Where to get good barbecue now that the Skillman Dickey’s is done

Dickey’s at Timber Creek

The only Dickey’s Barbecue Pit left in Lake Highlands has closed its doors.

Dickey’s opened at Timber Creek shopping center at Skillman and Northwest Highway in 2014 to much fanfare but struggled to stay as busy as the legendary original restaurant at Central Expressway and Knox/Henderson opened in 1941 by Roland Dickey. A letter posted by the landlord on the LH Dickey’s door says the tenant is “locked out”, and the space is for lease.

If you need a Dickey’s fix, the Central and Forest Lane location remains open. Also delicious is Back Country Bar-B-Q on Greenville Avenue (you’ll find the secret recipe to their barbecue sauce here).

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Red, Hot and Blue, now called RHBQ, recently completed a makeover of their entire restaurant, adding a big open bar and outdoor patio with big screen TV for watching sports and movies. TV food personality Guy Fieri was spotted at One90 Smoked Meats, Northwest Highway and Ferndale/Easton, scouting locations for his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Even Whole Foods, Greenville and Park Lane, makes a pretty mean brisket. (But ask them to trim what you want from the meat in their vacuum warmer, don’t settle for what’s been sitting out in the self-serve trays.)

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And, if you really love barbecue, you can attend Meat Fight, the fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research Nov. 12. Read about it in our October issue here.

Inside Dickey’s when it first opened in 2014
Back Country Bar-B-Q
Photo by Jeff Amador
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  • Tommy Wo

    I have officially given up on Dicky’s. Their franchise locations are always pretty hit / miss, but the original store at 75 / Knox Henderson was usually reliable. But even that location now suffers from poor meat flavor (it’s so heavily spiced I can barely eat it), small portion sizes and high prices. There are too many other good BBQ joints in town to waste my money on Dickey’s.

  • Rick Radford

    Was better when down on Greenville Ave. It did not survive the move very well. Food costs more, is totally dominated by smoke, zero meat flavor character. We were 2-3 times a month in the old location. Now very rarely, we keep hoping for some improvement but it hasn’t happened.

  • Rick Radford

    Just went to the much renovated and improved RBHQ on Central. Food was very good. They have a mix and match Blue Plate Special for two that was excellent. On this visit the pulled pork and chicken, while very good, was just a touch drier than I like. sausage, brisket, and turkey were right on the numbers. The new dining room and outdoor patio are just what the area needs. Looking forward to some outdoor meals and music at this place.
    Go. Eat. Enjoy. Repeat.

  • Glum

    Uh, Baker’s Ribs across the street from Kellers on Northwest Hwy?

  • Edward Perez

    also Dickey’s on Garland Rd. south of Buckner across the street from Barbec’s and Hypnotic Donuts.

  • obamaniac

    One90 and RHB were the only places to get good BBQ before Dickey’s closed, too.