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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

50 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
+1 317-916-9600
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Ranked #269 of 2,023 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $5 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Chicken Wings
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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.
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our second time at this location as we stopped here during a visit in the spring. Food and service were excellent and did not disappoint. This is definitely a must stop for us when we get back to this area in the future.

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Mason, Ohio, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited here during a long weekend in Indy. My wife and I had different bar-b-q dishes and were both very happy, all in a relaxed Texas Bar-B-Q joint atmosphere. The Rib Ends, sliced beef, chicken and sausage were awesome (great corn muffins too) and the 2 and 3 entree platters left both of us with enough take home for a... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Service was good on a very, very quiet Friday night but the food was only just OK. Nothing was especially hot and you had the sense that things had been just barely warmed through before being served. There seemed to be more friends of the staff visiting and shooting the breeze than actual customers, and the overall vibe was not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Tried to use a valid Discover Indy coupon. Employees said "I don't have ability to use this and there is no manager here". Not difficult to comp a meal or manually enter discount. Will never go there again

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The barbeque is very good, and even the sides are pretty tasty. Prices are kind of high on some stuff, but pretty reasonable on a lot of others.

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Brandon, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Their BBQ sauce actually has some spice to it. Very good meat. Not extremely dry. I will be going back before I leave Indy. Good lunch stop.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I stopped in here on a recent business trip and was impressed by the quality of the rib tips and pulled pork! Juicy, tender, and everything you'd expect from a good BBQ joint. What impressed me the most, however, was the staff's commitment to serving only the best - while waiting for the food, the server came out to tell... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were in downtown Indy for the first time and wanted to try something different. We decided on Dick's Bodacious BBQ and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and honestly I think our food arrived in less than 5 mins. The portions were huge and the food very, very tasty. I ended up purchasing some of their sauce... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Tired of a week of eating sandwiches and fast food we ordered 30 BBQ sandwiches to go for our team at the convention center. Food was made fresh quickly with no notice, staff was friendly while we were waiting and the GM carried our order all the way to our booth in the convention center for us. Food was fabulous... More 

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187 reviews 187 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

On my second to last night alone in Indianapolis, I had a hankering for BBQ, even though I had been avoiding red meat as a steady diet for more that a year I did a little research on TA and settled on this place, knowing that it was near downtown. I just didn't know how totally downtown it was until... More 

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Additional Information about Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

Address: 50 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: +1 317-916-9600
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Chicken Wings

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