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The IowaStater Restaurant

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Bar, Grill, American, Pub
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2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014-7898
+1 515-292-8600
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Strasbourg, France
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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).

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Thank Tourvel_67
Iowa
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 waitress was very good and kept our drinks full. The only complaint was that it... More 

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Thank Dreamer72
Ames, Iowa
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Steve F
Aberdeen, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My New York steak was perfectly done (medium rare), but was a bit grisly. Caesar salad was skimpy. My wife had the peppercorn pork tenderloin - very tasty but a bit overboard on the pepper. Corn chowder and potato soup and sausage soup was very good. Very nice waiter and good attention. Hostess was very nice as well as she... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Boone, Iowa
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341 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We both tried their BLT sandwich with Sriracha sauce and smoked thick back, it was so good! The only bad part was the tomato but the buy local and our local tomatoes haven't been than good because of excessive heat. Loved, loved, loved their fries and the jalapeno ketchup, made fresh with chunks of jalapenos chopped inside of it. Our... More 

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Thank Azona50036
Lomira, Wisconsin
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Quiet bar, easy to visit with friends. Nice local beer selection. Food was nothing to write home about.

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Thank Marty G
Milwaukee
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331 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Service, breakfast buffet, appetizers, even the coffee creamers. And when they are busy, others jump in to help. Just a fun place. Two wedding at the hotel last weekend and super busy but seemed to always be able to take care of us. Moved us from small table to big as our friends kept arriving and joining us. Most accommodating.... More 

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Thank Robert H
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere was quiet and comfortable. The menu was a little pricey, however, the dishes were interesting. The servings were small on large dishes. The food was good, but not great. We were in a larger group with only one friendly waitress. We asked for a pitcher of water since it was very hot that... More 

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Zearing, Iowa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Decor is great but service was poor with food mediocre. One entree the waitress said came out incorrect so kitchen was correcting. That was finally served when rest were done! Coffee was ordered & sat with empty cups as they had to brew some, was this an unusual request? (Plus few patrons as was week night. ) The bar-b-q wrap... More 

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Thank Iowaopinion
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288 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Although the managers did work with us to make up for many issues, I must mention items that need improvement. Two of our group ordered Caesar salads which were served with a dressing that had no resemblance to a regular Caesar dressing. When I ordered a small portion of their Mac and cheese,I was not told that they never serve... More 

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Thank Cheryl D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, American, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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: +1 515-292-8600
Description
The IowaStater Restaurant is casual fine dining featuring local products with a full service bar highlighting Iowa craft beers, an extensive wine list and signature cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?