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Hickory Park Restaurant

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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time eating here. Recommended by local person. Glad we went. Very busy but we got in after a few minutes of waiting. Old pictures of Ames on the wall in the waiting area to pass the time and a children's movie showing as well. Four in our party. We were all very satisfied with the food, service & the... More 

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Thank Laney W
Clear Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty ok place, nothing exciting or overly delicious, but you can definitely find something to eat here.

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Thank B902
Madison Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with business colleagues this week and everyone found plentiful portions and a variety to choose from to cover a large group. Beer available at the table during the dining experience.

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Thank Mark S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a few friends travel to Ames for a football game against Iowa State. We are all from the East Coast and barbecue is not a common thing where we live. Anytime we travel to the Midwest we always try to get some good barbecue. What this place being the highest rated barbecue restaurant in Ames it was a... More 

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Thank Justin R
Wilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iowa State Grad! The best resturant in Ames! The barbecue and ice cream are a must! Always busy during ISU events, however they move people through quickly. When we are short on time -- we call ahead and order it to GO!

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Thank Lynn834
Mitchellville, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about Hickory Park is top notch! Service, food and price are great! I recommend the Garbage Burger! It is filled with goodness!

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Thank kalfit01
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Hickory Park several times since moving to Ames. I have enjoyed it each time and so has my husband. The best part about Hickory Park, for me, is the gluten free menu. They have a pretty good variety of foods offered that are gluten free and all that I have tried, I have liked. They are... More 

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Thank Caitlyn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hickory Park has great food, this restaurant is always pack. It has lots of room for parties, business meetings, etc. In my opinion the best place in town to eat!

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Thank Tracey T
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered several sandwiches and a couple of platters to go - can't comment on the restaurant or the wait-staff. BBQ was bland. Especially when compared to another great BBQ restaurant we visited a couple of days later in Altoona Iowa. Jethro's BBQ

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Ankeny, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I remember this place serving more flavorful Smoked meats in the old days. The BBQ platter I got tonight was bland and on they dry side. Sauce helped make it edible, but good BBQ shouldn't require sauce. Sauce itself was in remarkable. You won't be asking to take home a bottle. Sides and even dinnerware had an institutional/ cafeteria flavor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-8940

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