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One of the best barbecues I've ever had!

After a weekend of skydiving in the Dallas area, we were on our way to the airport and stopped here for a quick lunch before the flight and what a treat! My first stop there and now I can't wait to try out the one near my home that I have ignored. I'm not a connoisseur, but really did love the brisket lunch.

Oh and did we luck out on the weather! Cool all three days, low humidity and light winds... Now it's back to Florida for what I'm told are 6 weeks of the highest probability of hurricanes!!

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Dan you need to remember that Dickey's is a franchise so the quality of the BBQ depends on the owner of the joint. Also you had Texas BBQ in Dallas. At home you will get Florida BBQ.

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Dan you need to remember that Dickey's is a franchise so the quality of the BBQ depends on the owner of the joint. Also you had Texas BBQ in Dallas. At home you will get Florida BBQ.
NC barbecue used to be my favorite and I really don't like Florida BBQ with all of the tomato sauce. Can't wait to get back to Texas... Hope I'm not disappointed locally! There is a Dickey's not far away and I'll give it a try soon.

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Dickey's is ok, but I prefer Bodacious - except for the Bodacious at I20 & 42. Henderson and Marshall seem to have the best.


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guess i'll have to check out Dickey's here in north ATL area. google shows 3 in my area. mixed reviews though.

Speaking of NC places----Lexington BBQ has been my favorite stop for over 30 years that i've travelled the SE area.

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While Dickeys is a franchise operation out of Chicago, the company prides themselves on their ribs and dictates how they are cooked in all the stores. (Anyway, that's what they claim.) So according to the CEOwner, Dickeys ribs should be like going to McDonalds and be the same pretty much anywhere you happen to be. That has been my experience. Good stuff for a chain operation. Not as good as my ribs, mind you, but pretty good stuff.


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NC is the best pork BBQ IMO.....if you guys ever pass thru Durham on I 85, hunt down Bullocks on Hillsbrough Rd.
You will be glad you stopped...BBQ & Brunswick stew, my mouth is watering now.


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You were spitting distance from Hard 8 BBQ in Coppell, what a shame that you weren't able to pop in there--makes Dickey's seem like a McRib



I like the Turkey from Dickey's, but my wife won't eat there for some reason.

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Gee, Dan...starting a BBQ thread...couldn't you have stuck to something less controversial, like oil, tires, religion, or politics?
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guess i'll have to check out Dickey's here in north ATL area. google shows 3 in my area. mixed reviews though.
Mike I'll be happy to help you check out the place.

Que BBQ is my favorite local spot, and the dry rub ribs at Sticky Fingers in Chattanooga were some of the absolute best.


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I'll take you up on that but we'll have to do it for lunch. if i go out to eat dinner without my wife, i'll be in for broken ribs and they won't be eatable.

we may be going to lake Sinclair this weekend. what are you doing Monday for lunch? should be good weather too.

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Heading out of town on business on Monday, then down to Tampa, won't be back until after Labor day. I'll sync up with you then. We're over due for a RTE around here anyway.


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safe travels. we'll be at the lake for the holiday. have 2 daughters and their 2 kids. back afterwards as well.

we'll touch then.

regards. stay erect!

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Carolina Smokehouse in Cashiers, NC gets my vote. Not too sure if I'd wait four or five hours in line for Franklin's in Austin, TX.

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BBQ is one of those things that NO ONE can tell anyone else which is "best". It is exceedingly regional, even within one state, and pretty much depends on what one learned to like over time.

I was raised on SC style, a mustard based sauce, and to this day still like it best, even though I have not lived in SC for over 50 years. NC style is pretty good, but sometimes I get some that has far too much of a vinegar taste. I like it when the vinegar is only hinted at, not the main flavor. Memphis style, dry rubbed is my next best, but that varies terribly, even in Memphis. My daughter lived there for 3 years, so we tried multiple places, a couple great, the rest so-so.

Tomato based sauce is my least favorite, anywhere. If I go somewhere that is that style, I try to order with no sauce at all. To me, tomato based sauce only ruins what might have been good meat in the beginning. Like ketchup on a good steak.

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What kind of BBQ sauce has vinegar in it for heaven sakes !! Yucch!!!!!!!



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What kind of BBQ sauce has vinegar in it for heaven sakes !! Yucch!!!!!!!


