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Stomping Grounds

) #13 of 146 Restaurants in Ames ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
+1 515-292-5258
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“crepes” (10 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet a friend for coffee or lunch. Meals are always great with interesting flavor combinations. Love the pour over coffee.

Thank Campbell3boys
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I've been here for brunch mostly. I'm a fan of the quiet, hipster-ish relaxed location, their coffee and breakfast items, but they're definitely on the pricey side for what you get. The portions aren't great but the presentation is great and the coffee/tea selection is...More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Stomping Grounds is a nice little restaurant in Campus Town. I have no complaints at all. I especially enjoy dinning here during the warmer months when outdoor seating is available.

Thank bb001abc
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Stomping Grounds was a great experience! I had the Rwandan Coffee and my buddy had the Cafe Mocha. Awesome atmosphere and great service! I highly recommend it!

Thank danielcK1124RH
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Stomping Grounds is a great place to eat and even has outdoor seating available during the summer and Fall. They have a great selection of sandwiches, salads, coffee and teas. They usually have quiche and crepes as well. I really like the egg salad sandwich...More

Thank Raquel Y
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a sophomore at Iowa State. We've from Chicago so when we visit we stay overnight. We've eaten at quite a few places in Ames. My daughter has told me the past few months that she found a new place that I'll love...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went by after visiting Reiman garden for a mid day treat. They ran out of creme brûlée. We got a loose tea with a lemon sugar crepe and a smoothie with tiramisu food was good and waitress was nice

Thank paninimom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

On my son's recommendation we stopped for brunch. I was a good call, we all had a good meal. Quaint spot, outdoor seating, good service. I had the best corn chowder, fresh and delicious. Followed by a grilled cheese (good comfort food). I would recommend...More

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The last few times I've met friends here, the coffee and coffee drinks have all been very good. Servers really nice. Clean place, too. Nothing negative about this place, however, meter parking is often limited during busy times.

Thank Victorious1203
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Just off of the ISU campus the Stomping Grounds is nestled in a quiet neighborhood. A friend asked my group to meet here and I returned every day of my trip. It has everything I like in a coffee shop: great service, great variety, and...More

Thank Samuel M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Welch Ave Ste 101, Ames, IA 50014
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-5258
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