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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (48 reviews)
“ribs” (54 reviews)
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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 6 July 2017

This restaurant is amazing!!! The wait staff are terrific and the owner a really personable person. Great experience from the moment we got to the property. We did not have a reservation but had drinks on the patio and table was ready shortly after. The...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A Triple D place was very good would have provided 5 Stars but ribs were slightly dry. Everything else was great. I would return to this place

Thank bigstevehd
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We really liked it, the food and service were superb, would go back, it was easy to get to. Easy to find. Cute place.

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Pro: Great food and great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Portions are large Con: I wish there wasn't such a high charge to split a plate ($10). For medical reasons I can only eat small portions at a time (5-7 ounces), so most of my plate ended...More

2  Thank tractorgirl350
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We tried the Flying Mango on a friend's recommendation, and immediately we knew we had made the right choice. The staff was tripping over themselves to be helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was elegant but not too fancy. The server was genuinely interested in us...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Third time to eat at this restaurant and the 24 hour brisket is still my favorite! Food and service is awesome. I recommend the Jenny Salad, probably has 2/3lb of brisket topped on it! Yummy!

Thank snicodemus60
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

son just moved to DM, invited us to experience new orleans vibe in beaver dale. he suggested we watch guy fieri episode (diners, drive-ins and dives) before coming, which helped to appreciate the quality behind the fascinating open kitchen. waiting area packed in a very...More

Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome restaurant, one of the best I've been to. From the Jamaica lager beer to the awesome big chop with excellent sides (black beans &rice) to outstanding service in a unique atmosphere at reasonable prices our group of 4 will be back.

Thank Ole D
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Have heard about this place a lot and finally had chance to visit. It lived up to its rep as one of best restaurants in DSM. Small intimate place was buzzing at 8:30pm on a Thursday - rare for suburban DSM. Waitress was super friendly...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I went here for dinner with two associates. The one individual among us that was from Des Moines recommended the spot. It seems to be a popular place since every seat was full on a Thursday night at 7pm when we arrived. Lucky we made...More

Thank Kwldtrvlr
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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