Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
When Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in 1941, he served only two meats: beef brisket and pit ham. His sons eventually took over the reins of the restaurant and expanded its selection in 1967, and since then, the menu has hardly changed, except that it needs a pair of bifocals to read itself. The cooks at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit slow-smoke and season their signature meats onsite, including the Texas-style chopped beef brisket, southern-style pulled pork, Virginia-style ham, and spicy cheddar sausage. Diners can devour meats by the pound, or in a sandwich served with onions, pickles, and the requisite sauce.