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Flying Mango

4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
+1 515-255-4111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know how it took so long to try Flying Mango. Their beef brisket was amazing and will have me going back for more and more. Sides were tasty as well and you get a good sized portion for the price. I also love...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our service was top notch. The food excellent, I would recommend it highly to anyone that loves BBQ and Southern fare.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was packed with a 1-hour wait, so we took our food to go. A nice variety to choose from: BBQ to Cajun. Will definitely go again to try more. The cornbread was delicious!

Thank 40brendap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good choice for a GF experience with unique options and flavors . Quite a few choices and the tastes are very good. Knowledgeable staff and had zero issues from a celiac standpoint. Cajun flavors which you will not find other places in DSM.

Thank James G
Reviewed 23 December 2017

My husband and I were delighted to dine at the Flying Mango tonight. We love interesting, fun, unique dining experiences, and the Flying Mango is all of that. I have the Louisiana Shrimp and my husband had the Surf n Turf. Fabulous! Be sure to...More

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and myself are "foodies" that moved from Kansas City to central Iowa a couple of years ago. We were looking for a new restaurant and saw the reviews for the Flying Mango. We are so glad we made the trip into Des Moines...More

Thank paulwY7538WR
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try something new for dinner. With great reviews, we went to FM. The atmosphere is unexpected from what you see on the outside. We've been to New Orleans and the music transported us back. The shrimp and dirty rice was a bit too...More

Thank Chencha13
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Saw this place on triple D and decided to stop. It was amazing, the service was outstanding, everyone was smiling and friendly. Food came out pretty quickly even though they were packed. Every meal was absolutely delicious! Would definitely return.

Thank SheriTuz
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Southern sweet cornbread, tender flavorful, smoked meats, and great staff. Casual dining, with wonderful food, beautiful artwork, interesting furniture, all make for a unique dining experience, matches their unique name.

Thank GramsB487
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this place!! The staff was the BEST we have ever encountered. The bartender has some great drinks. We tried the Hibiscus mule, the Jalapeño margarita, and the Mango martini.....all of them were great. The brisket was excellent also.

Thank C.k. S
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22 January 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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 515-255-4111
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