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Hickory Park Restaurant

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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
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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Ames, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had a meal and beverages for $20- very reasonable for the quality of the food. It can be kind of noisy in the restaurant.

Thank jkjn92
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This isn't exactly a restaurant vegetarians flock to when they come to town - it's a BBQ place, and by most accounts a pretty darn good one for those who eat meat. But I still enjoy going there - partly because it's a fun place to go with friends, partly because it's fairly affordable, and partly because the veggie burger... More 

Thank AmesVegetarian
Altoona, Iowa
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten here many times and it is always packed with customers. The BBQ is excellent. The service is very fast. The prices are competitive. Just don't go there when there is an Iowa State University athletic event.

Thank david_hance_iowa
Cross Junction, Virginia
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Large family-style barbecue joint. Charming old-style interior with friendly, efficient wait staff. Lots of menu choices including smoked meats. Turkey comes sliced and pulled - same for beef and pork. Nice selection of combo plates plus good selection of sides. Ice cream is a specialty. Near but not close to the University. My pork ribs were average - sweet potato... More 

Thank PIDSDoc
Sequim, Washington
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334 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hickory Park Restaurant is a must do in Ames, Iowa because of the quality of the meals, reasonable prices, and great service. The only downside is this eatery is very popular and it is possible to wait to be seated. We arrived at 4:00pm and zipped right in for a dandy meal. I especially liked the pulled pork sandwich on... More 

Thank ronvoyage
Denver, Colorado
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275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a business lunch with some customers. Had a great BBQ meal for lunch with pretty good responsive service. I doubt you can go wrong with anything in the place from what I saw and heard from the folks in our group who visit hear often

Thank 07BigBlue
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got the variety platter. Ribs, ham, brisket, etc. ALL were just excellent. The buttered corn, slaw and every other side dish was top notch. Be sure to leave room for dessert!! To top it off, the price is very reasonable.

Thank JamaicaDave_13
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hickory Park has a large menu. Even if you don't like BBQ, there is something for your taste. They also have a large ice cream selection featuring Wells Blue Bunny, made in LeMars, Iowa. Great eats for a family.

Thank msgkots
Ames, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all a really great place for any event or purpose. Everything I have tried is tasty, the desserts are delicious and also reasonably priced. I am really only annoyed by the fact that they only allow one free refill on soft drinks... One of the most profitable points of any business and that just bugs me a bit...... More 

Thank Tim S
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very well known restaurant in Ames and around Ames. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is awesome. Expect a wait, especially on ISU game days. Totally worth it. Large servings, plenty of variety.

Thank adc101214

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 515-232-8940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?