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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

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Downtown Indianapolis
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50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
+1 317-916-9600
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Navarre, Florida
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203 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town, bbq always sounds good so figure give it a shot. Smoked chopped chicken sandwich was pretty good. Give props to the Mac and cheese too, not usually a big fan but was pretty good. Seem like a pretty fair price, one meat, two sides and a drink for $11

Thank Bryan L
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Tasty bbq, a lot of food for a good price. Nice lean cuts of meat. We tried chicken and brisket. Had corn bread and several sides. Everything was delicious.

1 Thank soccermom1122
Indianapolis, Indiana
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550 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Tasty and moist pulled pork, good slaw, Mac & Cheese, and corn bread. Meal includes drink. Order at counter, so tipping not an issue.

1 Thank BatGuano30
Forrest City, Arkansas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was GREAT & the service was impeccable. The food was also very timely served. Besides the great food & service, it is in a very good location close to the major hotels downtown

Thank LScott B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were downtown Indy at the circle and picked Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q on a whim. The 5 of us were seated quickly and greeted with enthusiasm. It was later in the evening and they already had taken down the frier for cleaning so there were items on the menu we could not order. I had some Chicken and some brisket.... More 

Thank Dianeni
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went here after the longest meeting of my life, the food was plenty, the beer was cold, and the service was great!

Thank KF312
Huntington, IN
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

What a fun little restaurant and friendly staff. Great little spot in downtown Indy on the circle. If you like bbq then this if definitely a spot for you to try. They are reasonably priced and have generous portions. My husband and I really enjoyed the hoss potato with beef brisket . We both walked away full and enjoyed the... More 

Thank Kelly F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

In Indy for the day and stopped here for dinner on our way out of town. Parking was a hassle. BBQ was average and forgettable. Service was excellent. Can't think of a reason to recommend.

Thank Adam B
Clifton Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We ordered the pulled pork sandwiches with mac & cheese on the side. There are 2 sauces: mild & spicy. The spicy was perfect, not too overwhelming. This place was steps from our Hotel. If you want fast, good food, eat in or dine out this is a good choice.

Thank kdpbball
Wabash, Indiana
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This place is a tradition for my wife and kids and I. Everything we have ever had has been fantastic! Pulled pork is top notch...brisket is amazing...chicken is fantastic...smoked sausage is phenomenal... I could go on! Not a shadow of a doubt that we will return!

Thank ScottieCarrie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-916-9600
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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