A Pulled Pork Sandwich with Dreadful Sides at DICKEY’S BBQ, Dallas, Texas | Burgers and Bourbon with BJ Coleman

A Pulled Pork Sandwich with Dreadful Sides at DICKEY’S BBQ, Dallas, Texas





Dickey's Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich meal

Started in 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was founded by Travis Dickey in Dallas, Texas.  By the 1960′s, Dickey’s was a northern Texas staple, with locations throughout Dallas and Forth Worth, and at the turn of the 21st century, Dickey’s became a franchise, run by Travis’ grandson and can be found in various locations throughout the country!  Like all other barbecue chains, Dickey’s promises to serve up the best in smoked meats, staple summer sides, and succulent sauces.  I had seen Dickey’s before in the Dallas / Fort Worth Airport’s Terminal C, and didn’t get to try them until this past weekend during a layover on my way back to NYC.

A pulled pork Sandwich with cole slaw

While the pork was smokey, tender, warm and flavorful, the barbecue sauce lacked a certain zest I expected, considering Dickey’s is a Texas staple.  After drizzling the sauce on top of the meat, I topped my sandwich with cole slaw to give it a nice mix of temperature and texture, and pressed the top of the soft bun down just to allow a little sauce to ooze from the sides!  The sandwich was delicious!

However, had I known better, I would of topped the sandwich with the rest of the slaw and added the baked beans.  Instead, I ate the remainders separately and totally kicked myself for wasting the calories on the tasteless and bland cabbage and beans!  I gave them second and third tries, but to no avail.  I refused to salt and pepper them, although that would have helped.  If Dickey’s really wanted to impress me, they would seasoned up their side dishes and made them just as savory as any meat dish.  What I did get was a $8.93 tummy ache and disgust from the stale and stagnant barbecue basics.  Shoot, I had better side dishes at Boston Market!

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

While there are other barbecue spots throughout the other terminals at the Dallas / Fort Worth airport, I decided to stay in Terminal C and give Dickey’s a try.  Bad move!  The other fast food spots, chain restaurants and healthier options would have pleased me more… But perhaps this was just a bad experience because I was indeed at an airport.  I’d be happy to give Dickey’s another try at one of their more mainstream locales.  In the meantime, I’ll continue to rely on Auntie Anne’s pretzels for those layover treats.

BJC.

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4 comments to “A Pulled Pork Sandwich with Dreadful Sides at DICKEY’S BBQ, Dallas, Texas”

  • Carletta Conley, August 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    As a native Texan born and raised in the DFW area, I could have warned you about them. I have never been a big fan of their food. However, if you were to venture over to Terminal D...you would enjoyed a wonderful meal from Papadeaux or Papasitos!!! Remember that for next time...
  • bjcoleman, August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Carletta! Thanks for your comment! You rock! Next time, i'm totally going through Terminal D! I saw some other spots in there I'd like to try as well... Including another BBQ spot!
  • Wendy, August 22, 2012 at 9:10 am
    I guess no Dickey's for me! I really look forward to your food post, especially when you travel. I'm addicted to BBQ, so thanks for the warning :-)
  • Magdalena, August 23, 2012 at 9:00 am
    How clever! I would have never thought to put the coleslaw on top of the sandwich!! This looks delish!