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Hickory Park Restaurant

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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
515-232-8940
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 347
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum

The saucy southerner and baked beans are very inexpensive and delicious! The variety of ice cream concoctions for dessert makes for some tough deliberations!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Migratorym
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DesMoines
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DesMoines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The saucy southerner and baked beans are very inexpensive and delicious! The variety of ice cream concoctions for dessert makes for some tough deliberations!

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Thank Migratorym
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and big portions for little cost. You always get big value and great service. I like everything but the baby back ribs, smoked sausage and grinders are hard to beat. It is a raucous space but in a family, good natured way. Go hungry.

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Thank Lisa N
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to Hickory Park for lunch and for after-dinner ice cream. Both times I was overwhelmed at the size of the menu. At lunch, there were six of us on a fairly tight schedule, and our waitress did her best to accommodate our request for a quick meal. She did everything she could (including bringing our tickets soon after... More 

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Thank MSUandUGAfan
Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meal choices are a plenty and very tasty. Fun to go for dessert only too! Nice place to gather when you have a big group of family or something like that.

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Thank Cinstuve
Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Grandkids LOVE going there, esp. for their birthdays. Prices are very reasonable as well as great food!

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Thank Alice M
Des Moines, Iowa
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I'm in Ames, I try to go to Hickory Park for ribs. If I am only in Ames for a short time, I will call Hickory Park in advance and order ribs and some of their smoked meats to carry out and bring home. You can order meats to go without any sides and easily pick them up to... More 

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Thank IowaMum
Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best restaurant in Ames! Great service and very reasonably priced. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait, but is well worth it!

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Thank courtneyn692
North Platte, Nebraska
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge! & has every kind of sundae imaginable. The food was okay, definitely not gourmet, but the experience was worth it!

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Thank kbqhills
Okoboji, Iowa
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316 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch while our dog was at the Iowa State Vet Hospital. Our first impression was the huge full parking lot and large building that comprised the restaurant. We entered to a large open area and we were directed by the hostesses to the red overhead light down a long hallway past dozens of tables and diners. At... More 

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Thank gopherhiker
Des Moines, Iowa
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, including great vegetarian options. My favorite thing is the black licorice ice cream malted. Yum.

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Thank Thomas M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-8940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?