The Setting: A free standing pale brick building that is significantly more attractive than your standard fast food restaurant.
The Staff: Friendly and efficient
The Food: The BBQ is suprisingly good for a fast food style restaurant. Slightly smoky and tender, we found the ribs, brisket and chicken to be the most reliable. The chopped pork was a bit dry. The ribs, brisket and chicken were consistently good on three visits. The barbecue sauce is a simple tomato-based sauce with a bit of vinegar tang. It won’t be topping any of my “favorites” lists.
The sides remind you that this is a chain. The word predictable springs to mind. But, the baked potato casserole (mashed potatoes dotted with bits of bacon dished up ice cream scoop fashion and topped with orange cheddar) had a pleasant comfort food feel to them. (Ok, high school cafeteria comfort food…but still)
There is a definite similarity to Shane’s. And, I’d definitely give the nod to Shane’s in a contest. But, if you’re hungry in the burbs, Dickey’s beats the hell out of the other fast food restaurants in the area.
Free self-serve vanilla ice cream on waffle cones adds a bit of charm and fun for the kids. Especially now, full summer heat is dominating our days.
The location (15 minutes outside of 285 on 78) is a bit limiting, useful to those in the 78/Scenic Highway area only. But, this new chain plans to open a number of restaurants in the burbs surrounding Atlanta.
Star of the Day: Self-serve vanilla ice cream on a waffle cone, I guess I’m just a kid at heart.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
2624 Cindy Lane
Snellville, GA 30078
770 982 1977