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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
+1 317-916-9600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rib tips” (14 reviews)
“corn muffins” (12 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here while in Indy and it was great. They have huge baked potatoes with meat on them that my wife loved. I got the special that night: smoked meatloaf, two sides and corn muffin and I really, really liked it....More

Thank David D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the two meat plates with plenty of toast and buns. Pulled pork ,hot links, sliced beef and 1/2 lb rib tips was all perfectly cooked and tasted lovely. The sides of bbq beans, mac and cheese really nice. We came out of the...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Had a pulled pork sandwich, it was quick and tasty. Just not something to write home about. I would come back and try a couple of other menu items... service was exceptional!

Thank jrjwk
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went here about two months ago and it was so good we wanted to come back. Today's visit exposed the inconsistency of this place. Had the trio meat plate each time with the same meats...rib tips, pulled pork and beef brisket, sides of coleslaw first...More

Thank CSLebanon
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Decent BBQ and good drinks. Prices are reasonable and the place is clean. We would recommend returning again!

Thank Banana427
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We went here because it was close to our hotel. From the second we walked in the staff were as friendly and fun as could be. The food was delicious and generous. A good value. Our son is moving to the neighborhood for grad school...More

Thank Ohiosoccermom68
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The food was phenomenal. Huge portions, great quality at a good price. The service was absolutely stellar as well. The wait staff was very friendly. Will definitely return on my next trip to Indy!

Thank JoeP14
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had the plate with two BBQ choices and two sites to go. Beef brisket was real good and tender, chicken was nicely spiced and at the edge of getting a little dry but still good. The spicy BBQ sauce is delicious. Cole slaw really good,...More

Thank travelphil82
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The staff is friendly and fast. The sides are above average, the best is the corn muffins. Both the rib tips and brisket were really good, they had a nice smoke flavor. The problem I had was the portions were kinda small on the meat...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Staying just across the street. Walked in and pleasantly surprised to find "Texas" BBQ in Indiana. The food was fresh, hot and very tasty. The staff was attentive and checked on my needs frequently.

Thank brad4226
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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