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Flying Mango

4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We really liked it, the food and service were superb, would go back, it was easy to get to. Easy to find. Cute place.

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Pro: Great food and great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Portions are large Con: I wish there wasn't such a high charge to split a plate ($10). For medical reasons I can only eat small portions at a time (5-7 ounces), so most of my plate ended...More

2  Thank tractorgirl350
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We tried the Flying Mango on a friend's recommendation, and immediately we knew we had made the right choice. The staff was tripping over themselves to be helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was elegant but not too fancy. The server was genuinely interested in us...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Third time to eat at this restaurant and the 24 hour brisket is still my favorite! Food and service is awesome. I recommend the Jenny Salad, probably has 2/3lb of brisket topped on it! Yummy!

Thank snicodemus60
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

son just moved to DM, invited us to experience new orleans vibe in beaver dale. he suggested we watch guy fieri episode (diners, drive-ins and dives) before coming, which helped to appreciate the quality behind the fascinating open kitchen. waiting area packed in a very...More

Thank Vicki R
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Awesome restaurant, one of the best I've been to. From the Jamaica lager beer to the awesome big chop with excellent sides (black beans &rice) to outstanding service in a unique atmosphere at reasonable prices our group of 4 will be back.

Thank Ole D
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Have heard about this place a lot and finally had chance to visit. It lived up to its rep as one of best restaurants in DSM. Small intimate place was buzzing at 8:30pm on a Thursday - rare for suburban DSM. Waitress was super friendly...More

Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

I went here for dinner with two associates. The one individual among us that was from Des Moines recommended the spot. It seems to be a popular place since every seat was full on a Thursday night at 7pm when we arrived. Lucky we made...More

Thank Kwldtrvlr
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Succulent barbecue, bold flavors of the Caribbean and unique homemade side dishes, Great atmosphere not found in a chain operation that is hammered into a strip mall. Customers light up when they come in.

Thank rrrarick
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We had been wanting to try Flying Mango for a long time but it was always VERY busy when we tried. We went a bit earlier on a Friday evening and got right in around 5:30 p.m. and were SO glad we did! I had...More

Thank FormerHoosier
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January 21, 2015|
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Response from JIM A | Reviewed this property |
I have been there several times and don't remember anything but tables. Sitting in the back room is preferred.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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: 5152554111
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