Dixie's BBQ

★★★☆☆
  • 11522 Northup Way

    Bellevue, WA 98004

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  • 425-828-2460

About Dixie's BBQ

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 04:30 PM Friday From 11:00 AM To 05:30 PM Saturday From 11:00 AM To 04:30 PM

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Man do they pile it on. If you like it hot and you like big portions.\r
This is the place. This is the real stuff. I met the man and I liked it.

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★★★★★

Man do they pile it on. If you like it hot and you like big portions.\r
This is the place. This is the real stuff. I met the man and I liked it.

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Who needs frills when the food is so down home awesome? If Dixie's only intention is to serve good BBQ and fixings, then mission accomplished! I stopped in to Dixie's last week for the first time and ordered a brisket and link sandwich with a side of potato salad. I also had a cold creamy root beer from the ice chest. What a treat!!! As a native New Englander and former resident of the south, I can honestly say I've tried just about every kind of BBQ sauce out there and conjured up a few recipes of my own but it all pales to Dixie's BBQ.

The sauce was the perfect balance of sweet to heat and the consistency was on the money...not too thin and not too syrupy thick. The homemade potato salad was amazing: perfectly cooked potato's, mixed with onion, some pepper and of course the REAL mayo, not the SALAD dressing. I could live on that alone!

Skip the "vending machine" soft drinks and go for the root beer that was recommended to me by the woman at the register. She knows good food and recognizes the true "foodies" standing in her line waiting to chow down of the offerings available.

Only wish I wasn't so full, missing the lemon cake and baked beans that day.

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★★★★★

Who needs frills when the food is so down home awesome? If Dixie's only intention is to serve good BBQ and fixings, then mission accomplished! I stopped in to Dixie's last week for the first time and ordered a brisket and link sandwich with a side of potato salad. I also had a cold creamy root beer from the ice chest. What a treat!!! As a native New Englander and former resident of the south, I can honestly say I've tried just about every kind of BBQ sauce out there and conjured up a few recipes of my own but it all pales to Dixie's BBQ.

The sauce was the perfect balance of sweet to heat and the consistency was on the money...not too thin and not too syrupy thick. The homemade potato salad was amazing: perfectly cooked potato's, mixed with onion, some pepper and of course the REAL mayo, not the SALAD dressing. I could live on that alone!

Skip the "vending machine" soft drinks and go for the root beer that was recommended to me by the woman at the register. She knows good food and recognizes the true "foodies" standing in her line waiting to chow down of the offerings available.

Only wish I wasn't so full, missing the lemon cake and baked beans that day.

Pros: Authentic no frills BBQ that will knock your socks off!

Cons: Reading the reviews from frill seeking sissy's.

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I have never written a review before... However, Dixie's totally freaked me out. I read all kinds of praise for this place and now I know you're all out of your minds. In short, Dixie's can best be explained as follows.

1. Dead furry things in parking lot.
2. Very, over the top, weird place.
3. Ribs didn't look like any ribs I'd ever seen before - and not in a good way.
4. Atmosphere was totally Texas Chainsaw Massacre like - felt like Leather Face was going come busting out of one of the backrooms with a chainsaw at any minute.
5. A few of the ribs didn't taste like sawdust/dirt and let some one else take the remainders home - and the sauce was gross...
6. Decor makes the worst garage sale or Goodwill look very high end.
7. Couldn't wait to get out of the place - can't believe it hasn't been shut down.
8. Think I've developed some kind of hives and I can only see out of one eye now...
9. It's been over 7 hours since the experience and I can't stop thinking about it - a little scared to go to sleep.
10. All things considered a one star rating is pretty high. Definitely a once in a life-time experience, since I will never go back there again in this life-time.

All in all, you should check this place out if you're looking for an unusual or freaky experience. In addition to the whole Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe, it also had a the feel of House Of 1000 Corpses and Friday The 13th. Nice place to take someone on a 2nd date if you want to dump them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never written a review before... However, Dixie's totally freaked me out. I read all kinds of praise for this place and now I know you're all out of your minds. In short, Dixie's can best be explained as follows.

