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D Plus K Hickory House

315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703-3643
+1 319-233-9111
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (29 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“relish tray” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703-3643
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time family is in town we have to eat here. The ribs fall off the bone and we've never had a bad meal here. It's the place of dignitaries and families alike. Don't judge a book by it's cover--they put their effort into wonderful...More

Thank RandSonthebeach
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Enjoyed the excellent pork ribs from D&K Hickory House in Waterloo, IA. Great staff and also great food.

Thank deernut00
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Always a good choice. D&K have been in business for several decades & have always done a very good business. The line at the door precedes their reputation & gives you a good idea that it is worth the wait!!

Thank _iaholic57
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Fall off the bone ribs are what you come for. Don't be put off by building or location of this place. Ribs with special home made sauce are outstanding. Cash only - could be problem if you are not prepared.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We drive over 2 hours to eat their Barbecued Ribs. They have an excellent menu. From the minute we walked in and saw their memory wall to when we saw all the John Deere toys in places of honor, we felt right at home. The...More

Thank tomarg2017
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I was so excited to try this place because my grandma once liked it and wanted to take me there, but never got to. She said they had the best ribs in town even though it looks really unassuming and rundown. She's very particular about...More

3  Thank myersse
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The D Plus K Hickory House restaurant is famous for it's scrumptious BBQ. They are probably best known for their BBQ ribs. Their is a display on the entry wall of photos of celebrities, and semi famous hometown heroes. True story: A friend of mine...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This has the best ribs ever. Service is great and getting your food is fast but done quite well. Will eat here again.

Thank purplecougar67
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Tomorrow night will be my 50+ year visit to the Hickory House for my birthday dinner. I've had a lot of ribs, but no one comes close to these ribs. Enjoy the relish tray, the rolls, and the warm dish of water for washing your...More

Thank Riblover8
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Family run business. Always great service and great food. Ribs are my favorite meal, but steaks and chicken are wonderful too.

Thank Gloria M
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Clarence S
7 July 2017|
Response from Clarence S |
I use to live in Waterloo Iowa and loved the hickory house. I now live in North Carolina.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703-3643
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-233-9111
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