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“Good Concept Poor Delivery” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
301 N. Lewis Rd, Limerick, PA
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Ranked #18 of 29 Restaurants in Limerick
Cuisines: Barbecue
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New York state
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Concept Poor Delivery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It's occasionally nice to go to a franchised or chain restaurant. Sometimes I just want to go somewhere that I no what to expect - decent food and consistency. But, I wouldn't go back unless to Dickey's unless I was in the area (and it's a bit out of the way) and had a coupon with me.
As far as franchised restaurants go, Dickey's has done many things right. They have a good concept, nice atmosphere, interesting decor, middle of the road prices and nice little touches like free ice cream and fancy plastic utensils. They have a good selection of meats and sides. Everything sounds good. The staff had a very couldn't care less attitude and, despite it being the lunch rush, was painfully slow moving.
The actual food was pretty disappointing. Everything on my plate, from the ribs to the mac and cheese, was room temperature. I don't know how they managed to do that since they were busy. My partner's jalapeno sausage was actually cold but his potato salad was warm. The meat on my ribs was far from falling off and the onion straws were soggy with grease. The BBQ sauces were pretty bland.
Despite that, it's not the worst place to eat in Limerick.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“We had it Catered”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I didn't go to the restaurant itself but I DID attend a wedding that they catered. Everyone thought the food was really really good. We had pork bbq sliders, brisket and pretty much most of the sides that they offer in the restaurant. The kids could not stop eating the mac and cheese and the brisket. The meat had a nice smokeiness to it, and the bbq sauce that came with it was sweet with a very small bite at the end. After eating it at the wedding I would no doubt visit the actual location for a quick bite!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The worst!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

From the moment we entered the restaurant ....the signage to order was difficult to follow, the staff was rude and disturbed that we were confused about how to order. We would have been better served leaving at that point! The food was possibly the worst barbecue we have ever been served. Truly low end barbecue ....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Pottstown
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“FINALLY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We now have a b-que place to visit . food was good. the only thing I did not like is the barbecue sauce too salty.

Visited June 2013
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pretty good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The food here is pretty good. I usually get the pulled pork sandwich. The only problem is that this place is tucked back in a shopping center and it's really easy to miss. Definitely worth a try!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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