1. Dead furry things in parking lot.
2. Very, over the top, weird place.
3. Ribs didn't look like any ribs I'd ever seen before - and not in a good way.
4. Atmosphere was totally Texas Chainsaw Massacre like - felt like Leather Face was going come busting out of one of the backrooms with a chainsaw at any minute.
5. A few of the ribs didn't taste like sawdust/dirt and let some one else take the remainders home - and the sauce was gross...
6. Decor makes the worst garage sale or Goodwill look very high end.
7. Couldn't wait to get out of the place - can't believe it hasn't been shut down.
8. Think I've developed some kind of hives and I can only see out of one eye now...
9. It's been over 7 hours since the experience and I can't stop thinking about it - a little scared to go to sleep.
10. All things considered a one star rating is pretty high. Definitely a once in a life-time experience, since I will never go back there again in this life-time.

All in all, you should check this place out if you're looking for an unusual or freaky experience. In addition to the whole Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe, it also had a the feel of House Of 1000 Corpses and Friday The 13th. Nice place to take someone on a 2nd date if you want to dump them.

Pros: None

Cons: Lots

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I started going to Dixie's several years ago when I lived in the area. Even though I have since moved, I go out of my way to visit Dixie's every time I get back to the Seattle area. The barbecue is still the best in my opinion and the service is consistent (think Soup Nazi from Seinfeld). As long as you get up there, order, and don't talk back you will get the best barbecue in the city. Not sure where he was the last time I visited, but if the guy comes by and taunts you into trying "the man", hang onto your taste buds. This is one of the hottest sauces I have ever tasted. I highly recommend this place.

5
★★★★★

I started going to Dixie's several years ago when I lived in the area. Even though I have since moved, I go out of my way to visit Dixie's every time I get back to the Seattle area. The barbecue is still the best in my opinion and the service is consistent (think Soup Nazi from Seinfeld). As long as you get up there, order, and don't talk back you will get the best barbecue in the city. Not sure where he was the last time I visited, but if the guy comes by and taunts you into trying "the man", hang onto your taste buds. This is one of the hottest sauces I have ever tasted. I highly recommend this place.

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Add my name to the list of those who are unable to figure out what all the fuss is about. It must be the entertainment value. The owner is a character and a bit of a sadist perhaps. It is amusing to watch the reactions of unsuspecting customers when he gives them a sample of ?The Man.? This is a hot sauce you do not want to tangle with. The staff run a tight ship and you must order correctly or face the wrath of the cashier (a Jabba like woman who sits at the end of the, usually, very long line). She will brook no variance from the prescribed ordering protocol. If you mess up while ordering you will be instructed on how to order correctly. Given a choice, I?d rather meet The Man. Apart from the sadistic pleasure of watching someone writhe in agony or the masochistic delight of being disciplined by a large, African American woman there is not much else going on. The barbeque is of the large portion, overcooked, smothered in sauce variety. It without any art and completely undistinguished No finer points of barbeque or deeper meaning will be revealed. But, if that type of cookery is your thing, you are welcome to my spot in line. Make sure you leave yourself 90 to 120 minutes to order and eat. The wait in line is inexplicably long

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★★☆☆☆

Add my name to the list of those who are unable to figure out what all the fuss is about. It must be the entertainment value. The owner is a character and a bit of a sadist perhaps. It is amusing to watch the reactions of unsuspecting customers when he gives them a sample of ?The Man.? This is a hot sauce you do not want to tangle with. The staff run a tight ship and you must order correctly or face the wrath of the cashier (a Jabba like woman who sits at the end of the, usually, very long line). She will brook no variance from the prescribed ordering protocol. If you mess up while ordering you will be instructed on how to order correctly. Given a choice, I?d rather meet The Man. Apart from the sadistic pleasure of watching someone writhe in agony or the masochistic delight of being disciplined by a large, African American woman there is not much else going on. The barbeque is of the large portion, overcooked, smothered in sauce variety. It without any art and completely undistinguished No finer points of barbeque or deeper meaning will be revealed. But, if that type of cookery is your thing, you are welcome to my spot in line. Make sure you leave yourself 90 to 120 minutes to order and eat. The wait in line is inexplicably long

