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Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO

129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
+1 515-232-4263
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cookies” (11 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
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129 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6388
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by for a slice for $2.00 It's one of the best cheapest lunches in town. Great Plains has been in Ames for decades. They are extremely consistent and a great downtown business. I prefer the thin crust, as the thick crust is a lot...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As visitors from Chicago, I have to add that we are quite picky about our pizza. First of all, to come in here with a family of six and try to eat together is very hard. They only had one large table, and it was...More

Thank cmama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to pick up my favorite pizza on my way home from Xmas out of state. Ordered it 30 min out and was told it be done in 30. Arrived to find out that they hadn’t even put the pizza in the oven yet! No...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service and child friendly! Very good for birthday celebrations for any age! Very friendly staff, diversified menu, and quick service. Our out of town relatives love to go here!

Thank CarOline722015
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This was a delightful place to dine, and the pizza was REALLY good. There were 8 of us and we had a table that accomodated us easily. The service was very good also.

Thank Roberta E
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great pizza, nothing better than putting honey on the crust. Always lots of cheese! Gets very busy, so always best to go on off hours. Don’t forgot to get a cookie and have it warmed up.

Thank neilsjj
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We went late at night, so couldn’t get pizza by the slice, so we got a pie instead. Wasn’t at all crowded. Pizza crust was nice. Very cheesy. Excellent evening snack, and finished off the crust as dessert with the honey on the table. You...More

Thank Melinda D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stopped in here on a recommendation, and thoroughly enjoyed the pizza. They were busy, but fairly quick considering the crowd. Good crust options and good sauce too!

Thank Love St. Pete Beach
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

First, A small caveat: They only sell pizza by the slice during lunch. That said, this is the first time I have ever come across a pizza place that makes or uses anything other than a white flour crust! This place actually has real crust...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place has been a staple in Ames for years. There's just something different about the crust. There's honey on the table to finish off the crusty edge which is so good. I'd have to say the Prairie Special is a fave of mine. If...More

Thank Carla B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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