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Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

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Downtown Indianapolis
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50 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3103
+1 317-916-9600
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Irvine, California
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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227 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank John_Oram_Eats
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I was here with a family event, and we ate our first meal here. We were staying across the street. It was so good, I went back the next day and had take out. I love BBQ and whatever they smoke with, it is really good.

Thank Edgetons
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196 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The service was very good here. Nice selection of craft beers too. Don't expect parking for less than 20 bucks if you can get at all.. But the BBQ hmmm just average. Sauces average.

Thank seanyy11
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good BarBQ, not the best, but tasty sauces. Tips were burnt nicely, ribs were excellent. Sides a little less impressive. Service was great. Would dine here again

Thank Jeffrey W
Navarre, Florida
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

In town, bbq always sounds good so figure give it a shot. Smoked chopped chicken sandwich was pretty good. Give props to the Mac and cheese too, not usually a big fan but was pretty good. Seem like a pretty fair price, one meat, two sides and a drink for $11

Thank Bryan L
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Tasty bbq, a lot of food for a good price. Nice lean cuts of meat. We tried chicken and brisket. Had corn bread and several sides. Everything was delicious.

1 Thank soccermom1122

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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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