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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
+1 515-277-1830
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a foodie! My wonderful sister-in-law knows this and planned an entire weekend around good places to eat in her home town of Des Moines. On the list was this little gem in which I was treated to some really great BBQ and some surprisingly fantastic southern food. Having been to NOLA I'm a bit of a critic now. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on Saturday. We had reservations right at 5:00. This place fills up fast so reservations are a must. There were 5 of us and Im pretty sure between us we had all varieties of meat. Chicken, ribs, andouille and brisket. The food is great. The cost is what Id say is on the high end for what Id expect... More 

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Altoona, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my 4 sisters and my brother all in town for annual sibling vacation. Owner even came out and introduced my brother as being the only boy on vacation with his 5 older sisters. Service was exceptional!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you love barbecue head here. Unusual sides and wonderful ribs. Best in town for barbecue. Friendly owners

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My fiancé and I came here about 3 weeks ago and we're excited to try this place. Based on the reviews we figured it would be wonderful, but boy were we wrong. Our waiter was incredibly short with us, never attempting to have a conversation more than 3 seconds long. We got the Smoked Chicken dip for an appetizer which... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Started with a blackberry marg.YUM!!! Finished with blackened catfish,blue cheese grits,and collard greens.YUM!!!YUM!!! If you have never had cheese grits they have the grits of the day. A great place for southern SOULFOOD!!! You will be back. I know I will.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I heard of this place from "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", and I am so happy I found it in Des Moines. We started with cocktails, and I had the Black Berry Margarita. This concoction was perfectly balanced between sweet and sour, and I had a hard time from just turning it up and slurping it down, lol! For dinner, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Small and busy, but they took drink orders while waiting. The special was a bourbon maple glazed pork chop with sour cream and onion smashed potatoes and cornbread. Mine was the Masa Pontchartrain with a seafood sauce served with veggies and rice. All excellent.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A bit expensive, but very much worth it for the quality you get. This place is wonderful. They have some of the best smoked ribs in town. The Cajun food is also some of the best in town. Several items have mango in them, hence the reference in their name. It adds a bit of sweetness, but not too much.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We called ahead to be put on the call list before we left the hotel - when we got there 15 minutes later they had a table ready for us! The food came within 10 minutes of placing the order-we Ordered Red Beans and Rice with corn bread- which is pretty good. We also ordered the Basa Fish which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 515-277-1830

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?