Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Troy CLOSED – Zoup couldn’t survive the precarious location, neither could chain BBQ restaurant Dickey’s BBQ Pit. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Troy Review – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a classic-style bbq restaurant that opened in the plaza near Big Beaver and Rochester roads in Troy. Dickey’s took the old Zoup spot.
ORIGINAL REVIEW FROM 2011.
My husband is a huge bbq fan. I’m an occasional bbq lover, which makes me a bit pickier and you’ll probably notice that in my review.
We stopped at Dickey’s for lunch one day because my husband really wanted to try it out. When we first walked in, the atmosphere at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was very casual and somewhat rustic. If I were to compare Dickey’s to Famous Daves, Famous Daves is more of an upbeat, commercialized establishment. Dickey’s is more of a true southern, casual, bare bones, nothing-fancy-about-it restaurant. Dickey’s reminds me of the “dive” bbq joints you see on the food network channel, red checkered table cloths and all.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit menu has plenty of selections. You can order a 1-meat or 2-meat plate, a rib plate or even a sandwich. Dickey’s has several meats to choose from. And there are homestyle sides to complement your meal.
Once you make your choice, you order and the cook cuts and serves the meat right in front of you. My husband ordered the brisket and although he was ok with it, I thought it was odd that they took the wonderfully sliced and juicy cuts of brisket and chopped them to bits and even crushed it with their hands. They turned the brisket into almost a mash. I know some BBQ places do this but I personally prefer the strips/cuts of brisket. If I had ordered it, I would have preferred it as the carved pieces that appeared more juicy. For his second meat, he ordered the cheddar sausage. This was a good option and something I would consider a signature menu item. Ya gotta try the spicy cheddar sausage! Each side order is wrapped individually and made to order, which is much better than getting fries that were sitting under a heating lamp.
I ordered the chicken breast sandwich. I was told they smoke the meats there, including the chicken. So, I was expecting a juicy chicken sandwich full of flavor. Unfortunately, the chicken was dry and I didn’t taste any smoke flavor. Plus, it was a tad small for the price. Dickey’s is kind of pricey, but there are no servers so you save on the tips I suppose.
Dickey’s offers three bbq sauces to choose from (original, sweet and hot & spicy). It would be a nice option to have them at the table (like at Famous Daves), but you’ll need to go to the condiment and drink station to fill up the sauce cups. I thought Dickey’s sauces were tasty, which was good because they added some flavor to the food.
I know I’m making a lot of comparisons to Famous Dave’s with this review. If you’re familiar with Famous Dave’s, I think Dickey’s Barbecue pit is a smaller budget version of Famous Dave’s in terms of selection, decor, and comfortable seating. Neither blow me away but both do pretty well when you’re craving BBQ. Prices are pretty similar but I’d probably give the portions edge to Famous Dave’s. I think Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a great place to stop for lunch with a friend but I’d rather take the whole family to Famous Dave’s. I appreciate the fewer frills approach to Dickey’s but sometimes that doesn’t work as well with kids or a larger group.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Troy offers Kids Eat Free on Sundays. Dickey’s also has a frequent diners club punch card.
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Troy
3672 Rochester Road
Troy, Michigan 48083