We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown Indianapolis
American, Pizza, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
50 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
+1 317-916-9600
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 66 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Good Food

I really liked the food and the atmosphere. The only thing that was a bit bad were the servers clustered with one another and talked instead of checking on our tables.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Kendall M
,
Hobart, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Frankfort
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My daughter and I ate there for dinner. Should have seen the warning flags when we walked in and no one else was there. We asked if the mild bar-b-q sauce was sweet. Yes was the answer. I don't know how hot the hot sauce was but the mild was pretty hot to us. No sweetness to it! I didn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I regularly dine in award winning BBQ establishments in Texas - especially Amarillo so those locations give me a frame of reference for Texas BBQ. Dicks has a decor consistent with these locations and looks right. It's beer selection is very good. The Indy-brewed IPA was excellent. My sides of slaw and tater salad were good too. Now for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Indiana
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really liked the food and the atmosphere. The only thing that was a bit bad were the servers clustered with one another and talked instead of checking on our tables.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Urbana, IL
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We got the food for take out to eat in our hotel room that is right across the street. The food was so delicious. Great place to eat if your ever downtown Indianapolis, IN

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Haven, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I walked past this place twice going from my car to my hotel. The smell was enough to make me hungry. Having a 10% off coupon was the clincher. Stopped in around 5:30 on a Thursday, a couple of tables but plenty of room. Two tv's were on, but no sound. Comfortable seating ( and a number of tables outside)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Rainy Wednesday I went across the street from the hotel to Dick's. Loved the Bbq sauce-some kick and not too sweet. Loved the sweet potatoe casarole! Nice oatmeal stoudt to compliment the meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent, Ohio
Level Contributor
99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

To close out our Midwest BBQ Tour, we acted on a recommendation we received during our tour of the nearby Indiana State Capitol. It's a short walk from the capitol, around the war memorial and down to the corner, and well worth the walk. Dick's was once a franchise operation and we were told that this is the only remaining... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent overall! I ordered the nachos with chipped beef and my husband ordered the large pulled pork sandwich. Both the spicey and mild BBQ sauces were very good and we left satisfied and full! Our server was attentive and the establish nice and clean, including the bathrooms. We are already talking about when we will go again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q also viewed

 

Been to Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 - 25
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Pizza, Barbecue, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?