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Flying Mango

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4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Des Moines!Food is fabulous.Seek this one out when you are in DM.Thanks Mike W.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank big4buck
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They accommodated our large group of 18. The service was fast and friendly and everyone's food was excellent. If you like BBQ or Cajun style food this is a must stop. Get the Bass-Ackwards chicken wings, they are incredible.

Thank Christopher C
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the 24hr beef brisket and my mate had the baby chop. Both 10/10. Highlight for me though was sautéed vegetables with Brussel sprouts done to perfection. Waitress was attentive, gave us a sample to try, and we watched her spend time with an elderly patron dining by himself. Empathetic and sweet thing to do. Then boss dos same.... More 

Thank David O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of 8 on a Saturday night - we shared a variety of dishes and all were very good to excellent. Server was friendly and attentive and the prices quite reasonable. I only a half slab of ribs and that was more than enough ! Its not your typical barbeque but I found it to my liking. The sauces helped... More 

Thank Nellie858
Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

In Des Moines for a family event and was hungry for BBQ. I liked the friendliness of Flying Mango. The owner spent a lot of time walking around talking to patrons I had a pulled pork sandwich, red beans and rice and cornbread. All were good. I'm not a fan of sucked soaked pulled pork but it was good. I... More 

Thank PJ H
Des Moines, Iowa
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food at this restaurant is quite good ... above average, but it is a small space with tables crowded together. Waiting area (and you will have to wait) is also small ... but that's okay if you like to rub shoulders and make new friends. Point is that the dining area is very loud and noisy. If everyone would... More 

Thank wakondarev
Ne Ohio
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was our 4th Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives stop for the day. We SHARED the Catfish Cakes. Very tasty and the flavor was great. The prices were pretty good to. The staff was very friendly. The owner is a riot as was his wife. We really enjoy meeting the owners and hearing their DDD stories.

Thank Ryan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to eat!! Met friends here to celebrate a couple birthdays I've never had a bad meal here it's always a treat to come here the mussels here are great!! Limited beers here that's the one drawback I experience here service ,food is top notch

Thank Ken R
Denison, IA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience! Great food, many unique menu items and a stellar server made this a TOP notch experience. Would recommend you don't miss this place!

Thank fbrep
Des Moines
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We wish we would have come here sooner! I had the catfish cakes with the daily grits (they also have daily potatoes). The cornbread with good, but I've had better. My husband had a meat trio with ribs, brisket, and sausage. He loved everything! Lots of good, southern sides also.

Thank jzgreens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cajun & Creole, Latin, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-277-1830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?