Pros: Sadism and Masochism, something for everyone

Cons: Very mediocre barbeque

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Add my name to the list of those who are unable to figure out what all the fuss is about. It must be the entertainment value. The owner is a character and a bit of a sadist perhaps. It is amusing to watch the reactions of unsuspecting customers when he gives them a sample of ?The Man.? This is a hot sauce you do not want to tangle with. The staff run a tight ship and you must order correctly or face the wrath of the cashier (a Jabba like woman who sits at the end of the, usually, very long line). She will brook no variance from the prescribed ordering protocol. If you mess up while ordering you will be instructed on how to order correctly. Given a choice, I?d rather meet The Man. Apart from the sadistic pleasure of watching someone writhe in agony or the masochistic delight of being disciplined by a large, African American woman there is not much else going on. The barbeque is of the large portion, overcooked, smothered in sauce variety. It without any art and completely undistinguished No finer points of barbeque or deeper meaning will be revealed. But, if that type of cookery is your thing, you are welcome to my spot in line. Make sure you go with a buddy and leave yourself 90 to 120 minutes to order and eat. The wait in line is inexplicably long

1
★★☆☆☆

Add my name to the list of those who are unable to figure out what all the fuss is about. It must be the entertainment value. The owner is a character and a bit of a sadist perhaps. It is amusing to watch the reactions of unsuspecting customers when he gives them a sample of ?The Man.? This is a hot sauce you do not want to tangle with. The staff run a tight ship and you must order correctly or face the wrath of the cashier (a Jabba like woman who sits at the end of the, usually, very long line). She will brook no variance from the prescribed ordering protocol. If you mess up while ordering you will be instructed on how to order correctly. Given a choice, I?d rather meet The Man. Apart from the sadistic pleasure of watching someone writhe in agony or the masochistic delight of being disciplined by a large, African American woman there is not much else going on. The barbeque is of the large portion, overcooked, smothered in sauce variety. It without any art and completely undistinguished No finer points of barbeque or deeper meaning will be revealed. But, if that type of cookery is your thing, you are welcome to my spot in line. Make sure you go with a buddy and leave yourself 90 to 120 minutes to order and eat. The wait in line is inexplicably long

Pros: Sadism and Masochism, something for everyone

Cons: Very mediocre barbeque

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I'm no BBQ aficionado but I do know bad food. A friend and I went there for the first time today as we've heard about it for years. We skipped all the fluff and went straight for the meat. Slather of Ribs ($20) and a lb of brisket ($14). Mind you, this is amost $40 for 2 so we're expecting good things.

We were the only ones there @ 11:00am, so food should have been fresh and ready.

Brisket: thinly sliced, lot of "ketchupy" flavor in the sauce, but little more. No spices, no smokey flavor, basic cafeteria BBQ here. Thumbs down.

Ribs: Looked steamed or oven bolied, definitely not fully smoked. Got sauce on the side as I think the meat should do the talking before going sauce. The meat definitely talked, and it said "I'm nasty". Poor cut of pork, low on the bone and included the cartilage. I'm not talking a couple of the ends here, I'm talking the full 3" of cartilage on the bottom of the belly served "as a rib". The stuff that's supposed to be ground into sausage. Absolutely nasty.

In the midst of the gristle, there were morsels here and there that were edible, but flavorless boiled meat edible, not delicious smokey mouthwatering edible. Meat fell of the bone for sure, but meat sitting out in the sun for 2 weeks will do the same thing - not necessarily a sign of quality.

Wake up people, if this is the best the area has to offer our expectations are LOW!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm no BBQ aficionado but I do know bad food. A friend and I went there for the first time today as we've heard about it for years. We skipped all the fluff and went straight for the meat. Slather of Ribs ($20) and a lb of brisket ($14). Mind you, this is amost $40 for 2 so we're expecting good things.

We were the only ones there @ 11:00am, so food should have been fresh and ready.

Brisket: thinly sliced, lot of "ketchupy" flavor in the sauce, but little more. No spices, no smokey flavor, basic cafeteria BBQ here. Thumbs down.

Ribs: Looked steamed or oven bolied, definitely not fully smoked. Got sauce on the side as I think the meat should do the talking before going sauce. The meat definitely talked, and it said "I'm nasty". Poor cut of pork, low on the bone and included the cartilage. I'm not talking a couple of the ends here, I'm talking the full 3" of cartilage on the bottom of the belly served "as a rib". The stuff that's supposed to be ground into sausage. Absolutely nasty.

In the midst of the gristle, there were morsels here and there that were edible, but flavorless boiled meat edible, not delicious smokey mouthwatering edible. Meat fell of the bone for sure, but meat sitting out in the sun for 2 weeks will do the same thing - not necessarily a sign of quality.

Wake up people, if this is the best the area has to offer our expectations are LOW!!

