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Aunt Maude's

547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
+1 515-233-4136
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have eaten at this place a number of times. It has pretty standard fare, but some people rave about it. I don't think it is particularly extraordinary. I usually order a cheeseburger, and it is good enough, but not spectacular.

Thank Elosofamoso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aunt Maude's is the place to take visitors to Ames, or locals for special occasions. Always high quality food, formal surroundings, with prices to match. But for a splurge, it's worth it.

Thank CKWalter2014
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I had a delightful lunch at Aunt Maude's, on our anniversary. The lunch special, 'Half sandwich, soup and salad' was just right; we shared the ham sandwich on wheat with onions and tomato, she ate the greens etc, the soup (up-charged to...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a popular among locals. The fancy dinners are great, but we really enjoy the burgers. Among the. Eat in Ames !

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect place to go if you want a low-key, classy, quiet dining experience. The atmosphere was tasteful and elegant. The serving staff, especially Jessie, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was divine. I highly recommend the house-made potato chips. The steak sandwich...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My friend and I had lunch here on 3-3-17. We both were in the mood for good salad. Aunt Maude's delivered!! Service was fantastic and the salad were excellent!! I love this place!!

Thank Jenifermae
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have eaten at Aunt Maude's many times over the years. I like to go early in the afternoon to avoid the busy times. I love the Bloody Mary with a beer chaser. I am cheap so I usually order a chicken dish. I usually...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Every meal here has been excellent. The key to long standing success in the restaurant business is consistency. They have it.

Thank grandski
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great menu that changes periodically; the food is tasty and always served warm; pleasant atmosphere, the service is excellent and there is always a pleasant greeting at the reception desk

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is by far one of the best places for lunch and dinner in Ames, Iowa. Everything on the menu is perfect. The prices are higher than an average place in town, but every dollar spent is worth it! The owner goes to great lengths...More

Thank 859dan
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Lorry L
The restaurant looks very nice! If we are in tennis shoes and t shirts will we feel underdressed?
12 November 2016|
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Response from Brad S | Reviewed this property |
No, you should not. Sorry for the MAJOR delayed response.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-4136
  • E-mail