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Hickory Park Restaurant

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1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
+1 515-232-8940
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
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407 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a business lunch with some customers. Had a great BBQ meal for lunch with pretty good responsive service. I doubt you can go wrong with anything in the place from what I saw and heard from the folks in our group who visit hear often

Thank 07BigBlue
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got the variety platter. Ribs, ham, brisket, etc. ALL were just excellent. The buttered corn, slaw and every other side dish was top notch. Be sure to leave room for dessert!! To top it off, the price is very reasonable.

Thank JamaicaDave_13
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hickory Park has a large menu. Even if you don't like BBQ, there is something for your taste. They also have a large ice cream selection featuring Wells Blue Bunny, made in LeMars, Iowa. Great eats for a family.

Thank msgkots
Ames, Iowa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all a really great place for any event or purpose. Everything I have tried is tasty, the desserts are delicious and also reasonably priced. I am really only annoyed by the fact that they only allow one free refill on soft drinks... One of the most profitable points of any business and that just bugs me a bit...... More 

Thank Tim S
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very well known restaurant in Ames and around Ames. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is awesome. Expect a wait, especially on ISU game days. Totally worth it. Large servings, plenty of variety.

Thank adc101214
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at Hickory Park for the first time with a friend recently. The atmosphere was fun and smelled strongly of Barbeque. There are many options to choose from on the menu and there is also an extensive ice cream menu on the placemats. On the other side of the placemats there are many fun kids games and activities. I... More 

Thank Carrie N
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For many it's an Ames institution and a must stop whenever in the area. The food is good and the ice cream menu is super fun! It's a fun atmosphere, the walls are packed with memorabilia. It's a big space which contributes to the noise level but nothing to keep you away. The french dip is my personal favorite -... More 

Thank ElliottThompson
Westminster, Colorado, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended ISU back in the 60s and saw an opportunity to visit Ames and the campus right after Christmas. It was an opportunity to also enjoy dinner with a sister and her daughter, our niece. I did a search for local fare that I thought we'd enjoy and HIckory Park popped. My niece who was familiar with the area... More 

Thank Terry L
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, we were late... my fault. It was Tuesday night, and we arrived to meet some friends about 10 minutes behind schedule. They were 5 minutes early... I expected to find them seated somewhere, however they were still waiting for a table. There were several empty tables, so I naturally was confused. Apparently, if your party is not completely there,... More 

Thank Scott M
Humboldt, Iowa
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming to Hickory Park because they have something for everyone. The food is always good right along with the service. We make a point to stop there when we go to Ames!

Thank shannbamm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?