Pros: Root beer was cold?

Cons: Low quality, poorly prepared, expensive

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Dixie?s Barbeque is the best barbeque in all of Washington State! As Washington residents we are very lucky to have an authentic Louisiana style BBQ restaurant right in our own backyard.

There is no need to travel to New Orleans for Southern hospitality, just go to Dixie?s. The servers are very friendly and talkative and you even get a little ?Southern Sass? with your food. Dixie?s barbeque is a place where you can relax, be loud and be yourself. The Dixie-style music played at the restaurant contributes greatly to the atmosphere.

I have been going to Dixie?s for years, and I have never had one bad meal there. Eating at Dixie?s is like eating at your grandmother?s house; the atmosphere is warm and inviting, the food is comforting, and the company is caring.

Dixie?s BBQ is doing Bellevue and a favor by offering the best BBQ available. Dixie?s BBQ has served many famous people including sport athletes and news anchors. The celebrities have even signed their names on the wall.

Because the buzz about Dixie?s is so BIG there is quite the line around lunch time. But I assure you, it is worth the wait. The meat is so tender and juicy it falls apart in your mouth.

The owner Gene (I think that?s his name) was an auto mechanic for many years. His passion has always been BBQ. I believe the story goes???Gene would BBQ for his customers every Friday. His customers and friends loved his barbeque so much that they told him he should open a BBQ restaurant/pit. And he did just so. Dixie?s barbeque used to be Gene?s automotive repair shop which he converted into a barbeque restaurant. The place doesn?t necessarily have the nicest decor, but it has the best BBQ food in WA.

Gene (the owner) ask customers, ?Where you from?? He then instructs new customers to take a thumb-pin and mark on a map where they are from.

I strongly encourage you to go ?Meet the Man? and support a man?s passion.

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★★★★★

Dixie?s Barbeque is the best barbeque in all of Washington State! As Washington residents we are very lucky to have an authentic Louisiana style BBQ restaurant right in our own backyard.

There is no need to travel to New Orleans for Southern hospitality, just go to Dixie?s. The servers are very friendly and talkative and you even get a little ?Southern Sass? with your food. Dixie?s barbeque is a place where you can relax, be loud and be yourself. The Dixie-style music played at the restaurant contributes greatly to the atmosphere.

I have been going to Dixie?s for years, and I have never had one bad meal there. Eating at Dixie?s is like eating at your grandmother?s house; the atmosphere is warm and inviting, the food is comforting, and the company is caring.

Dixie?s BBQ is doing Bellevue and a favor by offering the best BBQ available. Dixie?s BBQ has served many famous people including sport athletes and news anchors. The celebrities have even signed their names on the wall.

Because the buzz about Dixie?s is so BIG there is quite the line around lunch time. But I assure you, it is worth the wait. The meat is so tender and juicy it falls apart in your mouth.

The owner Gene (I think that?s his name) was an auto mechanic for many years. His passion has always been BBQ. I believe the story goes???Gene would BBQ for his customers every Friday. His customers and friends loved his barbeque so much that they told him he should open a BBQ restaurant/pit. And he did just so. Dixie?s barbeque used to be Gene?s automotive repair shop which he converted into a barbeque restaurant. The place doesn?t necessarily have the nicest decor, but it has the best BBQ food in WA.

Gene (the owner) ask customers, ?Where you from?? He then instructs new customers to take a thumb-pin and mark on a map where they are from.

I strongly encourage you to go ?Meet the Man? and support a man?s passion.

Pros: Yummiest BBQ food in all of WA, friendly service, food made with passion! Food prepared in Sanitary conidtions

Cons: .....Even better than what the buzz is about!

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Hello Eastsiders. So I finally had a free minute to get a bite to eat. I called goog411 and cued the word Barbecue. Dixies barbecue on Northup is the first result that came up. The lunch menu items average 9 bucks each. I settled for the Chicken BBQ sandwich with 1 side (chose baked beans). 5 minutes later I have my Styrofoam take out box in hand and it is feeling quite light. The chicken is on a hot dog bun. The meat is sliced almost like thin cubes and tastes very dry. The sauce isn't bad though but hardly makes up for the mediocre chicken that tastes like it was cooked refrigerated and cooked again. The beans were overcooked with the bean sauce looking dry. As hungry as I was, this Barbecue meal did not live up to it's former rep. I ate at 3pm which shouldn't matter but I wonder if an early lunch meal would've been any juicier. 2 Thumbs down.

