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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” (123 reviews)
“ice cream” (132 reviews)
“sundae” (76 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been gone from ISU and Ames for 20 years but had to stop for Hickory Park food while passing through Iowa. The food is still great. Service is fast and the ice cream treats are outstanding. They employ a lot of ISU college students...More

Thank jamesham
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. Not disappointed. This deserves its #1 ranking. Service was fantastic. All waitstaff were very friendly. Known for its smoked meats, we ordered the turkey and beef brisket sandwiches. Both were extremely delicious. Their bbq sauces are very good. Many choices also of other sandwiches,...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After more than a year of thinking about getting back, we drove the 2 hours for dinner. We shared the combination platter to get a taste of the different smoked meats, but most was either cold, dry, or a combination of the two. Hubby was...More

Thank mamaRaury
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Great for family or group gatherings and great prices. Go ISU!!!!

Thank 188Brooke
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great at Hickory Park, the service is quick, but definitely not a place to meet if you are doing dinner for the conversation. It can be difficult to follow a conversation at this restaurant, as the echo is pretty bad. However, I...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Ames several times in the last 3 years and every time we drive by this place, so glad we decided to finally eat here. This place is huge and always packed but luckily we didn't have to wait for a table....More

Thank mags270
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You drive by during the day and your mouth starts watering at the whiff of Smoked Wood emulating in the air. Do I stop in for take out or do I go for dinner? Its hard to pass up the delicious food! For starters...complimentary sweet...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for family to get a meal or celebrate an occasion. It is a favorite and has been for years.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good food and always lots of it. Wait times can be long on busy days (ISU football game days) but take out never takes more than 20 mins!! Very good would recommend you try it

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the top rated place in Ames for a reason. Awesome food, awesome staff, awesome prices, awesome venue. Very family friendly. Someday I need to review the ice cream, but I never get to it, because the food is just so good and filling....More

Thank init4keeps
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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