1610 Ridenour Blvd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
I'll be honest, I didn't have huge expectations for Dickey's Barbecue Pit. I always hope for the best whenever I walk into a new BBQ destination, but I didn't set the bar too high for this one. I've never heard great things about Dickey's, but we still wanted to see if this Texas-based BBQ stop would hold its own here in Georgia. Dickey's got its start over seventy years ago in the Dallas area and has since spread to over 170 locations in the United States. They've had a lot of success nationwide so maybe they were doing something right. There are multiple locations in Georgia, but we decided to visit the newly opened Kennesaw location for this Georgia Barbecue Hunt stop.
I was a little turned off by the faux Texas decor when we walked in. On the other hand, I immediately noticed the pile of hickory wood and Ole Hickory smokers proudly displayed behind the counter. In my opinion, this automatically puts them ahead of such chains as Sonny's or Shane's Rib Shack. Jamie and I ordered two of the two meat combos. The first order had St. Louis style ribs (that boasted "fall of the bone!") and brisket with baked beans and coleslaw. The second order consisted of pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, mac 'n cheese, and green beans.
None of the sides really stood out here. The mac 'n cheese had high school cafeteria qualities while the beans and coleslaw were just OK. I'd recommend the green beans the most out of all the sides we tried. A decent meal here would consist of some of the ribs with a side of green beans if you're in a hurry and out of other options.
Not all BBQ in and from Texas is automatically great as evidence with Dickey's. On to the next stop...