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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 #195 of 1,992 restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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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Parma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Colorado
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151 reviews 151 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a great surprise to find an awesome barbecue place in downtown Indy. Traveling for work an coworker brought me there for lunch, well it was so good I ate there for dinner three nights! Everything was wonderful, the mild sauce was pretty good and the spicy sauce had a great kick! Next time I am in Indy, I will... More

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Boston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Everything is good but go for the brisket; it is really good. The seasonal sweet potato side was to die for. Great barbeque with great beer choices.

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Fort Calhoun NE
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The ribs, brisket, pulled pork, rib tips are all great. This is not a fancy place but food is great and the wait staff is super. All are friendly and know the menu well. W 6 of us ate there one night and ordered to go two nights later. The food was super both times.

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

Thank you for the great review. Being a locally owned independent restaurant strive to provide a consistently good product daily. We appreciate you all coming in not once but twice during your recent visit to downtown Indy! Thank you thank you. Please come back and see us if you are in the area again. More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I felt compelled to add to my previous review. Jason K took the time to respond to my comments and explained that their heating system went out that day and combined with the probably -20 deg. F windchill outside (true), it was cold that day, but was a one off situation.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Good but its cold inside... really cold. Great sauce, good BBQ. Had the pulled pork and the rib tips. I've had better and so have you but it was fine.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Warm and inviting atmosphere, the menu board was a little confusing, but was able to make my selections after further review. I picked the pulled pork sandwich, corn.and a soft drink. I enjoyed my meal, the beef was tender, and there are a variety of sauces to choose from on each table.They have a $2 menu day which is a... More

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Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had been trying the different BBQ's along our trip. We walked in and loved the atmosphere. The server was very kind and took time to explain the menu to us. The ribs were very tender and the smoked chicken was fantastic. It is affordable and great food. Right in the heart of things in downtown. We discovered the founder... More

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