Dickeya s Barbecue Pit in Vacaville Set to Open Friday

Sep 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Business Wire

The party continues on Saturday with $2 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches from noon to 2:00 p.m. Three winners will be chosen for free barbecue for a year and there will be a drawing for a $500 gift card good at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

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A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#1 Sep 23, 2013
Blah! Ok technically it may be BBQ, but... Dickey's is just another Fast-Food Chain attempt at BBQ. Small portions for the price and not the best of quality. Sadly, they are taking over the BBQ business and local real Q-joints; far and wide, will suffer.

Yes, Capitalism at its finest, but never acceptable when it comes to BBQ.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#2 Sep 23, 2013
A Thought wrote:
Blah! Ok technically it may be BBQ, but... Dickey's is just another Fast-Food Chain attempt at BBQ. Small portions for the price and not the best of quality. Sadly, they are taking over the BBQ business and local real Q-joints; far and wide, will suffer.
Yes, Capitalism at its finest, but never acceptable when it comes to BBQ.
I wasn't aware that there were any local real Q-joints in Vacaville. This is a local franchisee so it is still owned locally even though he probably does have to take some direction from the home office. If a local mom and pop wanted to compete they should have no problem. All they have to do is offer better food, better service at a comparable price. They would have the advantage because they wouldn't have to pay franchise fees.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#3 Sep 23, 2013
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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I wasn't aware that there were any local real Q-joints in Vacaville. This is a local franchisee so it is still owned locally even though he probably does have to take some direction from the home office. If a local mom and pop wanted to compete they should have no problem. All they have to do is offer better food, better service at a comparable price. They would have the advantage because they wouldn't have to pay franchise fees.
Vacaville suffers in the realm of BBQ. They have come and go; magnificent BBQ is so-so, but you can't stick to Vacaville when considering BBQ; just like we have no good steakhouses. Dickey's is a franchise, as are McDonald's.
The local Dickey's has to use same guidelines and resources as all.

I'm just picky about my Q... Even I have to draw a line sometimes.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#4 Sep 23, 2013
I've never had it so I will gladly give it a chance
Tea Party Patriot

San Jose, CA

#5 Sep 23, 2013
Question - Will Dickey's still be able to smoke their meats when there's a "Spare the Air Day" declared by the Air Resources Board?

Here's their Website: http://www.dickeys.com/

Papa John's Pizza just closed stores in Vacaville & Fairfield. 5 gets you 10 that Dickey's doesn't last beyond next Memorial Day. Neither will Pizza Pucks and many other eateries after the official beginning of Obama Care.
Adam Lambert

Benicia, CA

#6 Sep 23, 2013
A Thought wrote:
Blah! Ok technically it may be BBQ, but... Dickey's is just another Fast-Food Chain attempt at BBQ. Small portions for the price and not the best of quality. Sadly, they are taking over the BBQ business and local real Q-joints; far and wide, will suffer.
Yes, Capitalism at its finest, but never acceptable when it comes to BBQ.
In what cities have you eaten at one of these franchises?

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#7 Sep 25, 2013
A Thought wrote:
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Vacaville suffers in the realm of BBQ. They have come and go; magnificent BBQ is so-so, but you can't stick to Vacaville when considering BBQ; just like we have no good steakhouses. Dickey's is a franchise, as are McDonald's.
The local Dickey's has to use same guidelines and resources as all.
I'm just picky about my Q... Even I have to draw a line sometimes.
The last real BBQ joint I got food from was in rohnert park years ago and I went by there a couple of months ago and they are shut down. Even the Q joint in esparto closed down. There is a place a block away from the auction yard in Petaluma that used to do real BBQ but I don't know if they still do because when I'm over there I'm too busy at the auction to wander around town.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#8 Sep 25, 2013
Tea Party Patriot wrote:
Question - Will Dickey's still be able to smoke their meats when there's a "Spare the Air Day" declared by the Air Resources Board?
Here's their Website: http://www.dickeys.com/
Papa John's Pizza just closed stores in Vacaville & Fairfield. 5 gets you 10 that Dickey's doesn't last beyond next Memorial Day. Neither will Pizza Pucks and many other eateries after the official beginning of Obama Care.
They will. They are mandated to have so many filters that they get exemptions. When you go to some Q Joints and there is little smell; its the filters. Kinda takes the fun out of going. If you can't smell it 2 blocks away, where is the fun in that....
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#9 Sep 25, 2013
Adam Lambert wrote:
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In what cities have you eaten at one of these franchises?
Tried in Houston TX and recently in Concord CA (it may actually be in Walnut Creek). Just not a fan.

