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Hickory Park Restaurant

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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
10:30 am - 10:00 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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids loved the food and atmosphere, service was fast, everything was awesome. Home made sausage is some of the best I have ever had. Also they did an awesome job of catering to my wife who has a gluten allergy.

Thank Lance R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value! Good food. I have never been disappointed. I bit loud and noisy. Hard to hold a conversation when the place is busy, which is almost always.

Thank Steve H
Washington, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very good. Very crowded. The ribs were wonderful and the ice cream is great. We went on a sunday evening and it was 30 minute wait. But it was worth it. Service was good. Very good smoked meats.

Thank cyndi3164
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone, from hotel staff and guests to the doves in the car parks told me THIS was the place to eat, and particularly to eat ice-cream. So I went there. The place is formidable - it's huge and everyone goes there. Staff are good, but the food itself did remarkably little for me, save add to the (growing) waistline. The... More 

Thank Rupert W
Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For most people who have lived in Ames and moved on, Hickory Park seems to be the one place where they want to go when they return. For good reason. Hickory Park puts out some really good BBQ. They smoke their own meats to boot. Prices are reasonable for what you get (you get a lot!) and the selection is... More 

Fredericksburg, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good value, reasonably priced and generous portions. Quick service, too. Kids love the ice cream!

Thank Cyclone50630
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hickory Park is a huge place. We go there when out of town friends come and want to go there, otherwise we usually don't eat there regularly. Hickory Park caters to the mainstream lunch and dinner crowd, focused on family dining.Their placemats are coloring opportunities for children, also they have a gigantic soda fountain menu. The entrees are decent, always... More 

Thank James K
Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hickory Park is a popular family restaurant. If you go early, you probably won't have much of a wait, if any, especially when Iowa State is out. Nice menu and the best mash potatoes and gravy in a restaurant in Ames, IA. Huge servings, good ice cream desserts and ice cream drinks. It's the place to go for a not... More 

Thank betsymayfield
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The prices here are unbelievably good considering the above-par food, service, and atmosphere. We were with a large group of over 30 people, with about 15 between 4 and 14 years old. The wait staff had a plan and they executed it well. The food was good. But the big surprise came when we received our checks. Every family in... More 

Thank K3587XKpaulm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hickory Park after and event we attened at the ISU. It was 9:30pm and they closed at 10pm. we were worried they wouldn't be able to serve us. Not only did they serve us, but the attention we received, the food, and our waitress was wonderful! Our servers name was Katie A. She was more than friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?