Since 1941, the Dickey family has been churning out Texas-style barbecue and tasty family-style sandwiches, sides, salads, and baked taters. Dickey’s lets customers choose from off their menu of USDA-prime meats—all cooked slowly to smoky perfection over a hot hickory-fire pit every night—including Southern pulled pork, tender turkey breast, and Virginia-style ham. Start by slamming a quick cow workout with some sliced beef brisket on the big barbecue sandwich, served with pickles, onions, and Dickey's famous sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce ($4.50), which took three years, two fist-fights, and one small kitchen fire to develop. Otherwise, go with the quarter plate, a quarter pound of your favorite meat served with pickles, onions, a roll, corn on the cob and one other homestyle side ($7), which are $1.50 each when purchased separately. Choose from options such as fried okra, green beans with bacon, or mac 'n' cheese. Diners with more than one mouth to feed can play hot potato with a giant stuffed baker ($4) before stuffing their head's two other mouths with the picnic pack ($20), which includes a pound of meat, two pint-sized sides, four rolls, and barbecue sauce.
Family-owned and '50s-inspired, Nikki's Swirl Shoppe specializes in self-serve frozen yogurt, custom milkshakes, and customized sundaes. Salted caramel, creamy cheesecake, chilled cubes of fresh pineapple, and whole blueberries and rasberries decorate frozen yogurt, whose flavors include strawberry, chocolate mint, hazelnut, pistachio, and pound cake. Like the color of trees and the fashion of chameleons, these flavors change with the seasons, with eggnog and pumpkin making appearances in the colder months. In addition to sating singular sweet teeth, Nikki's Swirl Shoppe hosts parties for all occasions.
Chicken is the main draw at El Buen Pollo. The kitchen staff serves their birds whole, half, or, like incriminating documents, shredded up and rolled in enchiladas. To prevent diners from getting all chickened out, they also prepare meals that comprise other proteins, such as beef ribs and carne asada.
For the last 30 years, the hibachis at Shogun Steakhouse have lightly browned the edges of fresh seafood, steak, and veggies. That's because Shogun specializes in the teppanyaki style of cooking, in which chefs whip up full grilled dinners right in front of diners. In addition to hibachi meals and fresh sushi, the chefs prepare international treats, including Chinese noodle dishes and New York?style cheesecake.
At Brianna's Pizza, it's possible to eat pizza for every meal without growing bored of the same flavors. That's because the restaurant's cooks bake a wide variety of pies, from breakfast pizzas to dessert pizzas. They also pile traditional deep-dish pizzas with savory toppings such as buffalo chicken or shrimp. Try your meal paired with housemade cheese bread or saucy chicken wings.