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Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Mister Big Dec 13, 2013 12:12 PM

Just visited the Frederick, MD branch, and what a bargain. Friday special: half-pound pulled pork, two sides, a roll, and a large drink for $7.99. The pork was good, the onion rings were very good, and the beans were average. I'll be back.

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    Clams047 RE: Mister Big Dec 13, 2013 01:02 PM

    Good luck. The one around here hardly lasted a year which was quite predictable from the two times I stopped.

    Did they pipe in some BBQ smoke? It seemed to be packaged at our location with the sides resembling slightly modified can goods.

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      bagelman01 RE: Clams047 Dec 31, 2013 04:15 PM

      They lasted 14 months in Bridgeport, CT. Reputation for bad food

    2. carolinadawg RE: Mister Big Dec 13, 2013 06:36 PM

      Do they cook over wood at your location?

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        lemons RE: Mister Big Dec 15, 2013 08:17 PM

        Dreadful in St. Louis, but before they arrived here (and left), I'd had fairly decent stuff @ DFW. Maybe it was jet lag that made me like it. Yes, it's cheap, especially the all you can eat softserve for kids.

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          Westy RE: Mister Big Dec 30, 2013 10:32 AM

          If I had never eaten BBQ before, espeically NC-style, I might like it. Otherwise, it is really, really painfully bad.

          1. jmckee RE: Mister Big Dec 31, 2013 10:43 AM

            I am distrustful of "chain" barbecue places. I'm fortunate that here in Cincinnati we have several good independent places that cook the traditional way. (The Montgomery Inn is not one of those.)

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              Westy RE: jmckee Jan 2, 2014 05:22 AM

              Really? I had only heard great reviews for Montgomery Inn.

              Is it just that it is not traditional (but still good), or just bad food?

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                jmckee RE: Westy Jan 3, 2014 09:41 AM

                There are people who like it -- I'm not one of them -- but it is most definitely NOT barbecue. It never sees smoke. The ribs are boiled, then soaked in a sweet-sweet-SWEET tomato barbecue sauce, then grilled briefly.

                Plus, the restaurants are of the pack-'em-in, herd-'em-out mentality. You are treated like the livestock you're eating. I'm not that big a guy, but the last time I was there (under duress, as part of a group that picked MI), I could barely move my arms outward, I was penned in so tightly.

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                coney with everything RE: jmckee Jan 6, 2014 03:36 AM

                I didn't like Dickeys but should you have a Billy Sims (seriously!) franchise nearby, they make a tasty pulled pork sandwich! And when you walk in the place, it smells like smoke

              3. GraydonCarter RE: Mister Big Jan 5, 2014 02:46 PM

                I think Dickey's is supposed to be Texas roadhouse style BBQ, which I'd never had before.

                The Dickey's in Germantown, MD, has a bar, which is closed during the daytime.

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                  DoobieWah RE: GraydonCarter Jan 9, 2014 03:26 PM

                  Please don't associate Dickey's with Texas.

                  We sure don't!

                2. SIMIHOUND RE: Mister Big Jan 21, 2014 02:54 PM

                  Just visited a new store in my area. I didn't know it was there until I drove by and saw the crowds out the door. I got 3lbs of ribs and six sides with three being free with some offer going on right now. Everything was delicious. Dickeys beats all six bbq restaurants in my small town. I like the sweet sauce but one things is bugging me. What is that one spice in the sauce that is different? Could it be cinnamon? I will be back!

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