Bellevue >Dixie's Bbq
11522 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA | Directions 9800447.633581 -122.186774
Come for the sho', stay 4 the food. Dixie's is fun, but you have to follow the rules! 1) b4 11:15 a.m. or after 1:15 p.m. weekdays give you a short wait. Anything else is 30 minutes +! 2)ORDER THE PORK OR BEEF BRISKET Sandwich! The ribs (or anything else)? Dude! Go elsewhere! 3) Try "just a touch" of "the Man" .. just because it's part of the show! 4) Don't Sass. 5) KNOW WHAT YOU WANT (Pork Sandwich) and DON'T LEAN ON THE COUNTER! 6) IF you want some of "the Man", STIR IT INTO YOUR SANDWICH!! 7) Get water, peanuts, Root Beer & Napkins BEFORE you eat "the Man"! 8) I love the Pork Q sandwich here... it's sloppy, lots of sauce... I like it! 9) HAVE FUN! Geeze, it's Q! 10) Side? LEMON CAKE! Especially good after "meeting the Man". PS: Gene (the owner) is NOT "the Man".
Not many reasons to go here.... I think it's worth going to Dixie's at least one time for the entertainment value. That being said, the lines are long, the service is slow and very rude, and the food is sub-par. The only thing I like about this place is the Mt. Angel microbrewed rootbeer.
Yum. This is not only great BBQ but is a fantastic experience. Yeah, the building is kinda rickity, the wait long and the employees loud, but this is as close as it gets to the deep South in the Seattle area. The meat is slow cooked and expremely tender and the sauce is tasty. If you are crazy there is a super hot sauce called the man, which I think is actually more of a gimick than something that you would eat on your food, but it all adds to the experience. On top of that two of us ate very well for less than $17. What a bargain.
BBQ = Meat. Q is meat, not sauce. All the attention paid to "The Man" puts the meat out of its rightful place at the center of the meal. The meat just wasn't that good. It's fine for Whitey from the East Side, but it just isn't good BBQ for a discerning palate. Try Willie's on Beacon Hill.
Dixies is OK.
If you go to Dixies for lunch, go early. Like 11 AM. Otherwise you get to wait in line for a very long time. Of course you get to watch the owner deliver "The Man" to people's plates and see the supprise and pain on their face.
I've had ribs there, that's it. They were good, tender, pink inside, juicy, all the things the ribs should be. But I would put them just above average. The sauce is unremarkable (not the man, the regular bbq sauce). The service is typical of a bbq place.
The owner is funny, the bbq ok. The BBQ is just ok, but the owner walking around yelling with a pot of (way, way too hot hot sauce) is the reason for going.
Stick with the sandwiches. The food here is tempermental. The brisket and pork sandwiches are good. But that's it. Do not go for the chicken nor the ribs. Also, whats up with the attitude by the staff.
HORRIBLY OVERATED BY MICROSOFTIES.
This is the most disgusting BBQ I've had in my life. I have no clue why the droves of MS blue badges continue to sing its praise.
The meat quality is poor, the sauces are not flavorful and the help is rude.
Heck I've given this place more than one chance as well, it has continued to dissapoint.
The hype behingd this place is amazing and warrants study by a sociologist. Man if advertizers could generat such hype over such a crappy product they'd make a mint.
Ah, now I understand the clientele.
And the man, why not spray peppr spray in your mouth if that's what you're after.
The atmosphere is great, the food bad. I've never understood the fascination people have with Dixies. The food is generally greasy and completely unpalatable, the sauces bland other than The Man, and The Man is nothing but fire without the flavor. Even when you mix them, you're still stuck with a rather unpleasant taste. Also, Dixie doesn't smoke his meat nearly enough, so you end up without the depth fo flavor you should get with really great BBQ. The atmosphere, with Dixie cajoling people into trying The Man and the cashier acting like the BBQ Nazi, does make it kind of fun, even if the food is regretable.
Atmosphere, not food.
I'm from the south and have my own smoker for briskette and ribs. Dixie's doesn't smoke their meats over wood but rather over "pellets". It definitely doesn't taste like the real thing. And the BBQ sauce is bland and needs spicing up, but the MAN sauce overdoes it. Great atmostphere, but the slice is nowhere in the range of Pecos Pit or the Frontier Room (toured the kitchen there - 14 hour smoke over cedar, very good).
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