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Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
515-232-8940
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Ranked #2 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Iowa City, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is a very good restaurant with a really cool ambiance. The ice cream selection and quality is top notch - 'best', in fact. If I was rating an Ice Cream/Soda Parlor, I would give it 5 stars without a doubt. But this is a place that advertises itself as a BBQ place. The BBQ is good, don't get me... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place is always busy and there is no wonder why! The food is so good and my family and I used to make the hour drive to Ames occasionally just to eat here!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Hickory Park is a must when visiting Ames. Always enjoy the BBQ turkey sandwich. Kids always enjoy the hundreds of ice cream sundae choices.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Large servings and reasonable!! Where the locals go. We were surprised how reasonable the prices were. It looks like a fancy steak house on the outside. I had the hot roast beef sandwich. It was WONDERFUL! The serving size was HUGE and the beef was tender and very tasty!! It is where the locals go. Try it, you won't be... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You always get good meat at a good value with this place. It had been a number of years since I had been in the Ames area, but I knew that I had to stop on my way through. We were there for lunch and we had no wait, but they are prepared for crowds and know how to handle... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visiting relatives in the area and they brought us here mid-afternoon so there was no wait even for our party of 9. The menu had a nice variety and I decided on the 1/2 sausage 1/2 pork plate. I thought the sausage was delicious and kind of wished I would have ordered the whole sausage plate. My side of mashed... More 

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Hackensack, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Luckily we went with someone who had been here before! We went early and were able to get in right away. The barbecue ribs were good. As we left, we noticed the lobby was packed! The candy in the front of the store was a neat idea, but we weren't going to fight the crowds to buy any.

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fort dodge
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Good, but not great BBQ. Their product is always consistent. Meat tastes good and is smoky, sauces are bland. I do like their sausage links, good and not too greasy. Saucy Southerner is a popular sandwich among my family. Place is always busy, so plan to wait or show up at non-busy hours.

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Joliet, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

this place is always busy. we usually have never waited more than a handful of minutes for a table though. its a well oiled machine. they even have a large lcd tv playing kids movies with raised bench seating. (polar express was playing during our visit). this place has a home cooked feel to it and your meal is delivered... More 

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San Juan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

That's what I think of when someone says Hickory Park. Was good 15 years ago. Now it's rushed and meats are barely smoked. A victim of its own success. too bad. Go to Battles's bbq instead. This place is like McDucks now. Tastes the same bland way every time. Yuck.

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Additional Information about Hickory Park Restaurant

Address: 1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
Phone Number: 515-232-8940
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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