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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Indianapolis
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50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
+1 317-916-9600
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Bring your appetite....portions are big and the food is outstanding. The "Hoss" nachos are very good. We had them with pulled pork. Definitely worth the price

Thank Kris B
Holbrook, New York
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced and a great meal. Suggest the Trio Meats. The meats are really amazing and the sides are great also.

Thank VinceCuraro
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Definitely yes! We were looking for a late casual dinner in downtown Indianapolis and came across Dick's. The had a great menu and the food was great. The ribs were "fall off the bone" and the brisket was very good. Try the "hot" bar-b-que sauce though. It has a little kick. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would... More 

Thank jamessE2127WQ
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The service and food is always excellent here. The only thing I wish they had is a changing table for infants in their restrooms, only downfall I've seen at the establishment.

Thank Troy W
Fox Lake, Illinois
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We happened upon Dick's due to it being close to our hotel and it was really cold out. We ordered take out and it was ready timely. They couldn't have been nicer when it was picked up. The corn muffins were the best I had ever had. The kids meals was more than enough and my kids loved it. The... More 

Thank ewills79
Irvine, California
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went to this barbecue place because convenient to hotel. They were out of rib tips and the ribs were fine but it was a dry rub. I prefer sauce which they had a mild and spicy on table. Baked beans were a treat as was the corn muffin. Very filling meal and the service was excellent and friendly.

Thank FamilyLester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is really good. The beef brisket was delicious, the wings were tasty,the sweet potatoes could have used a little sugar but that's my preference, and the corn muffin was delicious tasted like cake. And the service was great as well

Thank Brandy M
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a good meal there. Sat night after Thanksgiving, did not have to wait! Food was good, and they have a good variety of serving sizes, so there is something for every appetite. We had ordered a large salad to share before our main meal. The meal came out before the salad, but they took it off the bill and... More 

1 Thank Rebecca L
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I stayed in Indy for 3 days and went here my last night in town, I loved it and was sad that I would not be able to eat there again! It is conveniently located next to the Hilton Garden Inn and the BBQ was delicious! The sugar pie was heavenly. You must eat here it was great and the... More 

1 Thank Kristian N
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Picked at random at the point of exhaustion on a city walk, Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q was a good choice. You choose at the counter from an extensive menu including platters and they bring it to your table - pretty fast. We had four different dishes with various sides. The food is quite mundane but is fresh and of good quality.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-916-9600
Traditional Texas Style Bar-B-Q conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Seating for up to 100ppl. Small side room can be reserved for up to 20ppl. Quick Service for lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. Full Service 3pm-close and all weekend lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating available. TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. All meats are smoked on-site as you can smell when you walk into the restaurant.

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