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Dec 13, 2013 12:12 PM

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Clams047

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

    2. Do they cook over wood at your location?

      1. 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.

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

          1. 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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            1. re: jmckee

              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?

              1. re: Westy

                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.

              2. re: jmckee

                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