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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
+1 317-916-9600
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rib tips” (15 reviews)
“baked beans” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really had no complaints about this place. It was close to our hotel and we stopped for lunch. It isn't that big so you might have to wait to be seated if you hit them at a busy time. The food was good, the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best BBQ. I go back to the Indianapolis 500 every year and can't wait to go to Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q. Great smoked meat but more importantly friendly people. Miss the old manager John but met Jason the owner this year and he...More

Thank AnthonyJoseph14
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Was in the mall n decided we would venture out n eat n drink somewhere different. Shud hv gone to the yards instead. Food was average n my mixed drink seemed only made of juice.servuce was nothing great. Just a bad day for me I...More

Thank maalvika
Jason K, Owner at Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Sorry you were less than impressed with our Bar-B-Q. Thank you for your gracious insight.

Reviewed April 25, 2018

Ordered lunch to go and the restaurant is friendly, quick and serves good food. Had a problem with a gift card and Jason took care of it. The pulled pork and chicken Hoss Potato is our favorite.

Thank JBean57
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I pride ourselves on locating good bbq while traveling! We were very impressed with this location! The pork and chicken had excellent flavor and the sauce only enhanced it! Combine that with excellent prices and incredible service and you get Dick’s Bodacious...More

Thank Mikey A
Reviewed February 20, 2018

The restaurant was very crowded and I can see why when we got our food. Our waitress was very courteous and efficient. The food was very good but I do have a few small complaints. It was lukewarm and we ordered rib tips which were...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

First, there is a nice selection of local beers. I got a dozen wings, which were good, but just short of great. And two sides, baked beans and sweet potato casserole. The beans needed more leftover bbq bits though. Corn bread was tasty. Shining point...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed February 3, 2018

BBQ was good and they give nice sized portions. I visit Texas often so I know the taste of real bbq as well as good bbq - Dicks hits the mark. You won't be disappointed going here! Staff are super friendly and helpful.

Thank Klassyhk
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Not too bad. Had the Meatloaf and Cole Slaw and Mac and Cheese. Meatloaf was ok the sides were amazing though!

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Service was great. The food was tasty and filling. Had one of the baked potatoes. Staff was so friendly and checked on us often.

Thank fighting46th
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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
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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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