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Hickory Park Restaurant Co.
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Today 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
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1404 S Duff Ave Ames, IA 50010
1404 S Duff AveUSIAAmes50010
(515) 232-8940hickoryparkames.com
$$Restaurant, Takeout RestaurantToday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
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An Ames Tradition! For nearly 40 years, Hickory Park Restaurant Co. has been a family favorite with both the Ames and ISU community. There is definately something for everyone at Hickory Park!
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Long-standing family-owned eatery serving up house-smoked barbecue in a spacious setting.- Google
People talk about french onion soup, salad with dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, ice cream sundaes and cinnamon spiced hot applesauce
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Joe Petefish
reviewed 2 months ago
Whenever people visit Ames, they tell me that an ISU alum told them they "have to" go to Hickory Park while they are in town. I have no idea how Hickory Park got that reputation. The barbeque is only OK; I'm talking not even on Famous Dave's level. It's just baffling. I guess it is fairly cheap, but so is most BBQ. What they call BBQ pork is actually a slice of ham that tastes like it's been soaked in liquid smoke. KC, and the real stuff, is only 3 hours away. The place is usually crowded, but they get you through fast. Service and atmosphere are always great. Ice cream selection is fantastic. I would rate it highly as an ice cream parlor, but the quality of the BBQ just doesn't come close to matching the hype.
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Thomas Juvinall
reviewed a month ago
Do not eat here whatever you do. This place has the absolute worst food and service that i have been to in a very long time. It is reasonably priced but, it also tastes dry and tasteless.
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Michael Birkel
reviewed 10 months ago
This place is by far the best BBQ in Ames. The food is pretty good. Not the best BBQ I ever had but still excellent. So cheap too! I always recommend that people go to this place if they visit Ames. Definitely an awesome restaurant. Try the ice cream or shakes too!
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Greg Janes
reviewed 2 months ago
This is a great restaurant, it has a lot of pluses... It's family friendly, the service is fast and friendly, the food is delicious and the price is good. We continue to come back again and again. Can get busy and loud at times.
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Mary Jo Cook
reviewed 3 months ago
Love the bbq. Always try to get then when in Ames.
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Chuck Fuller
reviewed 7 months ago
Nothing to really write home about. Food is good, NOT great. Service is Good, NOT great. The price point is what drives folks into this place for sure. Again, nothing great, but it is good and it is cheap. My two cents.

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