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Grove Cafe

124 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6360
+1 515-232-9784
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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124 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6360
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little diner ! The Steak Oscar omelette special was sooo good!friendly staff! Plain and simple but so tasty !

Thank bradygirl48
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Looked up The Grove Cafe online looking for breakfast - small old time diner - family run with teens taking your order. Loved it!!! Great breakfast and cute spot that filled up fast. A great experience for the kids - they asked the waitress -...More

Thank harmonytraveler
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a very good lunch at this no frills all cash restaurant. The food and service were very good.Will be back again.

Thank Manas R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Step back in time . Old school dinner. No fluff just real home cooked food. Breakfasts are big and full of all the fatty goodness that makes home food great. Forget the cookie cutter fast food chains and enjoy some real home cooked food at...More

Thank TAVR1
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Grove Cafe is a classic Ames stop. Don't expect fancy. This reminds me of my favorite little hometown diner. If you are there in the morning, there may be a regular customer that unlocks the door and starts the coffee. Throwback to small town Iowa....More

Thank grandski
Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you eat here, you will walk out smelling like a diner... sort of greasy and food-y. That's okay. Their breakfast is no frills, and darn good. It is exactly diner food, and sometimes that is what you want. The service is always good, it's...More

Thank Brooke K
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

While my father was in the hospital we decided to eat breakfast here. Expected much more by the 4 stars and being rated 40th. The back of the booths are pleated fabric and faded, torn, and filthy. I did not lean back. Napkin holder had...More

Thank BeachyJo
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is a shaggy, loveable joint. They only accept cash or check (so keep that in mind). It's the type of diner where you walk in, seat yourself in a booth or on a stool where you get to watch the quick-order cooks make your...More

Thank Taylor W
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had moved our daughter back to Ames for the school year the day before. Before leaving town we wanted to go out for breakfast. A friend recommended the Grove. This was a hole in the wall on Main /street in Ames. The street has...More

Thank Randy1157
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This diner is only open for breakfast and lunch. On the weekends, get here before 8:00 AM to get seated without a wait. We try to get to The Grove every trip we make to Ames, specifically for the pancakes. The Grove's pancakes are as...More

Thank Skiblzr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6360
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-9784
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