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Restaurant Week

September 20-29, 2019

Every year, Main Street Iowa hosts a Main Street Resturant Week. Downtown restaurants and bars will offer special prices, unique entrees and great drink options. Punch cards will be available and patrons who dine at five of the participating locations will be entered to win a prize. Bring your appetite and enjoy all there is to eat and drink in downtown Ames!

Business Registration is due July 25 - Fill out the form here

See Below for Participating Businesses and Their Deals

The Angry Irishmen - 119 Main Street

M- Sat : 6 am - 2 am

Sun: 8 am - 2 am

  • Saturday 28th morning and afternoon $5 Bloody Mary Bar

Aunt Maude's - 547 Main Street

Lunch: M- F : 11 am - 2 pm (closed for lunch sat)

Dinner: M - Sat : Opens at 5 pm (Lounge opens at 4 pm)

Closed Sundays

  • Half price on bottles of wine under $50/bottle. Limit one bottle per party.

Bar La Tosca - 400 Main StREET

M - Th : 11 am - 2:30 , 4 - close

F - Sat: 11 am - close

  • 3-course dinner for $28

Cafe Diem - 229 Main StREET

Mon-Sat: 7am-10 pm

Sun: 8 am- 9 pm

  • Two 20oz Lattes or Smoothies for $8

Chocolaterie Stam - 230 MAIN STreet

M-W : 8:30 am - 7 pm

Th-Sat: 8:30 am - 8 pm

Sun: 12:30 pm - 1 pm

  • 2 medium gelatos, 2 drinks and 2 bonbons.

Cooks' Emporium - 313 main street

MTWF: 9:30 am - 6 pm

Th: 9:30 am - 7 pm

Sat: 9:30 am - 5 pm

  • We will be having two three course cooking demonstrations on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:30PM during restaurant week.

  • Included in the purchase of $30 for your spot you will receive a 100 milliliter bottle of olive oil or vinegar of your choosing from our Olivelle line.

  • The menu for Tuesday evening is toasted bruschetta, pasta with a vodka cream sauce, and shortbread cookies with homemade caramel sauce.

  • On Thursday the menu will be a fresh salad, flatbread tomato basil pizza, and blood orange chocolate almond bark.

  • Please RSVP in store or online to ensure you get a spot

Cornbred Barbercue - 526 Main Street

Lunch Menu Service from 11 AM - 2 PM

"Happy Time" from 2 PM - 5 PM (Bar Snacks and Drink specials!)

Dinner Menu Service 5 PM until its gone!

  • Lunch 2 for $20: starter of crunch corn plus choice of half pound of meat or hand-held as well as 2 sides of choice and 2 NA drinks

  • Dinner 2 for $20: starter of crunch corn, half pound of meat, 2 sides, and 2 NA beverages

Della Viti Ames - 323 Main street

M-Th: 3 pm - close

F: 2 pm - close

Sat: 11 am - close

Sun: 5 pm - close

  • 2 for $20 A bottle of wine and small cheese or chocolate plate for $20

Great Harvest Bakery and Café -502 Burnett Avenue

M - F: 7 am - 6 pm

Sat: 7 am - 1 pm

  • BREAKFAST SPECIAL: Two breakfast sandwiches, two cups of coffee or hot chocolate, and two fruits bowls for $20

  • LUNCH SPECIAL: Two sandwiches, two bags of chips, and two soups or fruit bowls for $20.

  • Lunch and breakfast are both served all day.

great plains sauce and dough - 129 Main

  • Sun- Wed: 11 am-11pm

  • F+Sat: 11 am-12 am

  • one medium, one topping pizza, thick or thin, and two soda's for $20.

Little Woods Herbs & Teas - 136 Main Street

M-Sat: 9 am - 7 pm

Sun: 12 - 5 pm

  • Tea for Two for $20 -- Two scones, two brewed teas, and two 1oz packages of loose leaf tea for home

London Underground - 212 Main Street

  • TBA

Mel's Sweet Occasions - 300 Main Street

Tues-F: 4 pm - 6 pm

Sat: 10 am - 4 pm

  • 6" cake special

  • 6" Chocolate or Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream for $25 options can be special ordered Gluten Free at no additional charge, if ordered in advance by emailing: info@melssweetoccasions.com

  •   limited quantities of both cakes available in the shop during the week; however, cakes can be ordered in advance by calling the shop 233.2222 or info@melssweetoccasions.com

Smiles Food Carts - Douglas and Main

F + Sat : 9 pm - 3 am

  • $5 Superdog or Gyro only on Main Street on Friday or Saturday.

Torrent Brewing Co - 504 Burnett Ave

W-Th: 4:30 pm - 10 pm

F: 4:30pm-11pm

Sat: 11am-11pm

Sun:1pm-7pm

  • TBA

Wheatsfield Cooperative - 413 Northwestern Avenue

M- Sun : 7 am - 9 pm

  • 2 for $20 Deal - Signature Deli Sandwich (Meat, Veggie & Vegan options) + Bag of Chips + 12oz Local Beer or Select Beverage, available 10am-7pm each day

Whiskey River - 134 Main Street

M-Sat: 11 am - 2 am

Sun: 10 am - 2 am

  • Monday 11am-2pm Grinder & Fries $8 20 wings for $12 (6pm-2am)

  • Tuesday 11am-2am Fried Dough Taco with Chips & Salsa $7

  • Wednesday 11am-2pm Breaded Tenderloin & Fries $8.50 Whiskey Burger & Fries $9.50 (6pm-9pm)

  • Thursday 11am-2pm Pot Roast Sandwich with Fries $8.50 Homemade Goulash $8 Burger & Fries $7 (6pm-9pm)

  • Friday 11am-2pm Hot Beef Sandwich $9 French Dip $9

  • Sunday 10am-2am Bloody Mary Bar & Omelet with toast or Biscuits & Gravy for $10 20 Wings for $12 (6pm-2am)

  • Monday-Wednesday from 3pm-6pm $3 Well Drinks & $3 Domestic Bottles Thursday 2-Fer $6 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles

  • All Day Friday: F.A.W. $3 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles with Free Chips & Salsa