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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Great BBQ

Stop here every time I am in Indianapolis. Good food fast service. Really enjoy it every time. Just off the Monument circle with outdoor seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Doug E
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  • Families with children
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Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of the best bbq joints we've been to and we've been to a bunch. Reasonable prices, large portions and served by a friendly crew. The mild bbq sauce is perfect! Kids meals have lots of options too.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stop here every time I am in Indianapolis. Good food fast service. Really enjoy it every time. Just off the Monument circle with outdoor seating.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went here on a saturday night while I was in town. I had purchased a groupon to use during my visit as well. The place was pretty much empty when we went. My boyfriend and I both had the 2 meat plate with 2 sides and split an appetizer of nachos with brisket. There was SOOOO much food!!! I had... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed across the street and had to walk by the awesome smells coming from this place too much to not try it! We weren't disappointed. The service is top notch and everyone we talked to was extremely friendly! Our kids (7 and 9) loved it but they also like anything barbecued! The mac and cheese is pretty awesome, the... More 

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Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
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432 reviews 432 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 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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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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