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Brethren Road Trips The travel logs of our members. Q- joints, restaurants, entertainment, reviews while we travel around the 50 states. Also, Post here for a shout out to members to meet up with while on the road.

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Old 06-17-2014, 11:11 AM   #16
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the one in Houston is bad
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:11 AM   #17
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I have to agree with BluDawg on this one, Sweet Tea was pretty good. I also liked the onion strings they have... lastly, some of the sauces were pretty good. Meat sucked, I mean, is it edible? Yes... is it good and more importantly is it reasonably priced? Absolutely not. It's really just not worth the trip.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #18
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Had it once at the one here and that was enough. The food had very little smoke flavor and was dry.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #19
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i went to one a couple times in Cortland, NY, which is about 40 minutes from me. first time it was ok and the 2nd time it sucked. i'm really bummed because there was a much better BBQ place across town from it that ended up going out of business. i've actually been really into writing reviews on yelp, so i'll share with you what i wrote on there about this location:

"this place has its pros and cons but i feel the cons outweigh the pros. i do like the decor and the sauce, and the free ice cream is a nice touch, and it seems like they do have some good specials. overall though i'd have to say this is the KFC of BBQ, but not as good. i've been here twice, once back in september and then once recently, and i wish i had remembered my september visit better before i came here the 2nd time. the first time i came i looked at the menu for a bit, as i did the 2nd time. their website says they have a 3 meat BBQ combo. well apparently this location does not. they have so many meats and i'm supposed to narrow it down to 2? the first time i went with the ribs and turkey combo and a brisket sandwich. for sides i got the jalepeno baked beans and the potato salad. the potato salad had a dill flavor to it that i was not a fan of. the beans i remember being good but they were very hot. not hot as in spicy but they were very warm and hard to eat. now that i think about it i did get a 3rd side, i got the mac n cheese. nothing special about it at all. it wasn't bad, but it was just very generic. i don't really remember how they ribs and brisket sandwich were, i think they were alright, but i remember picking up no smoke flavor on the turkey and i was kinda bummed about that.

onto the 2nd visit. i got there and forgot there was no 3 meat combo. this time i did not opt for the additional sandwich. i just got the brisket and ribs combo along with the jalapeno beans and this time i got the baked potato cassarole, which is really just mashed potatoes with some of the skins left in and topped with a little bit of cheese. they were decent though. i wasn't a big fan of the beans this time around though. as for the ribs, they were tender enough but the smoke flavor on them was really bitter, as if the flavor came from straight up charcoal instead of hickory wood. the brisket was a huge let down. as soon as i opened my to go box i saw a pile of chopped brisket and it hit me that last time i was there they asked if i wanted it sliced or chopped. this time they didn't ask. i got a pile of dark brown overdone dry beef that had no smoke flavor to it at all. i got a slice of pecan pie with the meal too. you can tell it's definitely not homemade but it was still pretty good. another thing i forgot to note earlier, it seems the people who were working there the first time around were a lot friendlier. i believe there were 2 women working. this time there was a guy working and he seemed like he did not want to be there, and probably didn't put as much care into the food. their website says "if it's not perfect, we don't serve it". the ribs were passable but that brisket was unacceptable.

overall i'd really give this place a 2.5. if yer on 81 and heading north, just keep going til you get to dinosaur bbq. if you're heading south, just keep going until you're out of PA and i'm sure you're bound to find something good."
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:24 AM   #20
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hmm, looks like i forgot to mention in my review that i too found this place to be overpriced
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:29 AM   #21
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they had put up a dickeys in fort worth down the street from Cousin's BBQ(been around since 1983)....I think the dickeys lasted less than a year...I went in a few times cuz I had various friends wanting to try it so I just went along...every time it was awful....DRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY....and just not smokey at all and its expensive....horrible place don't waste your time
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:49 AM   #22
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I grew up in Dallas in the late 70's a block away from the Dickeys, and I can tell you I had some of the best barbecue I have ever eaten in their backyard on 4th of July parties and block parties.

The original restaurant on Henderson they kept a pretty good eye on and was always okay, but does not have a real pit like the great central Texas places have. The rest of the chain I wouldn't go into having high expectations. They are on a rapid expansion push, which is probably a bad sign for quality. I don't have high expectations go into ANY chain barbecue restaurant.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:56 PM   #23
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Before I'd had good BBQ I thought Dickeys and Famous Dave's were both great. Since I've discovered what good BBQ can taste like, I find both of those places...tolerable.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:44 PM   #24
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seems wike a chain saying it has great BBQ should have great BBQ, otherwise it's a waste of time for you and them.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:49 PM   #25
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Have one about 15mins away. Not too bad but hit or miss. Also not my first choice. Try it let us know your thoughts.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #26
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The dickeys in my area is pretty much below average and I am being nice. It seems to me these franchise bbq restaurants cook with commercial electric cookers with little to no smoke flavor. In my area There is a Dickeys, a Dave's, and a whole hog bbq restaurant and non of them cook over a wood fired pit. We do have a couple of "real BBQ" places here and they are the most popular.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:34 AM   #27
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Funny thing. We talked with the guy in charge of Dickey's franchises and he stated they all used Ole Hickory pits.

However, I saw the same electric that Jim saw at a local Dickey's.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:10 PM   #28

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I've tried it probably half a dozen times in total when it was either that or McDonald's. The last few times when I've had that choice, I've chosen McDonald's.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:16 PM   #29
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We have a Dickey's Barbecue going up nearby. I'm not familiar with them. Yes, I know they are a chain but passable BBQ in southeast PA is hard to come by unless I do it myself. I'm familiar with Famous Dave's and didn't think they were too bad. Not great, just not too bad. How does Dickey's compare?
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:41 PM   #30
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Dickey's started in Dallas. I wasn't around back in the 1940's, so I don't know wheter it was as good as they claim it was.

Today, it is just another chain BBQ joint.

When I am dragged there, I get a loaded baked potato. Hard to mess that up.

Texas BBQ is centered on brisket, and Dickey's brisket is dry and tough.

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