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Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO

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129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
+1 515-232-4263
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Des Moines, IA
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family usually can wolf down two pizzas but after hearing about this place, and how filling it was, we only ordered one large pizza for the five of us. That was plenty and we still had a piece left! If you're looking for something on the lighter side, you'll be at the wrong place. The homemade dough is quite... More 

Thank JennioDesMoines
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always make time to get pizza here when in Ames visiting. Unique pizza crust with an excellent flavor and fresh ingredients. Save the thick part of crust and put on honey for a sweet treat!

Thank rebecca d
Tyndall, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a family issue and took our two 20 something children in the evening. It was beyond expectation and we all had a great time. Food and drink were excellent. Great service and reasonable prices. Thanks!

Thank stchamps7880
Lamoni, Iowa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pizza! Get the Denver crust! It's darn good pizza. You go in and order pizza at the counter and then find a table. The crust is filling so you don't need a very big pizza!

Thank jbell78rn
Ames, Iowa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch by the slice is awesome. A piece of pizza and a side salad is a great 'go to' lunch for me. No one can argue their price for a piece of pizza at lunch. Crust with honey as dessert finishes it off.

Thank grandski
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like cheese and more cheese, this is the place to go. Love the honey for dipping the crust. Its like the desert. A must if you're in Ames.

Thank Chad W
Ames, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Plains is simply the best pizza in Ames. The only issue is the lack of seating larger groups especially when they're busy

Thank ugtm
Daytona Beach, United States
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another of our favorite restaurants since College. The pizza is awesome and the thick crust with honey is to die for. Beware you will see lots of Iowa State fans :)

Thank Jennifer H
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating here for over 30 years and it is still a special meal every time. It is a cheese lover's paradise with Denver style crust to eat with honey applied to it. We always try to go at a "between meal time" (eg 2:00) to try to avoid the large crowds. We called ahead to order our... More 

Thank Kevin N
Ames, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been eating at this place since I was a teen! Never had a bad "pie"! Several different choices of crusts and lots of options for your favorite toppings! And for dessert, bring on the honey to finish off your crust! Tastes like the best bread ever🍕!!

Thank Kari E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-4263

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