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Olde Main Brewing Company

$$ - $$$American, ,
316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
+1 515-232-7687
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a snack and a beer around lunchtime. Our server was okay, but a bit indifferent. We had ordered Sodbuster stouts, but she brought our food orders first, saying she forgot the beer. My husband had chicken vegetable soup, and I had creamy...More

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met with another couple here to catch up with some friends from out of town. Honestly, if all you want to do is catch up and have a drink in the bar area is a good place for this. The food was just so-so....More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an average tasting pasta carbonara; the sauce was a bit 'off', needs to have some butter or something added for a better flavor, maybe some parm cheese. It was just flat. Great cocktails and nice atmosphere. I'd return; I just won't order carbonara!

Thank 335rosalindp
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Was uncertain after reading mixed reviews of this establishment. We found service to be slow, but the food was quite good. I had the salmon and my daughter had a burger. Both were very good and plated nicely.

Thank Saraj1998
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here a couple of times and have enjoyed both visits. My last visit I got the chicken tacos. The tacos were very good but had less meat than I would have preferred in relation to the salsa and vegetables. My mom got...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The food was great and different enough to set it up as a "Come back again" place. Best ice tea in Ames (sorry Starbucks). Friendly staff and great service.

Thank David L
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Moved the kids to college and took the out to eat at old main! The food was good and there was a good selection of beers!

Thank RickTerri
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Wanted to like it, great location in downtown Ames. The Philly was served on a hot dog bun with a side of terribly generic potato salad on a very cold empty looking plate. The beer was fine but generic. The restaurant was nearly empty, ate...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We have eaten here several times over the years and keep coming back for more. The last couple times have been for lunch. Prices are reasonable and servings are BIG. One of their sides is potato salad which I think is pretty darn good. It...More

1  Thank Kornkurt
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I really want to like this restaurant but I just don’t. I’ve eaten here many times and had drinks on the bar side. Maybe it’s just not my type of restaurant. I don’t care for the in house brewed beer and the food constantly leaves...More

Thank Beth C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6148
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-7687
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