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It’s Always a Good Time for Dickey’s Barbecue Family Packs

by Bill Sweeney

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. All opinions are 100% mine.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit cutting beef brisket


When you say barbecue to a lot of people in a lot of places in America, you will get some heated, impassioned, feverish responses. I can’t get enough of that. It’s such an ingrained part of the local culture, it can really be amazing to witness and experience. I love the arguments about who makes the best brisket or why Texas barbecue is superior to North Carolina barbecue. I love my food and I love my drink. For me, going to a good barbecue joint is truly one of my life’s great pleasures, hands down. It’s a truly American cuisine and a unique culture all to our own. A place that’s been celebrating that amazing culture since 1941 is Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit delivery truck

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Talk about a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War II veteran, opened the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Dickey was a true Texan that simply loved authentic, slow-smoked barbecue. Brothers Roland and T.D. Dickey took over the business in 1967, continuing their father’s legacy of quality, hickory smoked signature meats. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit expanded throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area, with Franchising started in 1994 after loyal guests and barbecue fanatics demanded more locations.

Today there are more than 550 locations in 44 states, making it the country’s largest barbecue chain. And the food is still awesome.  The meat is tender and juicy and the sides are packed with flavor. It’s really a perfect meal for those nights when you just don’t have the time or the desire to cook. It’s easy and good!!

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Family Pack store menu

The Food

The taste of that slow cooked meat and those down home sides always calls to me. It never gets old and I never can seem to have enough. Dickey’s does it right. I’m talking about a hickory wood pit at every location with all those gorgeous meats getting the slow-smoke treatment on-site daily. Hand rubbed, quality meats, smoked low & slow the way it was intended to be. How can you beat that? You cannot.

While beef brisket (with some spicy sauce) is my #1 and pulled pork is a close #2, I really enjoy the entire menu at Dickey’s. The kids love the chicken and my wife loves the turkey and ribs. And oh that kielbasa. How can you go wrong with spicy sausages? You cannot.

As for sides, I love the fried okra and the baked potato casserole. The kids go nuts for the mac & cheese and waffle fries, while Vera loves the cornbread and cabbage slaw. It’s nice to have a long list of options. It’s easy to please everyone that way (which isn’t exactly an easy thing to achieve most days).

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit also has awesome sandwiches, tacos, and kids meals if you want to mix it up. Make sure you come hungry as your plates and sandwiches will be piled high with your choice of meats and your choice of homestyle sides.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Family Pack with kids Dickey's Barbecue Pit Family Pack eating

Family Packs

The menu is awesome, yes. It’s good to know that when it’s time to have movie night with the kids, bunco with the girls, or game night with the fellas, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has me covered, man. There’s no doubt that you will wow the crowd with some barbecue deliciousness, too. Dickey’s Meals, especially the amazing Family Pack, is the absolute best bet when you are looking to feed a bunch of hungry people.

Depending on the Pack, Dickey’s can feed from 2 to 12 people. The picnic pack is great for my family, but we tend to order the Family Pack so we have some awesome leftovers for lunch the next day. There’s just something about that brisket that really tastes awesome that second day. If you’re not quite sure what Pack you would need, here’s a quick rundown of your options:

  • Picnic Pack
    • Feeds 2-4
    • Includes: 1lb of your favorite barbecue meat, 2 medium sides, 4 buttery rolls and barbecue sauce
  • Family Pack
    • Feeds 4-6
    • Includes: Choice of 2 meats (1lb each), 3 medium sides, 6 buttery rolls and barbecue sauce
  • XL Pack
    • Feeds 6-8
    • Includes: Choice of 3 meats (1lbs each), 4 medium sides, 8 buttery rolls and barbecue sauce
  • Party Pack
    • Feeds 10-12
    • Includes: 4lbs of our famous slow-smoked barbecue brisket (2lbs) and pulled pork (2lbs), 12 buttery rolls, XL sides of barbecue beans, coleslaw and potato salad

There are some options here, some very good options.  It really depends on how large your party is and how much food you are looking to devour. Don’t be shy, now, we are talking about barbecue here.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Family Pack food close

Get In My Belly

While it’s nice to have options, all of this thinking about barbecue really just makes me want to have barbecue. The question now seems to be…how does said barbecue make an appearance at my house? Make it easy like I do and dabble in a little of that online ordering magic. When you Order Dickey’s Online, it’s really fast and easy, and it’s always ready for pickup. I love using the app, too. Super easy as well.

