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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
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
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Great effort by staff on crazy busy weekend

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Kristi B
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Marathon, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Marathon, Florida
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Parma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
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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