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“Where is the iced tea?”

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Ranked #58 of 106 Restaurants in Southern Pines
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War I veteran, opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Dickey was a true Texas character blessed with the gift of gab and the love of authentic, slow-smoked barbecue. In the beginning, Dickey's Barbecue Pit was truly a family operation with Travis working the block and Miss Ollie Dickey serving sandwiches. Space on the restaurant sign was rented out to help pay the start-up costs for the restaurant and the menu was limited to beef brisket, pit hams, barbecue beans, potato chips, beer, bottled milk and sodas. Brothers Roland and T.D. Dickey took over the business in 1967, continuing their father's legacy of quality, hickory smoked signature meats. Under the direction of the Dickey brothers, Dickey's Barbecue Pit expanded throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area and quickly became known throughout Texas for mouthwatering hickory-smoked barbecue, popular catered events and the iconic Big Yellow Cups. Franchising began in 1994 after loyal guests and barbecue fanatics demanded more locations. Today with over 530 locations in 43 states, loyal guests are what keep Dickey's thriving in every community. The brand has come a long way from Travis Dickey's first location. But, some things never change. Dickey's Barbecue Pit still slow smokes all meats on-site just the same way they did in 1941. The menu features beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with complimentary ice cream. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday.
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Description: Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War I veteran, opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Dickey was a true Texas character blessed with the gift of gab and the love of authentic, slow-smoked barbecue. In the beginning, Dickey's Barbecue Pit was truly a family operation with Travis working the block and Miss Ollie Dickey serving sandwiches. Space on the restaurant sign was rented out to help pay the start-up costs for the restaurant and the menu was limited to beef brisket, pit hams, barbecue beans, potato chips, beer, bottled milk and sodas. Brothers Roland and T.D. Dickey took over the business in 1967, continuing their father's legacy of quality, hickory smoked signature meats. Under the direction of the Dickey brothers, Dickey's Barbecue Pit expanded throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area and quickly became known throughout Texas for mouthwatering hickory-smoked barbecue, popular catered events and the iconic Big Yellow Cups. Franchising began in 1994 after loyal guests and barbecue fanatics demanded more locations. Today with over 530 locations in 43 states, loyal guests are what keep Dickey's thriving in every community. The brand has come a long way from Travis Dickey's first location. But, some things never change. Dickey's Barbecue Pit still slow smokes all meats on-site just the same way they did in 1941. The menu features beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with complimentary ice cream. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday.
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Ithe iced tea is the worst I have ever had.
The tea is instant and tastes like dishwater. Mentioned to manager but told that's just the way it is!

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

I was skeptical when we first visited this place. How can a chain restaurant compete with the local Carolina barbeque competition? After dining at Dickeys, I'd say it's one of the best places for barbeque in the Sandhills. The pulled pork and ribs are particularily good. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Skidude62
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We pay a visit to Dickey's BBQ at least once when visiting my daughter and her family in Pinehurst....its a surefire treat for the kids and a break for the ladies in the kitchen.
The food as described is very well presented and varied enough to satisfy everyone.
The brisket is a consistent crowd pleaser and we never seem to order enough ribs. The sides available are fun to pick but I must say the cole slaw is my favorite.
Request extra BBQ sauce on check out...you will need it......even for the fries.

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Thank digidds
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have ordering brisket from Texas for years at considerable cost. No more! The brisket at Dickey's Pit is smoky,moist and favorable. However the one time I tried the pork it was not good. It tasted like it had been in some type of steamer which took away from the flavor and texture. The sides are generally good and they have free soft serve
Very friendly staff and a nice addition to the area.

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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

I lived in Dallas for four years and became addicted to Dickey's BBQ. 10-12 different meats, all perfectly cooked, 15 sides, and of course, the free self-serve ice cream! A few years ago a DIckey's franchise opened in Scottsdale, but it is very disappointing: 3 meats, four sides. Not the same!

So while in Pinehurst we drove by this Dickey's, and it is Texas Deja Vu! Absolutely fabulous in every respect.

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1  Thank Odysseusaz
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