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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
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
Fair Play, Missouri
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The young man in the front was very helpful with our to go order. It came out very fast. We had sandwiches and baked beans. We were told at the Kum & Go that they were better than Jethro's. I was disappointed. The BBQ flavor tasted like the sugars were a little burned. I did not care for the flavor.... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ask anyone in Ames or surrounding towns about Hickory Park and they'll light up. Generous portion sizes, consistent, massive ice cream menu. It's almost always packed. If you come to Ames, you gotta go to Hickory Park.

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waterloo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 11 people. After about 10 minutes we were seated. The service was good and the food was great. When the bill arrived I had to look at it twice because I couldn't believe how low it was. This was our second visit and won't be our last.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Always have to stop and eat at Hickory Park while in Ames, IA! Be sure to save room for dessert! They also get busy early, so be sure to give yourself time to put your name in!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great food and a wide variety of Options at great prices!! We had to wait a while but not as long as we thought for as busy as they were. the service was great.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I was with some colleagues and went to Hickory Park and was so happy I went. The barbecue is excellent and the ice cream deserts are phenomenal. Be prepared for big servings and an ice cream based dessert menu that is incredibly large. The restaurant itself is also really large which helped the wait time be very short. The prices... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and love it. The prices are fantastic and portions are huge. I love the avacado bacon burger. Lots of smoked meat options with different sauces on the table. Great flavors. Don't forget your milkshake!

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Hollidaysburg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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

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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