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“First class”

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Ranked #59 of 104 Restaurants in Southern Pines
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First class”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Great food, good service, value priced, highly recommend. If you like bar-be-que, you will not be disappointed. On the other hand, it is a great opportunity to try it for the first time. We visit Dickey's every time we are in the area.

Visited February 2014
Thank Mark B
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Delran, New Jersey
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“fast food bbq”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Good for a quick lunch or dinner.Fast food atmosphere.Food was tasty and reasonably priced.Not what I would call a real bbq joint.

  • Visited April 2013
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Highlands, North Carolina
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Texas style bar-b-que!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I love bar-b-que brisket and Dickey's has been serving that at the original location in Dallas since 1941 (not that I was there then)! When I saw that a Dickey's was open here, I wondered if it was kin to the original Dickey's that I knew when I lived in Dallas. Sho' nuff! And the brisket is to die for!

Visited October 2013
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Archbald, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great quick lunch”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Dickey's is a chain which started in Dallas, Texas. We had never tried it so we stopped by for lunch. There is a deal of the day for each day so we had the "brisket" special with 2 sides and a 32 oz drink each. Lunch total was $14
Don't forget the "free" ice cream!!

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I love going here to eat when I can. Very nice place to grab a plate or sandwich. Prices are reasonable for what you get and the added jar of pickles to help yourself to or the ice cream machine for dessert adds to it too.
So if you are a BBQ fan, give them a try and find a great plate/sandwich for lunch or dinner.

Visited July 2013
Thank eliteimagz
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