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The IowaStater Restaurant

€€ - €€€, , American
2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
+1 515-268-2238
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“corn chowder” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Grill, American
€€ - €€€
2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here for lunch while staying at the hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. The burger was one of the best I've ever had. The Stater bacon was excellent, and the Cy fries were great. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do offer a very nice buffet, however we deceided to order off the menu. One will certainly not leave hungry here. We both ordered a couple of eggs with hash browns and meat. What we got were two of the largest eggs we've seen,...More

Thank Carla A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, the service was good. It was a restaurant. Not much more to say than that. If you're at the hotel, then sure eat there.

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We loved the corn chowder!!!! Our dinners were delicious!!! Steak was some of the best ever!!!! Friendly and efficient service! Nice atmosphere! Enjoyable dinner!

Thank Ladybug4JESUS
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

While stating at the Gateway Hotel, our family came here for Sunday brunch. I called to see if we needed reservations for 8 and was told we did not. When we arrived we discovered that they had held a private room for our family !...More

Thank puma1954
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a tight time frame so we called ahead. They got us in in reasonable time. Our server was very attentive. He even brought out the check early so we could pay right away. We both ordered the omelets and the were delicious. We...More

Thank singingaccordionist
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I stopped here for breakfast when staying in the hotel because it came with the room. The hotel was great, the restaurant was underwhelming. I arrived at about 8am, it was 2/3 empty yet I had to wait for almost 10 minutes to be seated...More

Thank GeoChemProf
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I had a business dinner at the Iowastater. The staff was friendly and the decor pleasant. I had the Cy Burger with fries, the meat was cooked as I desired and the ingredients were fresh. The proportion was reasonable, as was the price ($12).

Thank Tourvel_67
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant is located inside the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. The restaurant / bar is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. We had the salmon salad, which is EXCELLENT. I've had other food here before and it is usually pretty good. Our...More

Thank Dreamer72
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast meeting was very nice. Private dining allowed for easy interaction and conversation. The breakfast buffet had a good selection of choices and the quality was very good.

Thank Steve F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Bar, Grill, American
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-268-2238
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Full Service restaurant, steeped in the history of Iowa State University, where comfort and fine dining meet! A full bar featuring Iowa spirits and beers, private dining room, and relaxed atmosphere make it perfect for socializing or special occasions. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; now featuring our bottomless bloody mary and mimosa bar! Call to make a reservation today or see our website for additional information!
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