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★☆☆☆☆

Hello Eastsiders. So I finally had a free minute to get a bite to eat. I called goog411 and cued the word Barbecue. Dixies barbecue on Northup is the first result that came up. The lunch menu items average 9 bucks each. I settled for the Chicken BBQ sandwich with 1 side (chose baked beans). 5 minutes later I have my Styrofoam take out box in hand and it is feeling quite light. The chicken is on a hot dog bun. The meat is sliced almost like thin cubes and tastes very dry. The sauce isn't bad though but hardly makes up for the mediocre chicken that tastes like it was cooked refrigerated and cooked again. The beans were overcooked with the bean sauce looking dry. As hungry as I was, this Barbecue meal did not live up to it's former rep. I ate at 3pm which shouldn't matter but I wonder if an early lunch meal would've been any juicier. 2 Thumbs down.

Pros: Fast, nice guy behind the counter

Cons: Tastes dry and small portions

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The experience was non like I have ever had before. It felt like I was pulling up to a tow yard and when I actually arrived to where I ordered...I was amazed to see two women there (one sitting and a dear old lady running around). Our food was take out and as I am eating it now in front of this review, I wander can restaurants survive on just food or does it also require the experience with it. In my opinion, I just didn't have the buzz that everyone talks about. I never met the man, but if I did...I would have asked him 2 questions, "1. What is going on with the set up there and 2. What do you feel about customer service and curb appeal?" Not impressed. I am sticking with Stans' In Issaquah. You can take all the awards down in the front...Mr. Man...you do not have the best anymore in my opinion.

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★★★☆☆

The experience was non like I have ever had before. It felt like I was pulling up to a tow yard and when I actually arrived to where I ordered...I was amazed to see two women there (one sitting and a dear old lady running around). Our food was take out and as I am eating it now in front of this review, I wander can restaurants survive on just food or does it also require the experience with it. In my opinion, I just didn't have the buzz that everyone talks about. I never met the man, but if I did...I would have asked him 2 questions, "1. What is going on with the set up there and 2. What do you feel about customer service and curb appeal?" Not impressed. I am sticking with Stans' In Issaquah. You can take all the awards down in the front...Mr. Man...you do not have the best anymore in my opinion.

Pros: The speed of getting it to go

Cons: The Ambience and Customer Service

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Dixie's is one of those "word of mouth" places frequented and loved by those who love to be in the know and impress out-of-towners with a hidden local find. The first thing you will notice is that Dixie's does not go out of their way to create a welcoming atmosphere or a sense that they care to have you as a customer. It's supposed to be about the food, man! Unfortunately, the food is only slightly above average. Sauces overwhelm, as opposed to complement, the meat. Sides are pedestrian and prices are steep for a run down lunch shack. Many may find it charming, but Dixie's seems to have been picked up in 1960's small town Tennessee and plopped down in the middle of 2008 Bellevue. Accepting cash only in the 21st century is plain silly (especially for a place that will easily run $40-50 for lunch for a family of four). Posting so many newspaper and award commendations in your entry (this is Seattle, folks, a place not known for any cuisine in particular, much less BBQ...the competition is not strong) is setting expectations that are just asking to be missed.

For a place that thinks Taco Del Mar is good "Mexican Food", it isn't surprising that Dixie's has a good reputation. Seattle is also home to an out of the mainstream way of thinking that goes "if it's big, it's bad, even if it's good and if it's small it's good even if it's bad". If you are looking to impress the out-of-towners and feel good about yourself while you think "isn't it great we have a little place like this right here in wealthy Bellevue, go ahead and go to Dixie's. If you want great food, there are plenty of other choices.

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★★☆☆☆

Dixie's is one of those "word of mouth" places frequented and loved by those who love to be in the know and impress out-of-towners with a hidden local find. The first thing you will notice is that Dixie's does not go out of their way to create a welcoming atmosphere or a sense that they care to have you as a customer. It's supposed to be about the food, man! Unfortunately, the food is only slightly above average. Sauces overwhelm, as opposed to complement, the meat. Sides are pedestrian and prices are steep for a run down lunch shack. Many may find it charming, but Dixie's seems to have been picked up in 1960's small town Tennessee and plopped down in the middle of 2008 Bellevue. Accepting cash only in the 21st century is plain silly (especially for a place that will easily run $40-50 for lunch for a family of four). Posting so many newspaper and award commendations in your entry (this is Seattle, folks, a place not known for any cuisine in particular, much less BBQ...the competition is not strong) is setting expectations that are just asking to be missed.

