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Grove Cafe

124 Main St., Ames, IA - (515) 232-9784
When you order a pancake at the Grove Cafe, the very word will take on new shades of meaning, for in this place a pancake is, in fact, a pan cake – a good-size cake that has been cooked on the griddle. It is nearly an inch thick in its center and wide as its plate – a pillow-soft round of steamy cooked batter that has an appealing pale orange hue. With a couple of peppery, piggy Iowa sausage patties, one is a mighty big meal.
100% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Of the many fine pancakes we have eaten coast to coast, we have a special spot in our heart for those made at Grove Café. When you order one, the very word will take on new shades of meaning, for in this place a pancake is, in fact, a pan cake – a good-size cake that ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

124 Main St., Ames, IA
(515) 232-9784

http://grovecafeamesiowa.tripod.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
One pancake at the Grove Cafe, a little pig meat on the side, is a meal.
"One pancake at the Grove Cafe, a little pig meat on the side, is a meal."
Michael Stern





Locals love to sit at the counter and exchange news and opinions over cups of coffee.  This picture, taken from a booth, is a quintessential Roadfood view.
"Locals love to sit at the counter and exchange news and opinions over cups of coffee. This picture, taken from a booth, is a quintessential Roadfood view."
Michael Stern


Despite what this mural says, the staff at Grove Cafe is small-town friendly and accommodating.
"Despite what this mural says, the staff at Grove Cafe is small-town friendly and accommodating."
Cliff Strutz


Grove is a true Main Street cafe, in the heart of Ames.
"Grove is a true Main Street cafe, in the heart of Ames."
Michael Stern



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