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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 164 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Close to the highway and well worth the very slight detour! There were 5 of us and we tried a wide variety of dishes. The BBQ was good hickory smoked ribs - you could taste it but it didn't overwhelm. The chicken was excellent - moist yet cooked with just the right amount of smoke. Portions were large, even for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I have lived in 12 different towns in my life. Hickory Park Restaurant is one of Best for GOOD FOOD, with GOOD PRICES! Their menu is wide for many different choices. They also carry many different kinds of Ice Cream also. You will not be disappointed!

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

They have a huge dining area. We've eaten there several times and the service has always been great. They are very cruel in making you drool over the ice cream dessert menu as a place mat while you wait for you food. Highly recommend starting with dessert and then your meal. Good barbeque and lots of other choices too.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Every time I come to Ames I have to eat at Hickory Park. Its always busy, the food is great so the wait is worth it. The wait staff is friendly and know the menu and what is good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The chicken was moist. The ribs were dry rubbed, and not that meaty. The Mac & cheese was pretty good, as were the baked beans. The pulled pork sandwich was ok. My wife and had plenty to eat and had left overs. All for around $20. The restaurant is huge and it seemed like half of Ames was there. But... More

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I eat here at least once on every trip I make to Ames. It is obviously one of the favorites for the locals since it is always full, with 20-30 people waiting. It is worth the wait. I've never had even an average serving of ribs - they have always been great. The staff is fast and efficient. For the... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My son and I had dinner here on a very busy Saturday night. We were told the wait would be 25 minutes but was only about 15. We were seated ordered a milkshake which arrived promptly and was delicious. We shared a meat platter and sides. The platter had a link, ribs, smoked pork ,beef and turkey. It was excellent... More

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Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This s a wonderful full family restaurant. Great food but be aware it is a dry rub style rib not smothered in sauce. Great but not the norm. There is plenty of sauce on the table to choose if it is your thing.

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Ames, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant since the late 60's, I believe, when all they had was 5 or 6 tables. They have moved up from one place to the next as their customer base grew. Their menu is great, from soups to salads, to various types of hamburgers (my favorite is the half pounder with bacon cheese and... More

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Paris, France
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I met at Iowa State and in the rare instance we are in Iowa we always like to stop in for some grub. This visit did not disappoint. The BBQ was delicious. The only compliant was that the corn was not on the cob..... Service was good and the BBQ has not changed. We stopped in again... More

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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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