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Cafe Beaudelaire

$$ - $$$American, ,
2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
+1 515-292-7429
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“peas” (4 reviews)
“gyro” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Brazilian, Latin, Cafe, Pub, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for lunch to try the hamburger that was voted best in ames. We arrived at 10 am and the place was already getting busy. It's a very small place. The hamburger was good, not sure it's the best in ames. Our food arrived,...More

Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yep! Best Hamburger I've ever had in Iowa (I've lived here ~45 years). Food and DRINK are good, and the atmosphere is convivial Went recently, but the best memory was taking an Italian friend when Italy and Argentina were playing soccer for the world cup...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a weekend trip to Ames, I enjoyed lunch twice at Café Beaudelaire; first because of their reputation, second to try another burger. While the 'Iowa's Best Burger' is just the one you remember in your back yard made from patties shaped by your mom...More

Thank judith h
Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers lived up to their reputation as the 'best in Iowa'. Ours were full of flavor, and while not oversized, were plenty big to satisfy our appetites. The gyro was just ok, not something that would bring us back like the burgers and appetizers...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited Cafe Beaudelaire based on a friend’s recommendation. The small restaurant is decorated with flags and money from around the world. Many beers are on tap and some are included in a daily special. My son and I ordered the Brasilian...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something new so we drove to Ames to check this place out. Wow, glad we did. We had the chicken cheese balls, burgers, and Brazilian drinks. Everything was high quality and the service was top notch. This is a must try...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Among many other options, Cafe Beaudelaire serves an incredibly tasty Brazilian take on a burger. The traditional bauru is a delicious ground beef patty served on a freshly baked whole wheat bun, adorned with ham, mozzarella cheese, a fried egg, tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and corn....More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I had read about Cafe Beauedelaire on Trip Advisor and had driven past it, but I usually don't go to a restaurant that I can not pronounce their name. When I read that they had been selected "Best Burger" by the Iowa Cattlemen's Assn, we...More

Thank Kornkurt
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with a friend on a gorgeous April day... Warm enough to enjoy sitting at a table on the sidewalk. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and provided excellent service. Since they were chosen one of the top 10 burgers in Iowa for...More

Thank LittlePaint
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Whenever we are in Ames, this is our go-to eatery. Never been disappointed and great choice of food.

Thank rlwoodw1
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4 October 2016|
Response from gseth51 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. I don't worry about gluten free, but this restaurant is in a college town, so they are ready for anything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-7429
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