Dickies BBQ

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  1. Lawdawg

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    Think it depends where you live. If you live anywhere in the Southeast through Texas you probably live within ten miles of a dozen far better options. That's not the case in other parts of the country.
     
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    In summary:

    okay, but not as good as your local bbq joint, if you live where bbq is good.

    Carry on.
     
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    THIS^^^^^^^^^^^
    Red's right.....Dickies is "OK"....better than a McDonalds' McRib, but there are SO MANY superior BBQ places around here. Springcreek is a small chain (owned by the same folks that own The Mexican Inn Cafe), David's in Arlington, some people swear by Angelo's, etc. My favorite is BBQ from the Ridgmar Farmer's Market. Their meat is "good", but their BBQ sauce is excellent!
    I'm one of those guys who will eat BBQ from almost anywhere. ;)
     
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    Dickie's isn't real BBQ.
    Cavuto isn't real news.
    Now the two are inextricably linked.
    There are some things you're just better off doing yourself. Including making up your own mind.
     
  5. blowtorch

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    I took my sons once and we declared it ok but overpriced
    As far as a chain goes, we all of us much prefer Famous Daves
     
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    I agree with Mr. Here...
    I’d add Railhead BBQ (three locations) to my list of top 5’s in the D/FW Metroplex
     
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    That good, huh? :p
     
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    This, with an exception for Rudy's... And, in Waco, Uncle Dan's..... Heck, I don't even cook my own anymore, it's much more cost/time effective to buy it made to order... I just do my own sides...

    Dickeys is just a corporate franchise and is hit or miss like any place else. One tried to open in Waco a few years back and had sewer issues that made the place stink, They were only able to stay open a few months, The food was okay but, pricey and gimmicky.


    A few years back, some corporate types decided they could open a nice BBQ restaurant. in Waco.. Their BBQed beans tasted like they had rinsed canned beans and put them in cheap BBQ sauce, their meat was worse... they didn't last long.
     
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    About what you'd expect from a chain restaurant in which case is only as good as the employees they hire. Lucky if they get your order right. Had it once at a catered event and was pretty generic in my opinion. Nothing I'd pay for.
     
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    Cooking is part of the pleasure in eating.

    Cooking is not that much Time consuming, nor pricey.

    Eat less, eat better.
     
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    My local favorite is a small chain.
    Kent Black’s BBQ.
    It started in Luling, Tx and has restaurants in Austin, New Braunfels and San Marcos.
    I’ve eaten all of them, but I like the San Marcos one best.
    The original is a close runner up.
    Best lean brisket on the planet!
     
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    It’s okay for what it is and is reasonably priced for bbq around these parts, I actually stop there a good bit but we aren’t really known for bbq around here and a “real” bbq joints brisket is usually about twice as expensive (although usually twice as good)

    If you don’t go in with high expectations it’s just fine
    If you think you’re gonna get great bbq there you’ll be disappointed, I think it serves a purpose though and the food seems a lot realer than most “fast food”

    That makes it sound not too good, but I like it good enough for the price
     
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    If I was in Iowa I wouldn't wander much further than the nearest Machine Shed, home of the Pork-A-Saurus. That's a pork chop from a hog the size of a dinosaur.

    Davenport, Pewaukee and Urbandale are open.
     
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    Most of the stuff Dickie’s serves arrives at each location in 55 gallon drums.

    Scrumptious ! Lovely ! Awesome !
     
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    The Dickie's near me is OK, and certainly better than the even closer and not sadly defunct Porktropolis. Smoky Jon's is better but not on my regular driving routes. The Famous Dave's is also OK. Last Friday we got some from North And South in DeForest. Good but not as good, or pricey, as Smoky Jon's.

    I'd still rather have Rudy's up on 183 which was close when I lived down there.
     
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    My snarky comment above aside, when the lock down is over and New York is open for business again come out and visit us sometime. All the familiar attractions should be open again but there's a lot to be enjoyed in places most tourists avoid. Take the A train uptown to 125th Street and take a bus cross town as far west as it will go. Nestled under the West Side Highway in an old wharf warehouse building you'll find Dinosaur BBQ. It's not Texas style. It's got a lot more kick... and great sides. Dinosaur started in upstate NY in abandoned railroad stations in Rochester and Syracuse as a combination of a BBQ pit and biker bar. The food is outstanding. Finish your evening with jazz at the Cotton Club, two blocks east, or at The Apollo Theater, back across town. You won't see Buddy Holly and the Crickets, but they played the Apollo. When my wife and I travel, we don't miss the highlights but we always head out from the tourist districts to where people live. The food is better, it costs less, and you get a feel for the place very different from rubbing elbows with other tourists. Come on out, y'all. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    Dickey's has one feature that partially redeems it. Fried Okra.

    The rest of it is is bbq only if you can't get or smoke, your own.
     
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    How have I never heard of this!

    That sounds amazing!
     
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    What a shame, with a name like porktropolis I would have had high hopes
     
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    Most my “glassware” is Dickey’s

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    You’re supposed to get a free refill if you bring back the cup, but I never really plan on going and don’t keep one on hand
     
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