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Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (115 reviews)
“ice cream” (103 reviews)
“sundae” (64 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not BBQ, more like reheated food. Meat is dry and flavorless, sides are meh, nothing special. service is average. Never going back

Thank rodri408
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would differently stop here again! Service was very good. Food is outstanding. Atmosphere is unique. Food is served is served on a large metal tray. Portions nice size, no room for dessert. Price is family friendly. Would diffidently return.

Thank John316Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beast of a restaurant with a menu that parallels the size of the facility. I am a devotee of KC barbeque and this is a distant cousin. The service, however, is superb thus the rating.

Thank Van B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got a recommendation from the staff at the hotel to eat here and I was not disappointed. Great portions, prices, and service. If you like BBQ, then this is the place in Ames to go to.

Thank cjwallme
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hickory Park is a local favorite for good reason- the food is wonderful and quite reasonably priced! I highly recommend trying something from the ice cream menu - YUM!

Thank Liz1005
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great BBQ for the price!!! If you want to feed your entire family this is the place for you. We usually eat for less than $40 for a family of 4.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a huge menu and loads to choose from. The staff are friendly and the food is served quickly. However, I found it to be more of a food Factory than a restaurant. This place is very big and to me this is...More

Thank Henrik N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Hickory Park many times and it never disappoints! The food has always been outstanding and the service is fantastic. The facilities are HUGE! And there is always a line going out the door for people waiting. I had the BBQ salad...More

Thank puma1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good on a Tuesday evening. They must have the food pre-made because we only had to wait 6 minutes for three orders. I had the ribs and they were great with a nice dry rub. They have sauce on the side...More

Thank P5634AUkevind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hickory park is a well oiled machine. They always seem to get you seated and get you your food in a very responsible time no matter how packed they are. If we ever travel anywhere close to the Ames area, Hickory Park is a must!...More

Thank noelleclark
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Do you have vegetarian options as well?
4 May 2017|
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Response from Darrell D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and their ice cream is awesome 😎
what time are you open on sundays
2 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah E | Reviewed this property |
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail