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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Chicken Wings
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50 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
+1 317-916-9600
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Traditional Texas Style Bar-B-Q conveniently located in the heart of...
Traditional Texas Style Bar-B-Q conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Seating for up to 100ppl. Small side room can be reserved for up to 20ppl. Quick Service for lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. Full Service 3pm-close and all weekend lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating available. TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. All meats are smoked on-site as you can smell when you walk into the restaurant.
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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice BBQ spot great Hot Links

My husband is from Texas so we were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in downtown Indy. He has been here 8 years and hadn't found a local spot to buy Hot links until now. (Needless to say we visited on Friday and Saturday)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Alwayzalady30
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My husband is from Texas so we were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in downtown Indy. He has been here 8 years and hadn't found a local spot to buy Hot links until now. (Needless to say we visited on Friday and Saturday)

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was our first time at Dick's BBQ and it will not be our last! Everything was delicious!! We ordered the pulled pork nachos and sampler BBQ platter along with 2 local Sun King brews. Everything was delicious and the sauces were wonderful as well. The servings were plentiful, service was very helpful and cost was reasonable. We will be... More 

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were craving bbq and glad we found this. Lunch with a sampler plate included two sides and cornbread. The service was quick and wait staff was super friendly. Food was tasty. Huge beer selection though we had iced tea. Our server wanted to give us a drink to go! Great place for kids or quick lunch. Not always open... More 

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Jason K, Owner at Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and for taking the time to review our Bar-B-Q. I will share your review with the staff...It will make their day as it did mine! Glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope you come back to see us soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tasty smoked pulled pork! I've tried the other meats, but my fav is the pork. Weather on a bun or over a smoked tater, it's all good!

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Marathon, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Came for dinner on Saturday night during a really busy weekend. They were out of a lot of things but the staff went over and above to make us really happy with our food, which was great. Really appreciated the extra effort considering how hard it was to be out of so much of the menu. Thanks all, you did... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fun place with great food and excellent service! The waiters were very helpful and we had a great time. We will be back!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was our first time visiting. Very good BBQ and great prices. Would recommend for anyone to stop by a give this place a try.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

When I think of bbq I think of flavor. Unfortunately the trio missed the mark for me. The brisket was under seasoned and cut a bit too think. The rib tips were a bit chewy probably because they were fatty. I didn't taste any bbq flavors. The staff was welcoming and attentive & the price is right, which is why... More 

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Jason K, Owner at Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Monica, Thanks for the review. Sorry we missed the mark on your recent experience with us. I am going to share your feedback with management and the kitchen staff so they can make a few adjustments to hopefully make your next experience with us spectacular. I hope you give us just one more chance so you might make an adjustment... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

1/4 chicken leg and thigh were delicious Cooked to perfection, potatoe salad and green beans complimented with the corn bread muffin

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Toledo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my 4th visit to Dick's. Every time I am in Indy, I visit Dick's. The bbq is always very good and consistent. Visited this time before the Big Ten Championship game and service was slow. The place was almost full. The pulled pork nachos were simple but very good. The brisket and ribs were a little tough but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-916-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Traditional Texas Style Bar-B-Q conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Seating for up to 100ppl. Small side room can be reserved for up to 20ppl. Quick Service for lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. Full Service 3pm-close and all weekend lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating available. TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. All meats are smoked on-site as you can smell when you walk into the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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