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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (127 reviews)
“ice cream” (125 reviews)
“sundae” (75 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there Saturday night after the women's basketball game! Waited approximately an hour to get a table, just can't imagine how many people they run through there on a night like this. Once we got our table, the service was quick and the food was...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Hickory Park was great!! Our large group was accommodated easily with grat, friendly staff. My bbq ribs were a little overcooked but tremendous flavor with fall-off-the-bone tenderness made up for it. Great deserts also.....gotta try one of the large selections!!!

Thank 711rickj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast service, nice meal, polite staff, a lot of deserts. And it was a good smell of smoked meat everywhere.

Thank Natalia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great BBQ, chicken, burgers! However, I would come just for the specialty sundaes and shakes! There is almost always a waiting list, but there is plenty of seating so things seem to move quickly. Go early or late if you are concerned about the wait....More

Thank dmark521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot find a better place to eat smoked meats and have a meal that everyone in your family can enjoy. The prices are always reasonable and the service is always friendly!! I love Hickory Park and suggest you go there and try it, as...More

Thank stockgal60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family of 5. Waited 30 mins to get a table and 30 mins to get our food, however, food was great, and atmosphere is fun.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here every time I come for business in Ames. They always have good food and plenty of room for the large groups that we bring. I love the brisket and smoked sausage. There’s always plenty of parking and easy to get to. The...More

Thank Hillbilly_Lost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My meal was very good. We had a big group and they were very busy, but the servers did a great job and got our orders as quickly as they could. Despite the craziness, they remained very courteous and made sure we were all well...More

Thank rrplummer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Ames during travel and ate lunch at Hickory Park. I ordered the Saucy Southerner sandwich. Peer pressure with my group and we all got ice cream. The coffee cake sundae was really good.

Thank Jnkolman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hickory Park is always busy for a reason -- the food is always great, service is fast and the prices are the best there are for a sit-down restaurant. Highly recommend the chicken and ribs. A whole list of side choices and lots of burger...More

Thank 5tries
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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