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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 243
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great BBQ, lots of it

I've reviewed this place before and it hasn't changed. I can take the sampler plate home and eat off of it for another day or two. Really really enjoy my trips through Ames.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
samisan29
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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431 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I've reviewed this place before and it hasn't changed. I can take the sampler plate home and eat off of it for another day or two. Really really enjoy my trips through Ames.

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United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

you have to try this place when you are in Ames IA. really good food and worth to wait. we had try many their dishes and not one disappointed us yet!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Were referred here after our car broke down. Huge place with a fun casual atmosphere. Very family friendly. Inexpensive, good value for people looking for a deal.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We use Hickory Park for most family get-togethers. The food is good, selection is great, and we simply love the place. It has a classic and simple feel to it, as I feel any restaurant should. We're in the Midwest, we're simple people.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I saw a few of the reviews by people feeling rushed but we did not have that feeling. We ate leisurely and talked long after our meals were eaten. Sure any restaurant needs turnover but they did not make us feel like we had to eat and leave. We are down from Mpls and took our mother there to eat.... More 

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Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place is huge and always busy. The food is good, but the atmosphere ruins it. I feel like I could go to any other place that serves BBQ and get a better experience. Prices are good though--reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife recommend we stop at Hickory Park...what a great experience! Server was great, food was outstanding, this is a well run establishment! One of the best BBQ spots that I've ever been to.

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

So the Q is good, but the feeling is that you are being rushed through like a cow down a chute. The noise is overwhelming and the dining is dominated by the feeling of being rushed.

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Ames
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is almost always a line out the door at this place however it is for good reason. Dont let this intimidate you though. They do a FANTASTIC job of getting people in and out without making you feel rushed. The food is always pretty tasty at an extremely reasonable price. This however is not the place to go if... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always dependable, delicious and good service. It is hard to make a selection for main course or dessert as everything I've tried or my family has tried is delicious. When my kids visit from the south, at least one trip if not more must be to Hickory Park.

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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: Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?