trip downtown to get a classic sandwich on great bread.

Thank grandski
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Every sandwich I've gotten from Downtown Deli has been my favorite sandwich. The meat & cheese is freshly cut, the "fixings" on top are spot on, and the bread is fresh. It's a no frills sandwich shop which is one of the best sandwich shops...More

Thank Brooke K
Reviewed 23 August 2016

They offer a rye roll which I love! Fresh subs with all the fixins you would want. Fresh made salads, soups and deserts also! The owner makes a connection with his customers and this makes Downtown Deli even more special. Go before noon or the...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you go here for lunch most likely the line will be out the door.....that should tell you something. This place is great! Try the rueben sandwich. My kids love it here.

Thank Campbell3boys
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Been eating here since shortly after it opened. This is the deli you want to go to in Ames - not Jimmy John's, not Subway, not West Street Deli, not even Depot Deli. The bread here is fantastic (if you get in first thing at...More

1  Thank Cubecritter
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I went in for a sandwich and came out with a chef salad. This food is really fresh-sliced right when you place your order by very friendly staff. It's a small clean place. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. This place embodies what small...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Great soup and sandwiches to eat there or take with you. Quiet/small shop so you can hear your friends talk. good food.

1  Thank Betty G
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6162
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-3626
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