Hickory Park: User Reviews
Hickory Park is an institution. It's the closest thing to an "experience" restaurant that I can think of in the greater Des Moines market. The BBQ is very good, the service is very friendly, the waits can be painfully long (although they do keep them moving as well as possible), the prices are fair, and the ice cream and desserts are awesome. With the explosion of good BBQ places in Des Moines, however, I just cannot justify the 45 minutes of travel time and the $20 worth of gas it takes to get there. When I'm in Ames, I'll stop by, but there's too much else in Des Moines to make the drive in my opinion.
My family and I have been going up to Hickory park for years. We love it. It is loud...just don't plan on having a heart to heart talk with anyone cause I'm sure you will be stop by the singing of HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Just a great place to go
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