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D Plus K Hickory House

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315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703-3643
+1 319-233-9111
Today
16:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tomorrow night will be my 50+ year visit to the Hickory House for my birthday dinner. I've had a lot of ribs, but no one comes close to these ribs. Enjoy the relish tray, the rolls, and the warm dish of water for washing your fingers off at the end. The waitresses are always very friendly and willing to answer... More 

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Thank Riblover8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family run business. Always great service and great food. Ribs are my favorite meal, but steaks and chicken are wonderful too.

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Thank Gloria M
Hudson, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place has been around for many years. I'm sure it has the same decor as it did when it was build. You are served a relish tray with your meal. The food is good, but I personally don't care for their BBQ sauce. The ribs with just rub are excellent

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Thank Donna D
Waterloo, Iowa
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

D&K has been around the area for many years. It has an atmosphere much better than the other rib place here in town. Very friendly staff to serve you and the best fall of the bone ribs around. If you don't like ribs they have a full menu to serve your every taste.

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Thank tjschell
Waterloo, Iowa
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This place has not changed (other than to comply in the 80's with newly passed legislation to go smoke free and swapping out the LP juke box for the DVD's) in over 30 years. It has the history and vibe of an old supper club. The waitresses and owners are always there, same faces and it is always great to... More 

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Thank TeeSue
WATERLOO
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

When you walk in you'll swear you're in a time warp. The decor is straight out small-town Iowa, circa 1974. The menu is too -- down to the vegetable tray at every table. The food is good -- nothing fancy -- just good, home-style cooking. The ribs are good, but then tend to go heavy on the sauce.

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Thank JAMES O
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Old style decor with Old style food and good service. The waitress was on the move all night, but still made time to be helpful and informative about the menu options. Food was simple but tasted good.

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Thank JAYTEE6
Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

WE had three adults in our party and it cost us almost 90.00. I don't mind spending 30.00 per person for a meal but most of the food was not good. Their garlic house dressing that the waitress bragged about wasn't very good. The T Bone my husband ordered was large but had no taste to it. The beef and... More 

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4 Thank CAD_1958
Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stop in to try this restaurant on a month long vacation Feb 2015. We were the only ones there at the time we placed our order. I order the "Bar-Q Beef Sandwich" which, when received was served on a 3" white bread dinner roll along with fries. Cost $9.50. No taste to the beef. Sure I could of got... More 

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1 Thank Dennis L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Waterloo's hidden treasure! Cozy and quaint with John Deere decor, friendly service, and the best ribs in Iowa! Your visit to Iowa isn't complete unless you eat at D&K's Hickory House!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703-3643
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-233-9111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?