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Flying Mango

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4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great find. Food and atmosphere were exactly as advertised. My wife had the brisket and I had a combo: ribs, chicken, brisket. The ribs were good but a little too much bark for personal taste. The chicken was excellent!! The brisket was the star by far. Great! The collard greens were very good and the potatoes with... More 

Thank Michael S
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I thought we'd try it out. Very friendly staff and very clean place. Was able to get in on a Friday night at 7:00 with little wait. Food was as good as any other bar-b-que that we've had in DSM! Will go back.

Thank Thomas R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My two sisters were in town for a John Prine show at the Civic Center and we decided to take them and six others to the Flying Mango for dinner before the show. What a wonderful experience we enjoyed. For starters, we were greeted by the owner who paid attention to our table all night, Funny and laid back, he... More 

1 Thank patrick w
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were lucky to visit this small but mighty restaurant. Our staff took great care of us and all 6 of us got a superb meal! The BBQ shrimp and grits was to die for!

Thank Meggan B
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a foodie! My wonderful sister-in-law knows this and planned an entire weekend around good places to eat in her home town of Des Moines. On the list was this little gem in which I was treated to some really great BBQ and some surprisingly fantastic southern food. Having been to NOLA I'm a bit of a critic now. I... More 

Thank Tim B
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on Saturday. We had reservations right at 5:00. This place fills up fast so reservations are a must. There were 5 of us and Im pretty sure between us we had all varieties of meat. Chicken, ribs, andouille and brisket. The food is great. The cost is what Id say is on the high end for what Id expect... More 

Thank greedy m
Altoona, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my 4 sisters and my brother all in town for annual sibling vacation. Owner even came out and introduced my brother as being the only boy on vacation with his 5 older sisters. Service was exceptional!

Thank dissapointedinIowa
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you love barbecue head here. Unusual sides and wonderful ribs. Best in town for barbecue. Friendly owners

Thank IowaHawkgirll
Des Moines, Iowa
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My fiancé and I came here about 3 weeks ago and we're excited to try this place. Based on the reviews we figured it would be wonderful, but boy were we wrong. Our waiter was incredibly short with us, never attempting to have a conversation more than 3 seconds long. We got the Smoked Chicken dip for an appetizer which... More 

1 Thank hdingeman
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Started with a blackberry marg.YUM!!! Finished with blackened catfish,blue cheese grits,and collard greens.YUM!!!YUM!!! If you have never had cheese grits they have the grits of the day. A great place for southern SOULFOOD!!! You will be back. I know I will.

Thank sheryl b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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: 5152554111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?