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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4345 Hickman Rd, One mile East of Merle Hay Road on Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On my regular monthly business trip to Des Moines and had to make a stop to my favorite restaurant! Wow do they have a brisket to brag about, better than any I've tasted in the south! Also the service is awesome, ask for Mary! She...More

Thank snicodemus60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at the Flying Mango numerous times each year over the last several years and have not been disappointed yet or contaminated with gluten ever. This is hands down the best BBQ I’ve even eaten and it’s upscale too. It’s my favorite restaurant...More

Thank gunphries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going there off and on for 11 years, always very good and unique. Very small inside. Usually have to park on a sidestreet. Best part each time we go is the pulled pork mini tacos we get as an appetizer. The owner greets...More

Thank JeffCinIowa
Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 13 April 2018 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 April 2018 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 26 March 2018 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 17 March 2018

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

5  Thank scotleapinglibra
Reviewed 16 March 2018

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
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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