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Dickey's Barbecue Pit

1201 E Front St, Unit A, Traverse City, MI 49686-2928
+1 231-357-1237
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“waffle fries” (2 reviews)
“brisket” (3 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
1201 E Front St, Unit A, Traverse City, MI 49686-2928
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Quick stop place. Beef brisket was tender and juicy. Very good and tasty. Highly recommend this place

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kelly M
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I eat ribs all over the place and these were top notch, and fall off the bone. We bought a bottle of sauce and I’m glad we did. I don’t care if it is a chain restaurant, it’s just good food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BenJames19
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We had an event at Torch Lake last week, and needed to feed 110 inexpensively. We started checking out different options a year before. It was a very casual event, and we checked out Dickey's. They gave us an excellent price, followed up with us,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nancy072260
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Pretty neat place you need to check out if you haven’t been to one before. They have racks of meats and cook everything right there. Ordering can be confusing for first timers, and they only have one meat cutting station which can back the line...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank S7152ZCcraigw
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The management of this restaurant needs to hire more food preparers and/or reengineer the order and pick up process. It's way too slow. Long, slow moving lines at night. The BBQ is tasty. The long waits are annoying.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank baycityart
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Would have been a 1 Star if the staff wasn’t so nice. You expect consistent quality from a large chain restaurant. The only consistent quality here was that both meats in my take out was half fat. What little meat was there was tasty but...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank noodleboy1
Andre B, Owner at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank You for taking the time to review my business. I completely understand how receiving fat can easily become an inconvenience and create an inn happy experience. I will continue to train my pit masters on controlling the serving of the fatty part of the...More

Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

My first visit was today and I tried the daily deal. There is a different daily deal for $10.00 Monday through Saturday. On Sunday kids eat free. They have 7 different smoked meats to choose from. They have plate meals, sandwiches, tacos, drinks and desserts....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

My family of four had an enjoyable lunch here! My husband got the brisket, jalapeño beans and potato salad. His favorite was the beans, which reminded him of a spicy chili. His favorite sauce was the spicy. My youngest got the ribs, macaroni and cheese,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Ribs were good. Brisket was dry. Cooler with raw meat facing the dining room??? What the H....? Probably won’t go back.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Taginepot
Andre B, Owner at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

With any meat display case we believe its important to showcase that we are working with fresh product on a daily basis. When it comes to the quality of brisket you received, that is completely unacceptable and we will work directly with the crew to...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at this place twice while visiting for work. The 2nd time I had the pulled pork classic sandwich, topped with cole slaw and pickles. About 7-8 hours later I was puking my guts out. A little while after that I had four...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SkinnyElvis
Andre B, Owner at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your visit as being the owner I take this claim very seriously. For me to pin point any claim such as food poisoning, I advise you to contact the location to tell myself or my...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 E Front St, Unit A, Traverse City, MI 49686-2928
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-357-1237
  • E-mail
We are a Fast Casual Barbecue Texas themed restaurant. We specialize in quick Barbecue service while continuing to deliver the quality in taste with our menu items. Come in and check us out!
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