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Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (118 reviews)
“ice cream” (109 reviews)
“sundae” (67 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A terrific experience. The food was good and authentic. Portions were big but not too much. And the service was outstanding. My son has food allergies and they fell over themselves catering to him. Just terrific.

Thank Al A
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a GREAT place to eat. The smoked meats are delicious! The BBQ sauce a great meld of sweet and spicy. This place is HUGE! Don't let the amount of parked cars scare you from going in. There is more than enough space for all!!...More

Thank iowamamaof3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here for 20+ years now, since I started college. I love their hickory with cheese and their fried cheese curds. The restaurant is loud, which is great when you have young, energetic children. Most seating areas are cozy enough that you can...More

Thank aschindel17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through on our way back to MN. The parking lot was packed and there were many people waiting. We almost gave up because we wanted to get back on the road quickly but we were seated within 15 minutes. Don't let the...More

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have some great barbeque ribs would reccomend to anybody in the area I mean what else can i really say its all in all great food!

Thank Conrad V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bread is absolutely fabulous. We took some to go! We will eat there again! Lots of food, and the price is right!

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great food at a great price. Every one was so nice and helpful. If you want a quiet place to eat you may want to go someplace else. When they are very busy it can get very loud but that doesn't bother me....More

Thank spatterson8705
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and great place to eat ... Football weekends are a little crazy but the restaurant is large enough to cater to you and many close friends. The food is always great - BBQ chicken, pork, ribs (best out there!), beef, burgers, salads and...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hickory Park is a LONG time favorite of our family ! Love the beef, pork and turkey . I don't think in all the years we have gone to eat there , that we have ever had a bad meal . And who doesn't love...More

Thank 586peggyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bar-b-que, (Southern Saucy sandwich is my favorite), other road house diner items including great menu for kids and ice cream desserts. Best hot fudge sundae.

Thank KCMOfoodie
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4 May 2017|
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Response from Darrell D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and their ice cream is awesome 😎
2 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-8940
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