I can’t wait, though, because Direct Delivery is coming soon!! Yes, please, bring the brisket to me.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Online Order Screen

More Value For You

The value you get at Dickey’s is really good. You get a ton of good food at a great price. The packs make it even better. While this is all well and good, there’s one more little money saver I needed to share  with you. Every Sunday at every Dickey’s Barbecue, kids eat free*. Indeed, you read that correctly my friend. One Kid’s Meal with $10 purchase per adult.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Since 1941 window sign

Find Out More

Since 1941, in the first location in Dallas, Texas, you just had to know that Dickey’s knows the art of great barbecue. It was like that back then and it’s like that now. To Find a location and to order right now, visit Dickey’s.com. 

To find out more about it (I know you’re hungry now), please check out:

*Dine-in only. 12 and under. Not valid with other offers or promotions.

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It’s Always a Good Time for Dickey’s Barbecue Family Packs was last modified: June 28th, 2018 by Bill Sweeney

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Mary Ann June 29, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Looks delicious! Brisket is my favorite! I love the idea of the party packs for bigger gatherings, too.

Audrey June 29, 2018 - 11:57 AM

We love a good barbecue meal as well. Dickey’s sounds like the go-to place for quality meats and sides.

Sarah Bailey June 29, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Hands up all I can say is YES PLEASE! I love a good BBQ and this sounds like it would be delicious, just a shame there isn’t one near here 🙁

Kim Croisant June 29, 2018 - 3:38 PM

My son and I love Dickey’s Barbeque. My husband doesn’t necessarily, so my son and I go to the restaurant without him!!! WE love the free icecream.

Jeanine June 29, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Wow! I’ve never had Dickey’s before. The family pack sounds prettt awesome though and I’m sure my whole family would love it!

Peter June 29, 2018 - 6:51 PM

I’ve had had Dickey’s before! Amazing food and some superb brisket. We could devour a party pack here

Theresa June 29, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Dickey’s sounds like THE place for a good BBQ! I don’t think there’s one near me, but we are road tripping this summer and I’ll be sure to see if we are going to be near one. If so, I think we absolutely must stop. Looks amazing!

Toni | Boulder Locavore June 30, 2018 - 2:48 AM

That looks SO good! I would love to visit and try that!

brianne June 30, 2018 - 6:32 AM

Wow this place looks so great. I need to check them out with my family!

Annemarie LeBlanc July 1, 2018 - 2:43 AM

We have never had Dickey’s before. I am sure it tastes heavenly. Just knowing it has been slow smoked is enough to convince me that it is that good. I wish we had that nearby. We’d be ordering everyday!

Becca Wilson July 1, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This barbecue looks like it would be so amazing! Especially with the 4th of July coming up it would be so perfect.

Dogvills July 1, 2018 - 11:17 PM

There are only 4 of us in the house but I think we’d be ordering a Party Pack everytime. I love that the meats are slow smoked. That is going to give it the best flavor! Oh no. Now I am craving for BBQ!

Carol Cassara July 2, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The food looks good and it’s so nice that they offer different serving sizes, perfect for small or big families. Definitely makes food prep hassle free since all you have to do is order! Perfect for summer bbqs and game day!!!

Kiwi July 2, 2018 - 8:25 PM

This is a good alternative for people who need extra help with their BBQ. Great options and hopefully people can see this as an option for around the upcoming 4th!

Kiara November 17, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Dickey’s is one of my favorite places to eat


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