We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Pizza Ranch

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1404 Boston Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8776
+1 515-232-1999
08:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 44: English reviews
Jacksonville, Illinois
Level Contributor
103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pizza Ranch does work hard to meet the needs of its guests. The host ranges from the friendly face to a person who really has no interest in your dining. The chicken is very good. The pizzas will be fresh and prepared to your requests. The dining room is clean and friendly, well arranged and family oriented. The value for... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We arrived late and they were one of a handful of places that were still open and would deliver. The guy who answered the phone was friendly and helpful, delivery guy was friendly and the pizza was wonderful!!!

Thank Heidi S
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The salad bar was fresh and well stocked. Their fried chicken was excellent! Was disappointed with the cooked vegetables. Iowa corn on the cob should not be left soaking in hot water until it is soggy. Pizza was good, although some of the choices had been out on the heat table until the toppings were dry and the crust was... More 

Mechanicsville, Virginia
Level Contributor
89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We'd been to a Pizza Ranch in South Dakota a few years ago and were excited to find one in Ames. It's about $10 per person for the buffet, including drink. There is a salad bar and pizza bar, as well as other items like fried chicken. There is also dessert pizza and soft serve ice cream. This is a... More 

Thank scrappysquirrel
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
495 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

They have a pizza with steak and caramelized onions here that is very good. The chicken wild rice soup is also very good. And, although I wasn't here when they had it, they occasionally have had fresh Iowa sweet corn(call to check before expecting this). Friendly staff and clean place. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The selection is really nice, and if they do not have the pizza you want they will make a pizza to order for you. They have a large variety of pizzas, chicken, and other things. They have always been nice to us when we go there.

Thank dolly98799
Sioux City, Iowa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

An all-day buffett of chicken and pizza, you just can't go wrong! The servers were great and the food was awesome.

Thank Ike R
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Has a good variety in their buffet and will special order pizzas for you at no charge. A quality buffet place and worth your money.

Thank Adam D
East Liverpool, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Good place to eat in a hurry between classes. Good food and good people at the front counter. Recommended!!

Thank boucher24
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

One of the great things about traveling in Iowa is the pizza ranch restaurants all over the place. They are all consistent when it comes to their food and this one is no different. Very quiet experience and the staff was engaging and baked you any pie you wanted and brought it to your table. I eat at a pizza... More 

Thank Byron H

Travellers who viewed Pizza Ranch also viewed


Been to Pizza Ranch? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 Boston Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8776
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-1999

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pizza Ranch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?