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Cold Stone Creamery

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1310 S Duff Ave, Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-8153
+1 515-233-3911
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a chain, so if you've been in one, you've been in them all. You get to select the ice cream flavor or flavors and they'll mix in other ingredients on a cold stone - hence the name. The ice cream was good, but five bucks for two scoops is a little pricey for me.

Thank Todd D
Wonju, South Korea
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

콜드스톤 아이스크림은 다른 아이스크림 집과는 차별되게 원하는 대로 아이스크림을 만들어줍니다. Signature Creations: Masterpieces In Ice Cream!(Developed over 25 years, these ice cream and mix-in combinations are our most popular by far)

Thank sung58
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Ice cream was good with the "creations" mixed in. Too bad the help didn't feel like mixing them in. My son had a creation with a candy bar mixed in and it was 2 big chunks in a cup of ice cream, not mixed in at all. I finished before the rest of my family and looked around the store.... More 

Thank k-and-3j
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

They are always great. Good variety, lots of selection. You cannot beat the signature creations like the mint or peanut butter perfection.

Thank dolly98799
Des Moines, Iowa
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587 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I was here when the June temps soared into the 90s and I got a pic!! The Ice cream concoctions are good but pricey. Friendly staff, clean place. For those really hot days! Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Typical Coldstone Creamery - seems like there are less and less of them around now. Glad to see there was one here when we visited.

Thank Tina M
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Very good ice cream. Quick service. However, several people were working and the tables hadn't been wiped down.

Thank J_from_Wisconsin
River Falls, WI
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Everything I would have expected. Great service, good snacks!!! The only thing I would improve is the entrance for parking. There should be another entrance from the Best Buy side!! Good grief, it's like taking your life in your hands just trying to cross that intersection by where you pull into this place.

Thank TAinWI
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We had great service which we always get. A great selection of flavors and creations. Fresh waffle cones. What more could you ask for.

Thank Evy_and_Jim
Shropshire, England
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335 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great Ice Cream, Yum, Yum, Yum, more, more, more. I don't know what else I can say to satisfy tripadvisors need for 50 characters.

Thank stokersam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 S Duff Ave, Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-8153
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-3911

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