We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pizza Ranch

1404 Boston Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8776
+1 515-232-1999
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (13 reviews)
“dessert pizza” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Pizza
1404 Boston Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8776
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (59)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 59 reviews

Reviewed May 30, 2017

The chicken was hot and very good. The pizza on the other hand, did not look or taste fresh. We were there at 5 p.m. on a Tuesday. They brought out the hot pizza we requested when we arrived, but no other pizza was hot...More

Thank penguin819
Reviewed May 26, 2017

This was my first time at a Pizza Ranch, which seem to be all over the mid-west. I didn't care for the buffet, as I believe that pizza would be served hot and fresh out of the oven, and not from under a heat lamp....More

Thank Paul U
Reviewed May 2, 2017

It's not just about the pizza! Great buffet with fried chicken and so much more. Pizza desert!? Again: That's all I've got!!!!!

Thank motox1
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Buffet and service was excellent. Complete buffet with ample seating for large groups. This being a college town they are use to seating large groups. This was a Monday lunch for us. We only waited a short time until we were seated before a large...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

The chicken here is really good, the only thing that could be changed about it is to decrease the salt. The pizza is average. Several choices on the buffet and you can ask for exactly what you want as well. Clean. Friendly staff. Marcydiner tantrum...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Pizza Ranch does work hard to meet the needs of its guests. The host ranges from the friendly face to a person who really has no interest in your dining. The chicken is very good. The pizzas will be fresh and prepared to your requests....More

Thank cyclonesdan
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We arrived late and they were one of a handful of places that were still open and would deliver. The guy who answered the phone was friendly and helpful, delivery guy was friendly and the pizza was wonderful!!!

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The salad bar was fresh and well stocked. Their fried chicken was excellent! Was disappointed with the cooked vegetables. Iowa corn on the cob should not be left soaking in hot water until it is soggy. Pizza was good, although some of the choices had...More

Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We'd been to a Pizza Ranch in South Dakota a few years ago and were excited to find one in Ames. It's about $10 per person for the buffet, including drink. There is a salad bar and pizza bar, as well as other items like...More

Thank scrappysquirrel
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

They have a pizza with steak and caramelized onions here that is very good. The chicken wild rice soup is also very good. And, although I wasn't here when they had it, they occasionally have had fresh Iowa sweet corn(call to check before expecting this)....More

Thank init4keeps
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Ames
Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center
93 reviews
.26 km away
Holiday Inn Express Ames
704 reviews
.37 km away
Red Roof Inn Ames
348 reviews
2.86 km away
Days Inn Ames
376 reviews
2.91 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO
249 reviews
2.71 km away
Chocolaterie Stam
48 reviews
2.79 km away
Cafe Diem
55 reviews
2.84 km away
Dutch Oven Bakery
43 reviews
2.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
Iowa State University
288 reviews
5.46 km away
Reiman Gardens
292 reviews
5.38 km away
Brunnier Art Museum
22 reviews
4.88 km away
Furman Aquatic Center
14 reviews
4.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pizza Ranch staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 Boston Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8776
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-1999
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing