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Cafe Beaudelaire

$$ - $$$American, ,
2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
+1 515-292-7429
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“peas” (5 reviews)
“gyro” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Brazilian, Latin, Cafe, Pub, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
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Reviewed yesterday

Traditional and non-traditional Brazilian food and drink...with some Greek thrown in..really yummy. I like the Feijoada...filling...and Brazilian fries. The Capirinha is great, too...

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Ames and we dined at Cafe Beaudelaire - what a fantastic meal! Our waitress was great but as the restaurant became busier we saw her less and less. It is a small establishment with inside and outside dining, and from what...More

Thank 569andreay
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Nestled on a shady street across from the uni is a real treasure. Cafe Beaudelaire has a quiet subtle hip vibe that pairs great food, great drinks, and great service. Come early, stay late: any time is the right time to be here. Try the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch to try the hamburger that was voted best in ames. We arrived at 10 am and the place was already getting busy. It's a very small place. The hamburger was good, not sure it's the best in ames. Our food arrived,...More

Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Yep! Best Hamburger I've ever had in Iowa (I've lived here ~45 years). Food and DRINK are good, and the atmosphere is convivial Went recently, but the best memory was taking an Italian friend when Italy and Argentina were playing soccer for the world cup...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

On a weekend trip to Ames, I enjoyed lunch twice at Café Beaudelaire; first because of their reputation, second to try another burger. While the 'Iowa's Best Burger' is just the one you remember in your back yard made from patties shaped by your mom...More

Thank judith h
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The burgers lived up to their reputation as the 'best in Iowa'. Ours were full of flavor, and while not oversized, were plenty big to satisfy our appetites. The gyro was just ok, not something that would bring us back like the burgers and appetizers...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited Cafe Beaudelaire based on a friend’s recommendation. The small restaurant is decorated with flags and money from around the world. Many beers are on tap and some are included in a daily special. My son and I ordered the Brasilian...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something new so we drove to Ames to check this place out. Wow, glad we did. We had the chicken cheese balls, burgers, and Brazilian drinks. Everything was high quality and the service was top notch. This is a must try...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Among many other options, Cafe Beaudelaire serves an incredibly tasty Brazilian take on a burger. The traditional bauru is a delicious ground beef patty served on a freshly baked whole wheat bun, adorned with ham, mozzarella cheese, a fried egg, tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and corn....More

Thank Karen W
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4 October 2016|
Response from gseth51 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. I don't worry about gluten free, but this restaurant is in a college town, so they are ready for anything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-7429
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