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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

) #89 of 1,897 Restaurants in Indianapolis €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
+1 317-916-9600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rib tips” (11 reviews)
“corn muffins” (10 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Indy 500 week can be very busy and we can't do fine dining or pizza everynight..right. Ribs..Rib Tips...Corn Bread..Cole Slaw..Beans and other items can be had here. Checkered table cloths..worn floors..tables..old type southern BBQ..kid friendly. Can you ask for anything more ? Food is good...More

Thank WilliamCHiggins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we were staying across the street, this was a convenient and welcome option on a rainy evening. The facility is casual, clean and well maintained. Our server, Shannon, was friendly and intermittently attentive. We had the 1/2 lb meat plate and the evening special...More

Thank RICART75
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Living in the south, I am a BBQ snob. But seriously, the BBQ plate I had here was very good except for some so so sweet potatoes. The meat was tasty and the spicy beans that were my other side were really good. Decent sweet...More

1  Thank abcjjl
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank jamessE2127WQ
Reviewed 7 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
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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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