|Photo by John. P of onemansblog.com|
As you may have heard, the Texas BBQ chain Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened two Utah County locations in the past 6 months or so. We gave the Orem location a try on a Saturday night. We arrived around 5:45 pm & were so glad we weren’t any later! There were two tables available, but no line, so we ordered and by the time we got our food, there was a line to the door! I guess everyone else came to check it out, too.
We opted for the Family Pack ($28) which included 2 choices of meat (1 lb. each), 3 sides (1 pt. each), and 6 rolls, plus all the barbecue sauce, pickles, and soft serve ice cream you can eat! We added fountain drinks in their famous yellow cups ($2 for 32 oz or $1.50 for the small size)…the cups are reusable & you can bring them back in & reuse them for a discounted drink (can’t remember the cost, though). We got the chopped brisket (at the recommendation of the staff) and the pulled pork, the fried okra, barbecue beans, and waffle fries. They let me sample the two types of beans (the other is jalapeno beans – barbecue was sweet & the jalapeno was more like chili beans). There was so much food we couldn’t fit it all on our large booth table!
My portion of the brisket was fatty, but everyone else said theirs wasn’t. My pulled pork was great. The meats had a good flavor, but not that smokiness that I love. Loved the hot rolls…it’s hard to go wrong with a roll! The sides were all good, but nothing special. We sampled the original, sweet, and spicy sauces. They were all good. The pickles were big, fat, juicy, and crisp…great freebie! And of course, though the ice cream wasn’t the creamiest soft serve, it was a great ending to the meal! We came away with almost as much food to take home as we ate!
Mr. Diner & I both like Lon’s or Rib City better for barbecue (see our review of Rib City here), but since this is closer, we’d love to get take-out here sometime…and to make it easier, they have a drive-thru (and online ordering possibly coming soon). Next time, I’d like to try some of the other sides my kids weren’t as excited about: baked potato casserole, coleslaw, or onion tanglers.