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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 160 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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Ames Iowa for a wedding and we were looking for place to eat. It was was past the dinner hour. The motel staff recommended this restaurant saying it is a must stop when visiting Ames and all of us will find something to eat and have a good time. We were a party of eight tired and... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Our family has been coming here for many years. We are never disappointed, whether it's for a sit-down meal or take-out. There is a large selection of food. Be prepared to wait whether it is for lunch or dinner. There is always a long line, but it is worth the wait. Love the ribs, chicken and meats. Never had a... More

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant seats 400 people. The food is good, and the service is outstanding. It is always a pleasant experience to visit Hickory Park Restaurant in Ames.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We just got back from a weekend in Ames and one of the highlights was our visit to Hickory Park. Great food and great service. This restaurant must have been around for a while because they know how to handle crowds. Also, don't forget the deserts. Mmmmmmm

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Chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

'have been to the Hickory Park Restaurant before and it continues to deliver. If you're into BBQ-ribs [real, truly 'smoked' ribs - no liquid smoke, no overpowering rub and not bathed in some sauce that masks what you've got there underneath] - this is a place well worth the visit. Excellent ribs and reasonable prices. OK, they don't take reservations... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been there multiple times and David the owner is the rudest, most inconsiderate person I've ever met. He is very sexist and treats all of his employees like crap especially the females. I can not believe the things I hear from the fremake workers. he shouldnt be in a restaurant business if he is going to be so rude.... More

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chicago, illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was the second time I have visited this restaurant. I was visiting my daughter and we dined here with her friends. The food is very good and the price is reasonable. We had the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious. They also have a gluten free menu which was a big plus for us. The service was just... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've had the garbage dog and the grilled dog and they were both excellent. I wish this restaurant were closer to my home. Even when there are a lot of people, I've never had to wait. The place is huge. A coworker loved the shake she had.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited today for the second time this trip to Iowa. The food was great, Had the Sampler and the Ribs were great as was the chicken. Good old country BBQ... Amazing crowd... They really have a lots of fans... The girls know how to take care of you.

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Eagan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stumbled onto this place (didn't have time to research or ask a local) and it was a very pleasant experience. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere...it's a fun, busy place. The staff was efficient and very friendly which we always appreciate. Our sandwiches were generous and delicious. The menu has lots of choices including lots of ice cream... More

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