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Old Chicago

$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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1610 South Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50010
+1 515-232-6900
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I expected the usual fare for this establishment but got a lot more. The mac and cheese choices are incredible! Pretty good beer list as well. Definitely a good stop when in Ames.

Thank Lindsey P
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food was great, the service was also great. Large menu - pizza's good, individual pizza's a tad small but everything was tasty and well made. There is an attached sports bar that is fun.

Thank Pjb428
Harvard, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had a pizza to go and wings. food was very good but a little pricey. but was in the mood for pizza so it hit the spot.

Thank cabras75
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I'm not sure why this place is called Old Chicago. In 30 plus years of living there, I saw or tasted nothing like this. It is essentially a gigantic bar. The Chicken Sandwich was good; the onion rings were not. Pepsi products are served. I was there mid-afternoon during the week on purpose to avoid a rush. I expected something... More 

Thank kangabitt
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered a salad which was average. My son ordered a personal pizza and it was TINY!! For $12 I would've expected something a little bigger. The service was not great. Never saw our waitress after taking our order. Had to flag down 2 other servers for help. I won't be back.

Thank Qtaylor1
Des Moines, Iowa
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553 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not a drinker, but if I were, I'd be doing these beer "tours". I even considered it, but I really don't like beer. So I did post several pics of pizza and some apps. All average to above average. Best service here is in the bar area. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Naperville, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place has an amazing selection of beer and so many on tap. Their menu is very broad with some pretty creative dishes. in the bar area there are a ton of TVs with many different sports showing. We have been here a few times while staying at the hotel next door.

Thank mdo17
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family and I eat at Old Chicago in Ames often when we get down there, usually during the evening meal time. Their calzone's are very good! I took my mom recently during lunch. Once again, the Calzone hit the spot, however, the service was a bit slow. Usually when we go there, the service is great.

Thank Dreamer72
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Pleasant waitress and reliable service. Would return when visiting in Ames, plus was close to hotel.

Thank happycamper80232
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. The kids settled on pizza from the kids menu, while the adults had burgers and sandwiches. The Spicy Angus Steak Sandwich was very good- not too spicy and full of flavor. The burgers were good, too. Old Chicago also has a good selection of craft beers.

Thank Larry L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 South Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50010
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-6900

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