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Flying Mango

4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
+1 515-255-4111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First don't be put off by the exterior of this place, the inside is beautiful. We were lucky enough to get there just before most do dinners and so were able to get a table. I highly recommend getting reservations. The good: the service, the...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had high hopes. Had "24 hour" smoked brisket. Dry and no taste from the spices came through. Maybe smoke less? Certainly not anywhere near La bbq in Austin Texas or fette sau in nyc. The shrimp with grits was good. The sides were rice and...More

Thank chung s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends say I'm a foodie. For me dining includes not only food but atmosphere, including noise level, music, and lighting. Here, we loved the Mango colored walls and artwork -all a part of the experience. From cocktails thru dessert, Flying Mango does not disapoint!...More

Thank ktmck1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Des Moines for the weekend to watch an athletic competition in Ames. We needed to find a dinner restaurant for Friday night so we looked on Trip Advisor for a good choice. Flying Mango was on the list and...More

1  Thank Jtbrnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a small business and wanted to treat my staff to a night out. I also want to support other small businesses. Made a reservation for small party on a Friday night at 7pm. Came in and had table waiting for us. I should...More

4  Thank scotleapinglibra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love everything at Flying Mango, but my go-to is the brisket and mashed potatoes!! Such a warm, cozy atmosphere!

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We had sandwiches that we split so we could enjoy different flavors. Very good! Wait staff was great and the owner was sure to stop by our table to check on us and offer a suggestion for our next visit. Will definitely be back to...More

Thank Lettiego
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Guy Fieri did a great piece on the Flying Mango a few yrs back on Diners Drive inns & dives. We were finally able to go visit this past December. We took our adult daughter & her hubby because they’d never been either. I ordered...More

Thank jardstevens
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I don't know how it took so long to try Flying Mango. Their beef brisket was amazing and will have me going back for more and more. Sides were tasty as well and you get a good sized portion for the price. I also love...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Our service was top notch. The food excellent, I would recommend it highly to anyone that loves BBQ and Southern fare.

Thank Ann K
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22 January 2015|
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Response from JIM A | Reviewed this property |
I have been there several times and don't remember anything but tables. Sitting in the back room is preferred.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 515-255-4111
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