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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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Dubuque, IA
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193 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have enjoyed the pizza at Great Plains for years. 3 children through ISU and we had opportunities to have their pizza. I think the crust makes their pizza excellent. I enjoy the wheat crust. Thick and chewy. Honey makes the thick end delicious. Any toppings will be fresh and good. The crust makes it. Hearty.

Thank Goodscout
Spencer, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pizza with a flare of something different. Great atmosphere and vibe. Best pizza I have had in awhile.

Thank T2106CQjayd
Ames, Iowa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Plains is the kind of pizza place people either seem to really love or just think is OK. I'm closer to the "just OK" end of the spectrum (I'd give it like 3.25 or 3.5 stars if I could) but it's certainly not bad pizza. Other reviewers have noted the nice selection of crusts. My favorite is the oat... More 

Thank AmesVegetarian
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many people, my experience with GPS&D goes way back. My parents loved it when I was a kid. Whenever we were in Ames, they dragged me here for the pizza they loved from their time in Ames while Dad was in school. It wasn't until I had decided to plant roots in Ames as an adult that I really... More 

Thank 99cyclone
Madison, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember coming here with my family when I was in school. When I recently came back for an event, I was looking forward to seeing how things have changed. Fortunately, it hasn't. The pizza is still awesome! For some, the crust is a toss away; not here. The honey that sits on every table is there for a reason.... More 

Thank Porknbeans99
Ames, Iowa
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Lived here for four years. There are TON of pizza places in Ames, but this one is truly unique. If you want a nice, crusty pizza give this place a try. This isn't fast-food pizza but it's totally worth the wait. Don't forget to use the honey to enjoy the extra crust pieces. The dining room is cozy too.

Thank Momandem12
West Des Moines, Iowa
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Pizza Night Review: I had eaten at Great Plains a few years back and wanted to try it again. It was good pizza then and it is great pizza now. They have several different crusts to choose from. The sauce tasted great and the pizza was covered in cheese. The garlic cheese bread reminded me of a roll cut in... More 

Thank Review-by-2
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious fresh pizza. I have never been disappointed! Always great! Great place to take the family and out of town guests.

Thank nancy p
Boone, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I don't eat here often because I live out of town but when I do - it is a true treat! We always get the same - pepperoni pizza with thick crust and lots of honey to dip the crust into. Perfect!

Thank Sheila C
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Love Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co. Highly recommend the whole wheat crust, drizzled with honey. An Ames classic.

Thank vetwinner

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?