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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here to have lunch with friends. It also happened to be graduation weekend. We were seated after a reasonable amount of time (about 15 minutes). Our food was great! Full of flavor and our drinks full. Our server was polite courteous and not overbearing allowing us to visit and catch up. Be sure to save room for one... More 

Thank HeatherConrad
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not BBQ, more like reheated food. Meat is dry and flavorless, sides are meh, nothing special. service is average. Never going back

Thank rodri408
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would differently stop here again! Service was very good. Food is outstanding. Atmosphere is unique. Food is served is served on a large metal tray. Portions nice size, no room for dessert. Price is family friendly. Would diffidently return.

Thank John316Wisconsin
Wichita, Kansas
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beast of a restaurant with a menu that parallels the size of the facility. I am a devotee of KC barbeque and this is a distant cousin. The service, however, is superb thus the rating.

Thank Van B
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got a recommendation from the staff at the hotel to eat here and I was not disappointed. Great portions, prices, and service. If you like BBQ, then this is the place in Ames to go to.

Thank cjwallme
Ames, Iowa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hickory Park is a local favorite for good reason- the food is wonderful and quite reasonably priced! I highly recommend trying something from the ice cream menu - YUM!

Thank Liz1005
Ames, Iowa
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great BBQ for the price!!! If you want to feed your entire family this is the place for you. We usually eat for less than $40 for a family of 4.

Thank Steven S
Soenderborg, Denmark
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a huge menu and loads to choose from. The staff are friendly and the food is served quickly. However, I found it to be more of a food Factory than a restaurant. This place is very big and to me this is not so charming. The food was average so an ok choice but nothing really exciting.... More 

Thank Henrik N
Wheaton, Illinois
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192 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Hickory Park many times and it never disappoints! The food has always been outstanding and the service is fantastic. The facilities are HUGE! And there is always a line going out the door for people waiting. I had the BBQ salad which was delicious with a variety of greens and veggies. All fresh and wonderful. Several... More 

Thank puma1954
McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very good on a Tuesday evening. They must have the food pre-made because we only had to wait 6 minutes for three orders. I had the ribs and they were great with a nice dry rub. They have sauce on the side if needed.

Thank P5634AUkevind

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?