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“Good Quick BBQ”

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Ranked #61 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 August 7, 2014

We got into Southern Pines a bit later than we wanted to and couldn't get to our first choice for dinner. The kids were all set on BBQ though and Dickey's was close and still serving. We were pleasantly surprised.

The service was great and they took the time to explain the different dishes to everyone in our group.

We tried brisket, pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage and a two-meat sandwich. Those that had brisket said it was tender and flavorful. The pulled pork was rated good as well.

Even the kids remarked how good the BBQ was even though they knew it was a chain.

The sides were decent and we sampled a wide variety tonight. No one was unhappy with their selection.

The complimentary ice cream treat was enjoyed by all who wanted to end things on a sweet note.

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Thank DGMun
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed eating the local BBQ, but it seemed only average in taste. The BBQ sauce had a slight pepper heat which was fine. Over all average pork sandwiches, didn't try other offerings. The service is very fast, you order at the counter.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

First time I ate at Dickey's was in RVA. Which was so good. This one fell short. The meat was mainly fat. So spending 10 on a plate of mainly fat was not my cup of tea. Speaking of tea, it tasted like it had been sitting there for days. It was gross. The sides were cold and the service was poor. They acted like it was an issue to do there JOB! Won't be back. Not worth it.

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Thank Acholtes
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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We've enjoyed Dickey's Barbecue Pit for many years now, often visiting their Cary location long before they opened a location in
Southern Pines.

After 10 visits to the S.P. location over the past y year or so we've begun to notice a gradual decline, ie no papertowels on tables, no butter on the rolls, dirty bathrooms, & general grouchy &unhappy employees.

We also take advantage from time to time of Dickies, Sunday "Kids Eat Free" offer, which each time we've visited to take them up on this advertised offer there has been a noticeable effort to charge us for the kids anyway. None greater than our visit today. The "manager" blatantly rung up our meals which both met the criteria of "greater value" than both of our kids, & when my wife pointed this out to the "manager" he began a long string of excuses & lame attempts at justifying, not just at the register, but during our meal & right up to when we were all exiting out of the restaurant and the door was closing behind us.
Sad attempt indeed, & it is doubtful we will ever again darken the door @Dickies S.Pines.
And was more thing, if you are so desperate in the resturant business that you must resort to posting signs about your "free ice cream complimentary only to those paying for their meals"? Yeah your days of successful operation are likely numbered.

Please, just clean up your bathrooms.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Though a chain everyone enjoyed the beef brisket as well as the familiar pork. I'd suggested talbertson's but their hours are local quirky, less convenient.

my visitors were especially impressed when they were asked to wait while they made a fresh batch of vanilla cream puddings.

From Atlanta, they are familiar with barbecues and enjoyed Dickey's

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Thank owl9
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