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Flying Mango

4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
+1 515-255-4111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (48 reviews)
“ribs” (54 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

So we went here with a group from work. It's not very big so I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get in but we were on the side of the kitchen and had plenty of room. Everyone was all over the board as...More

Thank deegeegirl
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I have tried several restaurants that have been on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and have had very mixed results but the Flying Mango was a pleasant surprise. After reading several reviews I expected the food to be good but I didn't expect it to...More

2  Thank Musicman1434
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Very nice overall experience. Going 4 Stars on the review as the overall experience was a positive one. The 24 Hour Brisket was a generous portion and although a bit dry the house bbq sauce added some moisture back as well as a nice kick...More

Thank FlashBack351
Reviewed 9 April 2015

My son, his fiancée, and I recently dined at the Flying Mango. We were lucky that we had reservations because the waiting line was long. We were seated right away. I ordered the Full Slab of Memphis-Style Ribs. My son, an award winning BBQ chef,...More

Thank ChazNewMexico
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Overall good experience. I tried the brisket and sausage and both were good. We had a brisket taco type of appetizer that was excellent. Good beer selection.

1  Thank kob83
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Our family always loves this place and we eat here relatively often It is, however, a standard place for me to take clients and guests from out of town. It never fails to impress. They have the best Bloody Marys in Iowa; Andouille sausage, ribs,...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very good local restaurant. The location is not posh, the accommodations are not terribly chic - although unique- and the atmosphere is often crowded and sometimes noisy but the food is well prepared, service is good and the menu is not generic. It is a...More

Thank RamJets
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My husband and I went there with some friends and were surprised because everyone we talked to about the Flying Mango made is sound like a big hip restaurant and when we got there is was more like a hip hole in the wall. Dont...More

Thank Relocations
Reviewed 17 March 2015

First time to visit was in February 2014. Had the ribs and they were DELICIOUS!!! I was with my husband a group of friends and tried to eat the ribs in a neat manner using my fork. The owner came by and handed me gloves...More

Thank Csimpson1985
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, fun experience. Smoked meat, cajun, caribbean, barbecue. Easy parking. This is our favorite local restaurant. If visiting from out of town, let Mike and Suzanne, the owners, know where you are from. They will welcome you! Worth the wait if you...More

Thank nlskinner
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21 January 2015|
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Response from JIM A | Reviewed this property |
I have been there several times and don't remember anything but tables. Sitting in the back room is preferred.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-4111
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