Olde Main Brewing Company

316 Main St

Ames, IA

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Olde Main Brewing Company in Ames

Bar/Restaurant - Brewery

starstarhalf starno starno star 2.6/5 with 334 votes
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Tuesday - $4 Pitchers
Wednesday - $1 Pint night
Thursday - $5 Growler refills and $2 wells
Lunch - Mon - Sat: 11am-3pm
Dinner - Daily: 5pm-10pm
Brunch - Sun: 10:30am-2pm
Pub Hours Daily: 11am - 2am
Happy Hour Daily: 4pm - 6pm
110 User Reviews & Comments
December 16, 2013 starstarno starno starno star
There isn‘t much that I can say has improved at Olde Main since it opened. You would think that the quality of in-house microbrews would be better, but they haven‘t gotten better. People go to brewing companies so they can experience hand-crafted, high-quality beers, and they won‘t find that here. The food is way overpriced and isn‘t even that good. I went on a Sunday for brunch with my family recently and all of the food was overcooked, including ham which is pretty hard to mess up. Staff is terrible. Had to wait 25 minutes to be seated one evening when there were only ten people in the restaurant. They never came to seat us. That was strike three and I won‘t go back. Not worth the time or money.
October 14, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
I keep coming back to see some sort of improvement. This is a place my friends and I want to like. Just cant give anymore chances. Bad Service, flat and inconsistent beer, food never the same. Never been wowed, ever. Started off with great hopes; obviously no one knows what they are doing there.
Heard they changed management, thank the gods. maybe something will change in future. The place just sucks!
August 4, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
This place should have closed in october of 2004, it would have saved everyone the heartache of getting excited about good food and then getting the swill they serve here. Very rude staff, horrendous wait times. You‘d think after all of this time they‘d get it right. But hey, I guess if it‘s just clueless college students you can take advantage of them and they won‘t know the difference. Nice way to treat your customer base. Just becuase you‘re unique doesn‘t mean your special and can ignore basic customer service and courtesy.
July 22, 2013 starstarno starno starno star
Went here on an early Saturday afternoon and looked at the menu. Dinner menu only, no lunch menu, so disappointed in that. We ordered beer and asked for water as well, but had to ask again for water. The waitress was inattentive. The place was deserted. The food was ok, but an expensive lunch with the dinner menu only. I don‘t think I will be back again and I used to go several times a month.
January 18, 2013 starstarno starno starno star
Recently went here on a Wednesday night ($1 draw night) with a friend. We both ordered a salad and when they arrived, she noticed a live bug crawling on her lettuce. Needless to say I did not want to eat my salad! I did eat the tomato basil soup and that was edible. The draws we ordered tasted flat. Won‘t be going back here anytime soon. On the up side, our server was very nice and my friend received a gift card for the salad mishap.
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