Back Forty Smokehouse is all about celebrating what's best about Texas. The aromas of smoked brisket, pork ribs, and country ham waft throughout the casual space, where locals gather to catch up over authentic barbecue and ice-cold beers. As guests dine, they can also watch football on one of seven flat-screen TVs or tap their boots along to some of the Lone Star state's best live music acts.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit may have expanded into hundreds of franchises throughout the country since first opening in Dallas in 1941, but each restaurant's dedication to creating the best Texas-style smoked meats remains the same as the original's. Every new franchise goes through a training process called Barbecue U, where owners learn the ins and outs of food preparation and customer service as founder Travis Dickey practiced more than 70 years ago. And considering two of Travis's primary tenets were authenticity and barbecue sauce, it's not surprising that both of those things rank high on Barbecue U's curriculum.
Yet despite all these other points of focus, pit-smoked meats—from beef brisket to fall-off-the-bone pork ribs—are still the core of what makes Dickey's great. Because these tried-and-true staples never fail to keep customers coming back for more, Dickey's changes very little about its menu. In fact, the first major change in 50 years happened just recently: a spicy cheddar sausage intended to be a limited-time offering was so popular that it was inducted onto the menu permanently. Aside from that, Roland Dickey, Jr. (Travis's grandson) stays true to his family's original vision, aiming for a friendly, down-home ambiance where guests can help themselves to free extras such as buttered rolls, soft-serve ice cream, and breathable oxygen.
Meat-eaters in Roanoke will fall in love with Dickey's Barbecue Pit — this barbecue joint is a tasty destination for Roanoke residents.
Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Dickey's Barbecue Pit, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit prides itself in its delicious catering.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Dickey's Barbecue Pit.