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Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard a lot from colleagues about the place and was really looking forward to our visit. It went wrong from the beginning when the waitress didn’t manage to come with the right drinks. Well - she fixed that and then we got our food...More

Thank Sebbwlev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely AMAZING!! Our waitress did a phenomenal job! The BBQ was probably the best that we have ever had. The portions are great for the price! You definitely have to prepare yourself for how much you are going to eat because you...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place with a modern feel, just keep looking. However, if you are looking for real food, you have to stop here. This place is a throwback to the 1970s in the asthetics but the smoked meats are amazing! Great...More

Thank Zechariah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped and picked up a variety of meats and ribs for the family. Turkey, beef, 1/4 chicken, sausage and two sides. Highly recommend they meats. The spicy sauce was the better of the two sauces but the place was packed! The meat didn't last long...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, very generous portions. Servers were all attentive and friendly. Loud and really busy but worth the wait.

Thank WendeezWorld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hickory Park used to be my favorite restaurant anywhere. But things have changed. PRICES have gone up for 1 thing. FOOD is not as generous. For example a white meat chicken is now cut in half with the wing attached. Dill pickles were a favorite...More

Thank constanttravelerrph
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during a holiday road trip. Large and popular local restaurant. A bit crowded during the holidays. Comfortable wait before entering one of the expansive dining areas during lunch. Friendly and competent service. Abundant portions. Tasty but unremarkable.

Thank Rich P
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We came to this place to celebrate mother in laws 70th Bday. It was a surprise gathering and we wanted to have her just walk up to the table and see everyone. At first, they said they couldn't do that as everyone had to be...More

Thank TracyDodson
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at Hickory Park several times over the last 30 years and it is always good food and friendly service!!!

Thank RickTerri
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The smells when you first drive up—amazing! The building and atmosphere are unique and different with a historical vibe. The menu is expansive with lots of traditional BBQ and home style options. The food was really good, and at a decent price. Large portions though...More

Thank Nikki R
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Response from Darrell D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and their ice cream is awesome 😎
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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