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Stomping Grounds

303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
+1 515-292-5258
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“crepes” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of meeting teenage grandchildren here in September for lunch. It was a nice enough day to enjoy the outdoor patio where we had an excellent waiter who took care of our every request. The French sandwiches and crepes were great. It...More

Thank claire412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great place to eat. Will go back and try different things. We ate outside and loved it. Inside is cozy and a place that could become a regular place if we lived in Ames.

Thank 33lisa2016
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet a friend for coffee or lunch. Meals are always great with interesting flavor combinations. Love the pour over coffee.

Thank Campbell3boys
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I've been here for brunch mostly. I'm a fan of the quiet, hipster-ish relaxed location, their coffee and breakfast items, but they're definitely on the pricey side for what you get. The portions aren't great but the presentation is great and the coffee/tea selection is...More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Stomping Grounds is a nice little restaurant in Campus Town. I have no complaints at all. I especially enjoy dinning here during the warmer months when outdoor seating is available.

Thank bb001abc
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Stomping Grounds was a great experience! I had the Rwandan Coffee and my buddy had the Cafe Mocha. Awesome atmosphere and great service! I highly recommend it!

Thank danielcK1124RH
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Stomping Grounds is a great place to eat and even has outdoor seating available during the summer and Fall. They have a great selection of sandwiches, salads, coffee and teas. They usually have quiche and crepes as well. I really like the egg salad sandwich...More

Thank Raquel Y
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a sophomore at Iowa State. We've from Chicago so when we visit we stay overnight. We've eaten at quite a few places in Ames. My daughter has told me the past few months that she found a new place that I'll love...More

1  Thank Susan J
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went by after visiting Reiman garden for a mid day treat. They ran out of creme brûlée. We got a loose tea with a lemon sugar crepe and a smoothie with tiramisu food was good and waitress was nice

Thank paninimom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

On my son's recommendation we stopped for brunch. I was a good call, we all had a good meal. Quaint spot, outdoor seating, good service. I had the best corn chowder, fresh and delicious. Followed by a grilled cheese (good comfort food). I would recommend...More

Thank Stacey W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-5258
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