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All 161 Ames Restaurants

Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
515-232-8940
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Ranked #2 of 161 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
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
Restaurant details
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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English first
Hollidaysburg
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful place to meet up with old friends. The menu is extensive, and the atmosphere is casual and celebritory. The waitress was super friendly and helpful in telling us about menu selections. You could tell she had been there forever and still loved the food. All five of us selected different entrees and we were all pleased.... More

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Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Food was good and came quickly. Would like to go back for only ice cream sometime. It was loud in there.

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Omaha
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you like it barbecued or fried you will love this place. The food was good and the prices great. Huge portions! Nice place and good service. We will be back on our next trip.

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We ate at Hickory Park Restaurant this last weekend during ISU's parents weekend. We have been coming to Ames over the last three years and all I can say is "Who didn't tell me about this place?" The restaurant was packed with people standing outside waiting to be seated but we got in after a half an hour wait. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant has been in business for many years. It is a destination restaurant in Ames and usually very crowded most evenings. Get there early to get a table. The menu choices are good and the service was great! The quality of the food is good and is always delivered to your table hot. Prices are also reasonable for the... More

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Mesa, Az
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Have heard about this place for a long time. We were on our way to. Pella for volleyball game. It was a very busy place right at noon. We were seated with no wait Time. When our food came the turkey dinner my husband had was great. Wonderful mashed potToes and gravy. My pork chops were cold. I had to... More

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Alvarado, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food quality, atmosphere, and cost all add up to an excellent experience. I reserve 5 stars for an experience that exceeds my expectations and this one did. The food was cooked very well and the cost versus what you get is an awesome value. It's down home cooking for a great price. The quarter chicken that I got was... More

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michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have heard about Hickory Park for years and finally had the opportunity to enjoy dinner there after an Iowa State football game. My personal focus was trying a BBQ selection while still having appetite to enjoy a nice cream selection from probably the most interesting menu of sundaes, parfaits, sodas and shakes I have ever seen. My sandwich was... More

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a family friendly place with colorful, friendly waitstaff and country charm. The food is barbecue with all the fixin's served on gigantic round metal pans. The food was hearty and very tasty. My son and husband had the special which had ribs, chicken, and two sides. I had the smoked turkey with mashed potatoes and corn. We then... More

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Eldora, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This has been a favorite place to eat for us for the last 30 plus years. The food has maintained the same great quality over the years. It is not a fancy restaurant, but is a good place to eat with the family. Servings are always ample and the service is prompt once you get seated. Be prepared for long... More

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