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    Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Just got to say it, I thought the food was terrible. The meat was wet, not moist from fat, but wet from water. Do they use steam or holding pans, just gross. Guess from living in KC 1/2 my life, I got accustomed to good BBQ, but that was just awful. And, overpriced I might add. Didn't like the sauce either, nor the flavorless slaw. Can't believe how many people have raved about this place.

    The atmosphere is cool, and the sundae over the top, but the BBQ uckh!!! and no burnt ends on the menu, what BBQ place doesn't have burnt ends?



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Hickory Park is FAR from overpriced. It might be the cheapest restaurant in Ames to sit down and eat a decent meal at.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Never been a big fan of HP. Not going as far to say I hate it or its gross, but just never really made an effort to go back. Didnt wow me I guess.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    -1.

    I'll give you that it's not the greatest in the world, but overpriced? Are you serious?



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    You must have ordered the wrong thing.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    If you went to Hickory Park for barbecue, you went to the wrong place - Hickory Park is a smokehouse...



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    It's pretty average, but agree with everyone else that it is definitely not overpriced. Battles is much better. HP does not compare to KC bbq. What's your preferred joint in KC?



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    I went on Saturday and thought it was really good and actually commented to others with me how inexpensive it is.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    As others have said, of anything Hickory Park might be, it is NOT overpriced.

    I've never considered it much of a BBQ place myself, although I don't think it's bad.. their burgers are pretty good, and the other people I know love the 1/4 Chicken Dinner (which is only a little over 5 bucks and a TON of food). Chicken is usually very good, and very tender.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    HP is really cheap for what you get. It's not GREAT BBQ, but that's not really what they're after. Battle's is definitely a little better, and there are several places in DSM that are better.

    I've never had KC BBQ, but I will say this: Texas BBQ is no better than a lot of BBQ I've had in Iowa. I was expecting the best BBQ I've ever had, and I've been to multiple joints (some if which were renowned) and it was good, but no greater than Battles, or Jethro's.


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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Just got to say it, I thought the food was terrible. The meat was wet, not moist from fat, but wet from water. Do they use steam or holding pans, just gross. Guess from living in KC 1/2 my life, I got accustomed to good BBQ, but that was just awful. And, overpriced I might add. Didn't like the sauce either, nor the flavorless slaw. Can't believe how many people have raved about this place.

    The atmosphere is cool, and the sundae over the top, but the BBQ uckh!!! and no burnt ends on the menu, what BBQ place doesn't have burnt ends?
    Overpriced? Are you serious? Their food is reasonably priced. Compared to Oklahoma Joe's in KC, I think its pretty good match ups. I think its CHEAPER than Oklahoma Joe's.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    As others have said, of anything Hickory Park might be, it is NOT overpriced.

    I've never considered it much of a BBQ place myself, although I don't think it's bad.. their burgers are pretty good, and the other people I know love the 1/4 Chicken Dinner (which is only a little over 5 bucks and a TON of food). Chicken is usually very good, and very tender.
    True. Have you ever had the half chicken dinner at battle's? If i get it for lunch, no need for dinner.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Hickory Park is definitely not the best restaurant in town or anything, but I've never heard anyone call it overpriced.



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    HP is really cheap for what you get. It's not GREAT BBQ, but that's not really what they're after. Battle's is definitely a little better, and there are several places in DSM that are better.

    I've never had KC BBQ, but I will say this: Texas BBQ is no better than a lot of BBQ I've had in Iowa. I was expecting the best BBQ I've ever had, and I've been to multiple joints (some if which were renowned) and it was good, but no greater than Battles, or Jethro's.
    You been to Woody's?



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    Re: Hickory Park BBQ is gross

    Too many people think Hickory Park is BBQ. It's smoked meats with BBQ sauce.
    I tend to like it because you know what you get, around 6 bucks for a meal or 9 bucks for a big meal. They have respectable food at a reasonable price.
    If you want true BBQ, you gotta get in the Delorean and time travel a few years back and go down to DM to Big Daddy's.



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