I think it is steamed in vinegar, and seems to be one of my favorites, especially with a steamed bun and coleslaw.... Damn I'm getting hungry for that NC barbecue!

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if it werent for all our rain, i might go to NC just for some ribs.

just had dinner. hungry already for ribs.

we have a Dreamland. even though they're an Alabama chain, we happen to enjoy their center cut ribs (edges are too well done). over most others. we also get them with the sauce on the side. and dip as desired.

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Roadtrip: Get over to Texas hill country for great real BBQ (no vinegar!)

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinati...BBQ/54395776/1


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D/FW area has Spring Creek BBQ which is good too. The fresh rolls are outstanding !

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I've never had BBQ I didn't like, regardless of the style.


Well, that's not entirely true, I had my smother-in-law's once. Once.

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I tried out the one not far from my home yesterday and it was not as good as the one in Texas. They appeared to be similar with a dry rub, but it was not as moist or as tasty.

No typical Florida red tomato sauce, Same meat, brisket, but did not taste nearly as good. I'll just have to try a few more to be sure...as soon as the weather cools off a little.

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BBQ is one of those things that NO ONE can tell anyone else which is "best". It is exceedingly regional, even within one state, and pretty much depends on what one learned to like over time.

I was raised on SC style, a mustard based sauce, and to this day still like it best, even though I have not lived in SC for over 50 years. NC style is pretty good, but sometimes I get some that has far too much of a vinegar taste. I like it when the vinegar is only hinted at, not the main flavor. Memphis style, dry rubbed is my next best, but that varies terribly, even in Memphis. My daughter lived there for 3 years, so we tried multiple places, a couple great, the rest so-so.

Tomato based sauce is my least favorite, anywhere. If I go somewhere that is that style, I try to order with no sauce at all. To me, tomato based sauce only ruins what might have been good meat in the beginning. Like ketchup on a good steak.

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I can't say this in public where I live for fear of getting shot, but I agree with your opinion 100%. My favorite BBQ ever was a place in Cary, NC where they had a selection of SC and NC-style sauces, and I got to try all of them. I can't abide by the tomato-based stuff either. Nor do I care for brisket, which is the staple down here. Give me some good pulled pork with a mustard or vinegar-based sauce any day.
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This past Sunday while out for a very pleasant ride, we stopped at Dickey's in Alpharetta (northern Atlanta Suburb for those non-knowing).

To generally summarize, i would have to say they're not THAT good. they weren't BAD but not great. A bit dry, but okay. the sauces were mild regular and spicy. the spicy wasn't as bad as I've had in the past. pretty good actually for a chain. their sides were nothing to write home about but they were adequate.

i asked for center cuts and they agreed. so they're usually better than the end pieces. $5 for 5 ribs and 2 sides. drink i think was 1.50.

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This past Sunday while out for a very pleasant ride, we stopped at Dickey's in Alpharetta (northern Atlanta Suburb for those non-knowing).

To generally summarize, i would have to say they're not THAT good. they weren't BAD but not great. A bit dry, but okay. the sauces were mild regular and spicy. the spicy wasn't as bad as I've had in the past. pretty good actually for a chain. their sides were nothing to write home about but they were adequate.

i asked for center cuts and they agreed. so they're usually better than the end pieces. $5 for 5 ribs and 2 sides. drink i think was 1.50.

just sayin'........
Very similar to my Florida experience. Not great and I'll keep on looking......

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I like my ribs. If you're riding through SE Washington, give me a shout and you can try them yourself.

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I was raised on SC style, a mustard based sauce, and to this day still like it best, even though I have not lived in SC for over 50 years. NC style is pretty good, but sometimes I get some that has far too much of a vinegar taste. I like it when the vinegar is only hinted at, not the main flavor. Memphis style, dry rubbed is my next best, but that varies terribly, even in Memphis. My daughter lived there for 3 years, so we tried multiple places, a couple great, the rest so-so.
When I moved to SC in 1969, I was asked by some friends what type of sauce I like on my BBQ.....Well my answer got a chuckle from them......Texas Pete.... being raised on vinegar/peppers, the only sauce I had used was Texas Pete.

Since have learned to like the mustard base, and to some extent like the ketchup based sauce as well


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