According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig-picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today’s Groupon: for $5 you get $10 worth of barbecue fare and drinks at Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Sherwood Way.
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 off its 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, which took three years, two fist-fights, and one small kitchen fire to develop ($5). Otherwise, go with the Quarter plate, a 1/4-pound of your favorite meat served with pickles, onions, a roll, and two other homestyle sides ($7 total, sides $1.75 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 ($4.50).
The original Dickey’s debuted 70 years ago, coincidentally on the last year Texas was dubbed America's Cleanest-Fingered State. Since this early success, Dickey's has expanded to more than 120 locations in 36 states, working hard to fulfill its goal of serving the tastiest barbecue around.
4520 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, Texas 76901