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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a small business and wanted to treat my staff to a night out. I also want to support other small businesses. Made a reservation for small party on a Friday night at 7pm. Came in and had table waiting for us. I should...More

Thank scotleapinglibra
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love everything at Flying Mango, but my go-to is the brisket and mashed potatoes!! Such a warm, cozy atmosphere!

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had sandwiches that we split so we could enjoy different flavors. Very good! Wait staff was great and the owner was sure to stop by our table to check on us and offer a suggestion for our next visit. Will definitely be back to...More

Thank Lettiego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guy Fieri did a great piece on the Flying Mango a few yrs back on Diners Drive inns & dives. We were finally able to go visit this past December. We took our adult daughter & her hubby because they’d never been either. I ordered...More

Thank jardstevens
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I don't know how it took so long to try Flying Mango. Their beef brisket was amazing and will have me going back for more and more. Sides were tasty as well and you get a good sized portion for the price. I also love...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Our service was top notch. The food excellent, I would recommend it highly to anyone that loves BBQ and Southern fare.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was packed with a 1-hour wait, so we took our food to go. A nice variety to choose from: BBQ to Cajun. Will definitely go again to try more. The cornbread was delicious!

Thank 40brendap
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A very good choice for a GF experience with unique options and flavors . Quite a few choices and the tastes are very good. Knowledgeable staff and had zero issues from a celiac standpoint. Cajun flavors which you will not find other places in DSM.

Thank James G
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My husband and I were delighted to dine at the Flying Mango tonight. We love interesting, fun, unique dining experiences, and the Flying Mango is all of that. I have the Louisiana Shrimp and my husband had the Surf n Turf. Fabulous! Be sure to...More

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and myself are "foodies" that moved from Kansas City to central Iowa a couple of years ago. We were looking for a new restaurant and saw the reviews for the Flying Mango. We are so glad we made the trip into Des Moines...More

Thank paulwY7538WR
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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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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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