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525 Gilchrist St, Ames, IA 50010-3356
+1 515-233-1760
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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495 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

As with most places, fresh food needs to be consumed immediately after being served, at this place as well. Stay and eat the fries here. They are crispy outside, soft inside and very good. The custard is very good as well and if you have several kids, get the four pints for $10 to go instead of individual sides to... More 

Thank init4keeps
Ames, Iowa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wife was on a liquid diet for the day after fasting all night and decided that she wanted a custard malt. She really liked the marshmallow and it took the edge off of her hunger. I chose the tenderloin and fries meal and really enjoyed it. The restaurant was very clean and well maintained with lots of natural lighting. Also,... More 

Thank Dale E
Story City, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Customer service is absolutely terrible! I took my mother for a little outing from the nursing home & decided to get her a Culver's treat. This is the first time I have returned to the Ames location in probably two years since my daughters and I were greeted with insults and rude remarks from the person working the drive through... More 

Thank SandyMustangs3
Waterloo, Iowa
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

When one sees a Culver's in the area, you're pretty much guaranteed a good, hot lunch in a clean, friendly environment. For some reason, this Culver's didn't fit the bill on any of those. This is the dirtiest Culver's I have ever seen. The floor was so "greasy-like" that it was hard to grip the floor. The burgers were cold... More 

Thank love2travelalot216
Des Moines, Iowa
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495 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Good food, root beer and custard, staff is friendly. Clean. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
South Pole
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231 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I am new to the area and received a 2 for 1 coupon offer to try their double cheeseburger. They had a lot of people working there and attending to the customers, which is nice. I thought my burgers were great, albeit a bit pricey. I don't know if I would eat hear much if I didn't have some sort... More 

Thank Viking94708
San Francisco
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

First discovered Culver's some years ago and had to get something there every day for a week oh wow so good. Then something happened and nothing tasted good anymore. Friends agree, they hooked you with the good stuff then switched to cheap ingredients to make money. I have had the exact same experience with Sonic Drive-Inn. I wander into Culver's... More 

Thank Cubecritter
Des Moines, Iowa
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495 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Great food, freshly made to order and the frozen custard is awesome. Very friendly staff. Also a very family friendly place.

1 Thank init4keeps
Austin, Texas
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199 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Culver's has the best custard ice cream - highly recommend chocolate! Great prices on hamburgers etc., doesn't taste like fast food.

Thank rrcer
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

An easy choice for a quick meal while we are traveling as we know the quality is always going to be there. Love their malts as well!

Thank Brian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Gilchrist St, Ames, IA 50010-3356
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-1760

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?