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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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“ribs” (127 reviews)
“ice cream” (125 reviews)
“sundae” (75 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped on for lunch on a Saturday. Most have timed it just right as we did not have to wait to be seated. Waiter was prompt and courteous. I smoked pork and my husband had smoked beef. Very generous servings and very tasty. Also had...More

Thank Rita P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every one in Iowa has had to have been here, and more than once....come early cause parking is important...but wait till you get in....If you like BBQ, there is nothing better anywhere...Hickory Park is 'Hickory and Smoke' It's 'Serve the Best' and take care of...More

Thank Rex Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has something for everyone! Excellent BBQ and generous sides. Family atmosphere and can really handle the crowds. The variety on the menu insures everyone is happy. Don’t miss it when you are in town!

Thank srgauger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, but save room for a malt. We got there very late, but we were not rushed at all and the food was fantastic.

Thank Kerry N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to get a good meal. Lots of menu choices. This place is always busy, but worth the wait. Lots of food at very reasonable prices and the food is outstanding. Had the Saucy Southerner and it was great. Atmosphere is very home...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hickory Park is a great venue for everyone from a date night with the hubby to a large family gathering with little ones all the way thru grandma. Food is really good, variety is great so there is something for everyone, and atmosphere is laid...More

Thank Missy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our kids team — 22 of us. We didn’t get to sit at same table but 4-5 tables near each other. I did not think we would make it out of there in < 90 minutes, but we were all in and...More

Thank Kurt C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there Saturday night after the women's basketball game! Waited approximately an hour to get a table, just can't imagine how many people they run through there on a night like this. Once we got our table, the service was quick and the food was...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Our trip to Hickory Park was great!! Our large group was accommodated easily with grat, friendly staff. My bbq ribs were a little overcooked but tremendous flavor with fall-off-the-bone tenderness made up for it. Great deserts also.....gotta try one of the large selections!!!

Thank 711rickj
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Fast service, nice meal, polite staff, a lot of deserts. And it was a good smell of smoked meat everywhere.

Thank Natalia K
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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