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Flying Mango

4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (34 reviews)
“ribs” (54 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this place on triple D and decided to stop. It was amazing, the service was outstanding, everyone was smiling and friendly. Food came out pretty quickly even though they were packed. Every meal was absolutely delicious! Would definitely return.

Thank SheriTuz
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Southern sweet cornbread, tender flavorful, smoked meats, and great staff. Casual dining, with wonderful food, beautiful artwork, interesting furniture, all make for a unique dining experience, matches their unique name.

Thank GramsB487
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this place!! The staff was the BEST we have ever encountered. The bartender has some great drinks. We tried the Hibiscus mule, the Jalapeño margarita, and the Mango martini.....all of them were great. The brisket was excellent also.

Thank C.k. S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This place is one of my favorites! I LOVE their homemade BBQ sauce! The brisket is what dreams are made of & the corn bread is melt in your mouth delicious! Service is always spectacular! Last time I visited they told me right before my...More

Thank Showagapelove
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What an experience. It was a combination of the people and the food. Our server was full of life! Totally took care of us. I ordered a mango margarita, mango appetizers, mango on fish, mango dessert...all amazing. My kids (ages 7-14) are begging me to...More

Thank Teammilitello
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visit family in Des Moines a lot and they've taken us to some nice places, but this was really fun and a culinary delight. All of us found something unique and fun on the menu. No factory-made beers on the menu, all local or...More

Thank Jaybird123
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is amazing. Everything on the menu is worth trying.

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We called in our order for carry-out, which was quite easy to do, given the menu being available online. You can also watch the "triple D" episode via their website. We had the ribs and the grilled trigger fish with red beans and rice on...More

Thank iLLINOIS08
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This restaurant is amazing!!! The wait staff are terrific and the owner a really personable person. Great experience from the moment we got to the property. We did not have a reservation but had drinks on the patio and table was ready shortly after. The...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A Triple D place was very good would have provided 5 Stars but ribs were slightly dry. Everything else was great. I would return to this place

Thank bigstevehd
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22 January 2015|
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Response from JIM A | Reviewed this property |
I have been there several times and don't remember anything but tables. Sitting in the back room is preferred.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 5152554111
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