Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Gretna, LA Report #259


Yes, I know this is a chain.  Yes, I know the food snobs will say I’m an idiot for eating at a chain.  And yes, I could care less.  If the food is good, I’m there!

I never tried this place before.  We were in the mood for BBQ.  I live on the Westbank of New Orleans, and to get to one of my favorite places, Central City BBQ, I would have had to fight rush hour traffic across the bridge over the Mississippi River. I wasn’t in the mood for that, so I figured I’d give this place a try.

The place looks small from the outside, but they have a nice sized dining room.  They have three heated vats of their original, spicy and sweet BBQ sauce, for you to help yourself.  I’ll get a little ahead of myself here and say they all were delicious.  And you can help yourself to a soft serve ice cream cone!  Only other place outside of buffets I’ve seen that is at New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood, and I love it!   For some reason free things always seem to taste better!

My family wanted to eat at home so, they sent me out to pick the food up.  I pulled this place up online so we could see the menu.  On their website, they say their BBQ is, “Legit Texas Barbeque Pit-Smoked On-Site Daily”.  From these other things on their website it seems they take pride in their meats!

The menu:

For meats we decided on ribs, chicken and pulled pork.  For sides we got potato salad, BBQ beans, jalapeño beans, cabbage slaw and baked potato casserole, and pecan pie for dessert.

The food:

The ribs were excellent!  I believe their claim about being pit-smoked.  Very tender and delicious with a nice bark on them.

I always get dark meat chicken because white meat can be dry, but they only serve chicken breast.  It was pretty good.  Not extremely juicy but not dry.

Loved the pulled pork.  Very tender with a nice smoky flavor.

The only side I didn’t care for was the jalapeño beans.  They had a nice spice to them, but that was about it.  Pretty plain.

Finally the pecan pie was very good.

I like this place!  I’ll be back.

91 Westbank Expy Ste 114, Gretna, LA  70053  Ph: 504-518-6822

Blaine 12-30-2019

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