My favorite Joints (other than my own Q-ing): LC's BBQ Kansas City MO, Rolling Bones BBQ Atlanta GA, SaltLick BBQ Driftwood TX, and JR's BBQ Sacramento CA.

The quest for great BBQ should never end....

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#10 Sep 25, 2013
A Thought wrote:
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They will. They are mandated to have so many filters that they get exemptions. When you go to some Q Joints and there is little smell; its the filters. Kinda takes the fun out of going. If you can't smell it 2 blocks away, where is the fun in that....
That could be what happened to the places that I mentioned. They both had real wood fired pits outdoors with only the breeze as a ventilation system. I'll have to check on the place in Petaluma to see if they still burn wood, but from what you mentioned, probably not.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#11 Sep 25, 2013
A Thought wrote:
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Tried in Houston TX and recently in Concord CA (it may actually be in Walnut Creek). Just not a fan.
My favorite Joints (other than my own Q-ing): LC's BBQ Kansas City MO, Rolling Bones BBQ Atlanta GA, SaltLick BBQ Driftwood TX, and JR's BBQ Sacramento CA.
The quest for great BBQ should never end....
You should have been out at my place last weekend, we went through almost a third of a cord of fruit wood between the fire pit and the BBQ's. We did cook up a few chickens and sme pork ribs but otherwise we were more grilling than BBQ ing since bone in rib steaks were the main food of choice.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#12 Sep 25, 2013
Have you guys tried Lucile's? I hear it's very good, but expensive?
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#13 Sep 26, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
Have you guys tried Lucile's? I hear it's very good, but expensive?
There's one at the sun valley mall in concord and one off I-80 as you head toward reno. Never been, but did look at the menu on line. You're right.... Expensive. I will try some day with the same reservations I have for Dickey's...
Willie

Vacaville, CA

#14 Sep 26, 2013
Daves famous BBQ is simply the best, too bad they are not coming to Vacaville. There are only two around, one in reno and one in San Jose. They are mostly southwest locales
Arch

Laguna Niguel, CA

#15 Sep 28, 2013
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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You should have been out at my place last weekend, we went through almost a third of a cord of fruit wood between the fire pit and the BBQ's. We did cook up a few chickens and sme pork ribs but otherwise we were more grilling than BBQ ing since bone in rib steaks were the main food of choice.
Sure Bob! what ever you say. LOL

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#16 Sep 28, 2013
I just drove my and the line was all the way to the parking lot.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#17 Sep 29, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
I just drove my and the line was all the way to the parking lot.
Should be an even worse line today. They advertise Kids eat free on Sunday.
BBQ Sux

San Leandro, CA

#18 Sep 29, 2013
Interesting infestation of housefly maggots in the pulled pork!
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#19 Sep 29, 2013
Below is the first review posted on "YELP", but sadly enough, the place will succeed.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dickeys-barbecue-pit-...

Manuel L.
North Oakland, Oakland, CA

1.0 star rating
9/28/2013 First to Review
It's like the Mc Donald's of Ribs. Long wait, Expensive food and the Ribs are not good. I paid $28.00 for a rib plate and half a rack of ribs. The ribs weren't fresh and they were burnt. If your going to spend this kind of coin, I suggest you go to Cattleman's or Kinders

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#20 Sep 30, 2013
A Thought wrote:
Below is the first review posted on "YELP", but sadly enough, the place will succeed.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/dickeys-barbecue-pit-...
Manuel L.
North Oakland, Oakland, CA
1.0 star rating
9/28/2013 First to Review
It's like the Mc Donald's of Ribs. Long wait, Expensive food and the Ribs are not good. I paid $28.00 for a rib plate and half a rack of ribs. The ribs weren't fresh and they were burnt. If your going to spend this kind of coin, I suggest you go to Cattleman's or Kinders
I think Manuel from Oakland is just a chronic whiner.$28 for two meals sounds pretty reasonable to me and he won't get two complete meals at cattle mans for that price.

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