For a place that thinks Taco Del Mar is good "Mexican Food", it isn't surprising that Dixie's has a good reputation. Seattle is also home to an out of the mainstream way of thinking that goes "if it's big, it's bad, even if it's good and if it's small it's good even if it's bad". If you are looking to impress the out-of-towners and feel good about yourself while you think "isn't it great we have a little place like this right here in wealthy Bellevue, go ahead and go to Dixie's. If you want great food, there are plenty of other choices.

Cons: Service, price

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If you go to Dixie's for North Carolina or Texas barbeque, you are going to the wrong place. If you want to enjoy Dixie's, just take a big appitite, a small amount of money, and no preconceptions of what barbeque means somewhere else and you will enjoy a succulent and tasty meal. This is a wonderful place to just kick back and enjoy a well cooked meal.

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★★★★★

If you go to Dixie's for North Carolina or Texas barbeque, you are going to the wrong place. If you want to enjoy Dixie's, just take a big appitite, a small amount of money, and no preconceptions of what barbeque means somewhere else and you will enjoy a succulent and tasty meal. This is a wonderful place to just kick back and enjoy a well cooked meal.

Pros: Good "home cooked" food, side dishes (cornbread, beans and lemon cake) are wonderful

Cons: small parking lot and hard to find

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OMG, is this really BBQ? I'd heard so much about this place and was expecting really tasty food. The only good thing was there was no line but the food was a completely disaster. The pork BBQ was bad. I'm not a sauce person, as I believe the real flavor is in the meat but sauce was a must for this. Can you believe they boil their mean? The bones just crumbled. If you decided to try this place, good for you but do not stand in line for hours like other people did. If you know BBQ you will be mighty upset. I ordered a slab of ribs to go but could eat only one piece and would not even serve it to my husband and child. The rest got cut up for the dog (the dog loves the suff!).

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★☆☆☆☆

OMG, is this really BBQ? I'd heard so much about this place and was expecting really tasty food. The only good thing was there was no line but the food was a completely disaster. The pork BBQ was bad. I'm not a sauce person, as I believe the real flavor is in the meat but sauce was a must for this. Can you believe they boil their mean? The bones just crumbled. If you decided to try this place, good for you but do not stand in line for hours like other people did. If you know BBQ you will be mighty upset. I ordered a slab of ribs to go but could eat only one piece and would not even serve it to my husband and child. The rest got cut up for the dog (the dog loves the suff!).

Pros: Was good food for my Shih Tzu

Cons: Food

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Wait in line for a half hour for dried out meat with hot sauce that rips your mouth open?? That ain't BBQ folks. Where's the meat flavor? Waste of money...

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★★☆☆☆

Wait in line for a half hour for dried out meat with hot sauce that rips your mouth open?? That ain't BBQ folks. Where's the meat flavor? Waste of money...

Pros: It's a BBQ Joint!

Cons: It's not true BBQ!

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I am stunned that this place has garnered the glowing reviews it has! There just have to be better BBQ places here in Seattle! You wait in line for 35 - 40 minutes (lunch time), only to be ushered into a kitchen worthy of a Board of Health inspection. The BBQ sauce was pretty good, but the pork ribs underneath it all were almost tasteless. Dixie's is a local institution with a storied past, but sadly the proprietors seem to be coasting on their laurels.

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★★☆☆☆

I am stunned that this place has garnered the glowing reviews it has! There just have to be better BBQ places here in Seattle! You wait in line for 35 - 40 minutes (lunch time), only to be ushered into a kitchen worthy of a Board of Health inspection. The BBQ sauce was pretty good, but the pork ribs underneath it all were almost tasteless. Dixie's is a local institution with a storied past, but sadly the proprietors seem to be coasting on their laurels.

Pros: Colorful situation / location and interior

Cons: Just poor BBQ meat! You NEED the sauce to add ANY taste!

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This little place really delivers when it comes to barbecue! I think the food is just delicious, from ribs to the pulled pork sandwiches, and everything in between, I've never been dissatisfied with the food here. The employees make it a pleasure to come in and eat! I love this place! Beware of "the Man"!

