This BBQ Hotspot In Iowa Has Been Serving Up The Best Southern Eats Since 1970
By Raymond Goldfield|Published March 18, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Everyone knows that if you want great barbecue, you’ve got to let it cook for a long time – and in Ames, Iowa, that goes for the restaurant too. Hickory Park Restaurant Co. has been serving up classic Southern eats, slow-smoked barbecue, and memorable deserts in a raucous but family-friendly setting since 1970. Stop on by and see why the locals can’t stop talking about this slice of smoky Iowa history.
Have you visited Hickory Park Restaurant Co.? Let us know your favorite meats, sides, and sundaes in the comments section. The restaurant always has something special cooking, so make sure to visit their website and official Facebook page before your next visit.
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