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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” (130 reviews)
“ice cream” (123 reviews)
“sundae” (78 reviews)
Open Now
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 1 week ago

We came to this place to celebrate mother in laws 70th Bday. It was a surprise gathering and we wanted to have her just walk up to the table and see everyone. At first, they said they couldn't do that as everyone had to be...More

Thank TracyDodson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Hickory Park several times over the last 30 years and it is always good food and friendly service!!!

Thank RickTerri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smells when you first drive up—amazing! The building and atmosphere are unique and different with a historical vibe. The menu is expansive with lots of traditional BBQ and home style options. The food was really good, and at a decent price. Large portions though...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to stop and we really enjoyed the food. It seemed very busy when we got there but we were seated right away. The service was very good and we were satisfied with that. The only downside was that it was...More

Thank 95Jean123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for quiet place for lunch... this isn't it! It's loud and very busy. Great food, staff is helpful and friendly and the deserts are awesome!

Thank SRCAIN1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Friday evening. Very little wait time. Curtesy staff. Very efficient service! Food is moderately priced and very good. Enjoyed eating here!

Thank purplecougar67
Reviewed 18 March 2018 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 11 March 2018

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 7 March 2018 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 6 March 2018 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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