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The IowaStater Restaurant
Enjoy Unique Iowa Dishes and Seasonal Craft Beers
Located right here at the hotel, The IowaStater Restaurant serves modern American comfort food in a relaxed, welcoming environment. We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; fuel up for a busy day in Ames with buffet and a la carte options ranging from steel-cut oatmeal to Dutch apple pancakes and our famed IowaStater Steak & Eggs.
Afternoon and evening options include savory Iowa Cheese Balls, juicy burgers, crisp salads and perfectly prepared seafood. Save room for one of our decadent homemade desserts, too! Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available, as is a kids’ menu for your little ones. Be sure to stop by for a Happy Hour cocktail, and don’t miss our fantastic weekend Brunch. Not in the mood for a sit-down restaurant meal? No problem. Order one of our Gateway 2GO boxed lunches! Room service is also available for our hotel guests.
Independently owned and operated by Friends of Iowa State University, Gateway Hotel was established in 1978 and has always featured a restaurant that provides a unique experience for diners. The IowaStater Restaurant opened its doors in 2010, welcoming visitors to Iowa State University, returning alumni and residents of Ames and the surrounding communities into its warm and friendly atmosphere.