This is the time of year we all start trying to decide what to do for the Superbowl. Are you having people over, tailgating at the main event, or maybe just eating with your family before or during the game? Either way Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is where you need to go to make your taste buds thrilled, and your Game day prep easy. If you love smoked meats made on site like the tradition started in 1941 by the first Dickey’s, then you will love the meats they serve, and the extensive array of home-style sides.
Travis Dickey opened the first restaurant in 1941, located in Dallas, Texas. It had a limited menu and part of the sign was rented out to help pay start up costs. In 1967 Travis’s sons, Roland and T.D. Dickey Jr., took over and continued their father’s legacy of signature, quality, hickory-smoked meats. Under them, Dickey’s expanded and became a staple in North Texas culture. In 1994 franchising began and was very successful. Their stores maintained quality and consistency while expanding from coast to coast. They woo their customers with home-style flavor and a family friendly atmosphere.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit can help their customers with all their events. They offer catering and it is not one size fits all. You can cater box lunches at a business meeting for as little as ten people. You can chose delivery buffet catering for ten or more guests, or even their full service buffet catering recommended for 100 or more guests. All catering is free delivery within ten miles.
Be it a graduation, birthday bash, Superbowl party, or a wedding, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will deliver.
I picked up the XL Family meal from Dickey’s for this review. It was a hard choice to make since all their options sounded so good. This family meal feeds between 6 and 8 people. You may choose 3 meats (1lb. each), 4 medium sides, 8 rolls or hush-puppies, and barbecue sauce.
The meat choices are:
- Beef Brisket
- Barbecue Honey Ham
- Pulled Pork
- Polish Style Kielbasa
- Jalapeno Cheddar Kielbasa
(If that was not hard enough to choose between)
Here are their side choices:
Plus in some locations these are also available:
- Fried Okra
- Jalapeno Beans
- Fried Onion Tanglers
- Waffle Iron Fries
I chose the pulled pork, barbecue honey ham, and ribs. It was plenty of food for my family of five with at least a pound of meat left over. The pulled pork was so good even before I put on barbecue sauce, full of flavor and smoked taste. The ham was the family favorite and I could see great potential for holiday meals in the future. The ribs were covered in a wonderful barbecue sauce. They were so good- only one rib was left over. Then, the next day I devoured it cold! It was just as good cold as it was heated the night before.
As sides I chose the mac and cheese, baked potato casserole, barbecue baked beans, bacon and onion green beans, and rolls. The sides were really good. There were no potatoes or mac and cheese left. Next time I may decide to double up on those two. The baked potato casserole had great flavor even after the cheese and chives were eaten off the top. The barbecue beans and green beans were delicious! I liked them better than the other sides that my family preferred. They were so flavor packed and even had a little spice to them. I really enjoyed them and was able to finish them off the next day for dinner. My kids liked them too, but we all know most kids prefer starch when given a choice.
The rolls were buttery and yummy. I could have eaten them all, but I shared with the family. (I am nice like that.) Well really, even if I wanted to eat all the rolls I would not have been able to because I was stuffed from all the other great food.
When I went to pick up my XL Family Meal the smell in the restaurant was mouth watering. It was torture driving home smelling such aromas and having to wait to get home. It was worth the wait though because my family truly enjoyed all the food.
The restaurant was clean and the ambiance was good. I would have been happy to eat there, but my husband at home may have disagreed. While there I noticed near the drink stations they had a soft serve ice cream dispenser and cones. Above it there was a sign that said it was free and to help yourselves. What a unique and great thing to have to make a place really family friendly. Also on Sundays, kids eat free! Free food and ice cream for kids on Sunday, sounds like the perfect Sunday lunch destination to me.
I really liked the variety of healthy choices you could chose at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. There is something there for everyone.