Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Ames

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Ames

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Ames is full of hidden gems.

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    $1 PBRs Mondays, $1 Off Bottles Tuesdays, $4 Martinis Wednesdays, $1 G&Ts Thursdays, $2 Off Pitchers Fridays, $2.50 Rum Drinks Saturdays, $2.75 Bloody Marys Sundays. Always worth it. -- Lilly Pavlou via Foursquare
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    Their Lean Green is surprisingly good while it's healthy! -- Diny Patterson via Foursquare
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    To the people that advertise the cafe on this page... its for the fans to leave tips not you... -- Chantz Berstler via Foursquare
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    Voted best sit-down restaurant and place for a first date in the Iowa State Daily's 2012 Student Choice Awards. -- Iowa State Daily via Foursquare
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    Best spot in Ames for sitting outside on a beautiful day. The food in delicious and comparable to Panera on price. Great food, service, and hip atmosphere. -- Tony via Foursquare
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    Best shots in Ames. And can't forget those tacos. -- James Reinertson via Foursquare
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    I will eat one every time I'm drunk... Every time. So delicious -- Megan Ropella via Foursquare
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    Fish and chips are awesome here! Staff is super friendly too. And you can find beers here you won't get anywhere else! -- Rachel Young via Foursquare
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    Stop by Sunday morning for the $10 Bloody Mary bar and breakfast. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., it gets you an omelet of your choosing, hash browns and a Bloody Mary. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    Cafe Beaudelaire’s Beaudelaire Bauru sandwich is the perfect way to experience a taste of Brazil in the heart of Ames’ Campustown. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    Always nice to have a coffee shop right across the street. Great place for a mid-morning...or mid-day...or late afternoon...pick-me-up! -- Innova via Foursquare
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    Wine novices and connoisseurs welcome: Della Viti is a self-serve wine bar, meaning you can sample dozens of wines at your own pace using a prepaid card. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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