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“Very good BBQ and reasonable prices”

Hickory Park Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 197 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is huge...décor is like an old depot and the fragrance of BBQ is wonderful. The chicken and ribs were very tender and tasty, excellent baked beans, service was good, and portions generous. The dessert menu is on full size placemat, and if it is your birthday, you get a special price. Surprised on how reasonable the prices are.

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1  Thank CordeliaMinnesota
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Iowa natives rave about this place. I have no idea why. If not for their desert menu I would have given them a 1 rather than 2 rating. Loud. Poor service...they messed up the delivery of the food and the check. The food..well..there are few good choices in Ames. Brisket was seriously undercooked dry. And tough. There was also a slab of gray unidentifiable meat I had to ask about. Pork was the answer. Their deserts are quite good. You will know when they have decided it is time for you to go. They stop refilling iced tea and water. They present the bill. If you still don't get the message they will clear the table around you. The place is huge. There were empty tables all around us so need for table was not an issue. ISU alumni rave about this place. Sorry Cyclones. You deserve better.

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2  Thank rhsmith85282
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place had such a great from everyone I know in Ames so I was very excited to go. I think they must have all been high because the only thing that was true was the portion size. The meat was dry the sauce is very watery and the waitress was awful I had to go find her to get a refill on my drink. I will not be returning.

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1  Thank juvireview
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the restaurant everyone hears about when they come to Ames. Worth the trip once or twice. If you come during tournament weekends (soccer, basketball, volleyball, etc.) come early. The food and ice cream are decent, the beer selection is sparse, the atmosphere is festive.

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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing smoked and BBQed food. I love going here. The staff arw friendly college kids. The food come pretty quick and is delicious. And the price is fantastic. I recommend this restaurant to everyone and have never gotten a negative review.

Thank Michael H
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