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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in Indy for 3 days and went here my last night in town, I loved it and was sad that I would not be able to eat there again! It is conveniently located next to the Hilton Garden Inn and the BBQ was delicious! The sugar pie was heavenly. You must eat here it was great and the... More 

Thank Kristian N
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked at random at the point of exhaustion on a city walk, Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q was a good choice. You choose at the counter from an extensive menu including platters and they bring it to your table - pretty fast. We had four different dishes with various sides. The food is quite mundane but is fresh and of good quality.... More 

Thank John_Oram_Eats
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I was here with a family event, and we ate our first meal here. We were staying across the street. It was so good, I went back the next day and had take out. I love BBQ and whatever they smoke with, it is really good.

Thank Edgetons
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196 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The service was very good here. Nice selection of craft beers too. Don't expect parking for less than 20 bucks if you can get at all.. But the BBQ hmmm just average. Sauces average.

Thank seanyy11
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Good BarBQ, not the best, but tasty sauces. Tips were burnt nicely, ribs were excellent. Sides a little less impressive. Service was great. Would dine here again

Thank Jeffrey W
Navarre, Florida
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209 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 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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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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663 reviews
602 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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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