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Hickory Park Restaurant

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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Geneseo, New York
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here with ISU son. We went on a Thursday night and wait was not too bad. Well worth it. The food was very good and plenty of it. The sausage was especially tasty! No room for desserts, although my son said they are excellent! Our waitress was also excellent and very friendly. Will definitely be back!

Thank Disneyadic
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A staple of Ames, IA. One of my favorite places to eat. Never had a bad meal here. A lot of choices between entrees and dessert.

Thank Glenn P
Blaine, Minnesota
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Extensive menu with very reasonably priced food items. Shared a combo platter and it was still enough for 2 meals. Bbq sauce was a bit heavy on the vinegar but tasty. Long lines to get in but I can see why. Will definitely go back when I visit Ames.

Thank Greg J
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Normally its necessary to wait to get a table. They are very organize. I went twice. Very good service and food. I tried the cheese balls, hamburgers and the huge ice cream (the best part, with a large amount of options) highly recommended

Thank maite b
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked in and was immediately impressed by the decor. Sat and order a drink and our food pretty much right away. A short time later food was up, and it was a PLATTER! of food. Very tasty side dish and the assortment of meat in front of me was impressive and devious. I recommend trying it out cause the food... More 

Thank Michael S
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not a fan of food but the desert menu is worth the visit!!! I have never seen so many different ways to serve ice cream! Skip dinner and have a large desert.

Thank Cindy L
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i have been eating at Hickory Park since I moved to Ames in the late 60's! It was at that time in a very small building and I remember - even back then - standing in line waiting to get in! It has moved a couple of times and is now in a good sized building to hold a crowd.... More 

Thank Kari E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hickory Park is a favorite of ours dating back to when we lived in Ames in the early 90's. It is a huge place that is great for couples or large groups. Because of the good food and very reasonable prices, it can get very busy, but we have always found them to be very efficient. Known for their Hickory... More 

Thank Tim C
Okoboji, Iowa
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in with a larger group of 8, got seated right away. We were on our way to DM for the state basketball tournament and were on a tight schedule. No worries, food arrived very quickly and was REALLY good. Service was top as well. Sometimes, college-aged servers miss the mark but not here. They were all very well versed... More 

Thank TravelerD40
Decorah, Iowa
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time this weekend with a large group. The staff here know how to accommodate large and small groups and do so pleasantly and efficiently. Tried the combination dinner, 5 different meats, and was very pleased. Sides were just okay. Shared the combo with my wife and had leftovers. Outstanding quality for the price. Will definitely come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-8940

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