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Hickory Park Restaurant

1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (119 reviews)
“ice cream” (112 reviews)
“sundae” (68 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed yesterday

Passing through Ames on our way to Total Solar Eclipse viewing in Nebraska, we were headed to Panera for a quick bite. On our way, we noticed a long line outside Hickory Park and knew something special was going on. We got a number and...More

Thank MNtravelbugs02
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were told the place is famous for ribs and ice cream sundaes. He ordered a combo tray that could've easily fed two people. Meat was moist and flavorful. Orders hot apple pie sundae. It was perfect! So glad we stopped!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the story and successful long history of the resturant. The menu had lots of variety of various BBQ dishes. A surprise was a very extensive ice cream treat menu also! It's very large and has a well organized system for...More

Thank Dix_M123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Upon our arrival, we were told no table until our entire group arrived. I thought that was strange until I realized how big this place is and also that we just weren't getting dinner, we were getting a presentation. Once seated, our server introduced himself,...More

Thank sabrina365
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Hickory Park about 5 years ago and it was still some of the best BBQ. It would have gotten 5 stars but the pork slices on the dinner had been out under the heat lamps too long and were tougher than needed. Shake for...More

Thank jeffpennell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Met up with family. good food, portions were not very big but taste was great. Good place for a birthday, lots of ice cream selections. will go again if we get back to Ames.

Thank Scottrl1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is Great! highly recommend this place. Shared a fun time with the family. The sauces are so good. I can not wait to return to this place

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and the best service. Fast and delicious. Even fun for the family, End up with your favorite ice cream dish if you have room.

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large restaurant and I think this is where I had my doubts. Where I live, the very best BBQ comes from the smaller restaurants. I believe they can tend the smoker better? Anyway, I found the 'sampler platter' I ordered around average for BBQ.

Thank jtf56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast service and amazing food. Prices very reasonable. The amount of food per dish is great for the price. Any of the side dish are very tasty.

Thank Matt S
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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 😎
1 May 2017|
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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