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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” (126 reviews)
“ice cream” (124 reviews)
“sundae” (73 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went as a family of 5. Waited 30 mins to get a table and 30 mins to get our food, however, food was great, and atmosphere is fun.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I come here every time I come for business in Ames. They always have good food and plenty of room for the large groups that we bring. I love the brisket and smoked sausage. There’s always plenty of parking and easy to get to. The...More

Thank Hillbilly_Lost
Reviewed 4 days ago

My meal was very good. We had a big group and they were very busy, but the servers did a great job and got our orders as quickly as they could. Despite the craziness, they remained very courteous and made sure we were all well...More

Thank rrplummer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in Ames during travel and ate lunch at Hickory Park. I ordered the Saucy Southerner sandwich. Peer pressure with my group and we all got ice cream. The coffee cake sundae was really good.

Thank Jnkolman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hickory Park is always busy for a reason -- the food is always great, service is fast and the prices are the best there are for a sit-down restaurant. Highly recommend the chicken and ribs. A whole list of side choices and lots of burger...More

Thank 5tries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with the choice to eat here. Reasonably priced good food. Good variety of choices and the service was wonderful! If ever in the area we will be back!

Thank eaking1098
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even when packed, you don't wait very long. Attentive staff and a big menu to satisfy any appetite. Great kids menu with ice cream desert options. Lesser known secret, if you are staying in town and want to avoid people crush or waiting, call ahead...More

Thank AmesMatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish this place was impressive. Huge parking lot and even bigger building. Loved the mini theater seating for those waiting! Comfortable ambiance and a great menu that can make it hard to decide. Delicious food that everyone in our family of 7...More

Thank Jasmin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a business that started small and is now in its third location, large enough to seat hundreds at a time and to serve thousands of people a week. If there is anything going on in Ames you will be waiting for a while...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the food, the service and the people at Hickory Park. I have Celiac disease and must eat gluten free. Hickory Park has a dedicated fryer and preparation area so there is next to no risk of cross contamination here. This is the only...More

Thank loriwK6027LZ
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4 May 2017|
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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