My family and I first tried Dickey’s BBQ during one of our visits to Dallas, Texas. Our visit at the Dickey’s in Texas was very memorable. The BBQ was incredible. When we heard that there was going to be a Dickey’s location in Lafayette, we were looking forward to seeing if the restaurant would stand up against the Texas location.
Dickey’s is known for their hickory, slow-smoked meats. All meats are slow smoked on site with menu items including beef brisket, pulled porks, St. Louis style Ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar cheese sausage, smoked turkey (select locations), and marinated chicken.
When we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted by a friendly lady. She was very welcoming and inviting. She gave us the spill about the restaurant in under 1 minute as well as the special of the day. The greeter was knowledgeable and informative. A very warm environment.
My husband and I approached the counter and placed our order. I ordered the Brisket Plate and my husband ordered the Rib plate.
Above is the Brisket plate. The Brisket plate includes a 1/2 lb of Brisket, 2 sides and a roll. I chose the Macaroni and old fashioned Green beans with bacon as my sides.
The Brisket was cold and dry. The meat had been overcooked. I was so surprised that the meat wasn’t hot. What a disappointment.
As you can see, also pictured was 3 containers of BBQ sauce. The options were Mild, Medium and Spicy.
The BBQ sauces were all very good. The spicy was my favorite but boy did that heat hit me hard initially. Delicious sauces.
The sides were superb. Served pipping hot and tasty. The macaroni was creamy and cheesy and the green beans with bacon was packed with flavor and seasoned well. The sides I ordered were on point in every way.
I wanted to try the creamy asiago spinach but they were out of that particular side.
Above is the BBQ Rib plate which was the special for that today. The plate included 5 Ribs, 2 sides and a roll. My husband ordered the fried okra and potato salad. The fried okra was fried golden brown. So good. Some of the best fried okra we have had in a long time. The okra was made to order. The potato salad was OK, a mustard based salad.
The roll was buttery and soft. A delicious roll indeed.
Some of the other options available to order are the Salads or Giant Bakers. There are 3 salad options. The Giant Bakers are the giant baked potatoes which are loaded with meat and toppings. I would definitely go back to try the baked potatoes.
I love that there are other options to choose from. One suggestion would be to offer a vegetable plate. Maybe with 5 choices for those who may not want the meat. There is also a kids menu and kids eat free on Sunday.
For dessert, you can enjoy the free vanilla soft serve ice cream. I chose the homemade Pecan Pie. The pie was delicious. Just like grandma’s pecan pie. SO good! The only complaint was the packaging of the pecan pie could have been better, but the taste was there.
We had a few complaints about our time there. The service time down the line was supposed to be under 2 minutes from ordering. The line took longer than 2 minutes, the guy couldn’t get my order straight.
The sides were the stars of the show during our meals. The sides should never outshine the meat. I am not sure how the meat was stored after being removed from the smoker but this should be reassessed.
Overall our time at Dickey’s was OK. I was a little disappointed in the food. The greeter was awesome! She did a phenomenal job greeting and making sure everyone felt welcome.
The line service could use some help. The time should be under 2 minutes from the moment you place your order to the moment you pay. Adding an additional register may be a good start. As well as adding another meat cutter to help serve the meat and prepare the plates.
The Dickey’s here in Lafayette was not as good as the Dickey’s we had in Texas. But there is an opportunity to be a good restaurant here in Lafayette, but consistency is key!
Dickey’s is located at 111 Old Camp Rd, Lafayette, LA. The Hours of operation are from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.