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★★★★☆

This little place really delivers when it comes to barbecue! I think the food is just delicious, from ribs to the pulled pork sandwiches, and everything in between, I've never been dissatisfied with the food here. The employees make it a pleasure to come in and eat! I love this place! Beware of "the Man"!

Pros: The Food!!!

Cons: Can get busy

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The customer service here is great! The staff interacts with you and helps you with your order, while you can be introduced to "the man" as a staff member circles around the tables with the sauce. What used to be a hidden secret under the freeway on Northrup way is now so well-known that they even made their mark at Husky Football games! We really missed their presence during the last couple of seasons, as a big bbq sandwich was a great way to relax and enjoy the games.

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★★★★☆

The customer service here is great! The staff interacts with you and helps you with your order, while you can be introduced to "the man" as a staff member circles around the tables with the sauce. What used to be a hidden secret under the freeway on Northrup way is now so well-known that they even made their mark at Husky Football games! We really missed their presence during the last couple of seasons, as a big bbq sandwich was a great way to relax and enjoy the games.

Pros: outdoor seating during warm months, "The Man"

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I guess since we went for a late lunch they were about to close...and had no one in line. I'm always blessed like that I guess. I don't know what these people are complaining about in the review section. I had the brisket because that's the only thing the had left. Although, I really do not care for hot stuff I decided to meet the man...well maybe a toothpick dab on my meat. It was so spicy I could barely contain myself. Okay so I'm a wimp.

But I really enjoyed my brisket. Being originally from the ghet to in L.A....I do have to say Dixies was pretty good.
I was treated so nice. Also, I really wanted an orange cream soda but they were out. "Mom" looked around and found me the only bottle they had left. "What a sweetheart"
To be honest they treated me like a princess...maybe it was my smile. Plus they gentleman at the counter just gave me some Lemon Cake...so I took it home.
I live on the Southside but I will always drive to Dixies for some good brisket.

Caution: If you decide to "meet the man" keep some peanuts handy.

Also...if you don't act like an idiot then you will be treated with respect....so know what you want....pay for it..then go.

*Lemon Cake...so the next morning I finally got to eat my cake for breakfast...okay so I think that was the best part of the meal!!!

My mouth is watering just thinking abou Dixies Lemon Cake

J from the Southside

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★★★★★

I guess since we went for a late lunch they were about to close...and had no one in line. I'm always blessed like that I guess. I don't know what these people are complaining about in the review section. I had the brisket because that's the only thing the had left. Although, I really do not care for hot stuff I decided to meet the man...well maybe a toothpick dab on my meat. It was so spicy I could barely contain myself. Okay so I'm a wimp.

But I really enjoyed my brisket. Being originally from the ghet to in L.A....I do have to say Dixies was pretty good.
I was treated so nice. Also, I really wanted an orange cream soda but they were out. "Mom" looked around and found me the only bottle they had left. "What a sweetheart"
To be honest they treated me like a princess...maybe it was my smile. Plus they gentleman at the counter just gave me some Lemon Cake...so I took it home.
I live on the Southside but I will always drive to Dixies for some good brisket.

Caution: If you decide to "meet the man" keep some peanuts handy.

Also...if you don't act like an idiot then you will be treated with respect....so know what you want....pay for it..then go.

*Lemon Cake...so the next morning I finally got to eat my cake for breakfast...okay so I think that was the best part of the meal!!!

My mouth is watering just thinking abou Dixies Lemon Cake

J from the Southside

Pros: Great Brisket, Love the Lemon Cake

Cons: Did not get to try the other foods..all gone

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Ok, I'm going to go out on a limb here. The owner of the place is a character, no kidding. That's the only positive thing I'm going to say about this place. The wait in line is ridiculous. Two hours in line, yes, two hours in line. Must be good, right? Nope. Two older women make and serve all the food and take orders in batches, make the boxes, take the money. Gene, the owner, doesn't participate, he wanders around with his small pan full of "the man sauce" and greeting people in line. Two hours in this case is what it took to serve maybe 40 people.

The barbecue is, well, foul. Greasy, swimming in fat and sauce and kept warm in tubs on a steam table. Beans and rice are runny and poorly seasoned. I grew up in Texas and Louisiana and while I'm not fond of Louisiana barbecue, there's no excuse for beans and rice like that from a fellow cajun. To top it all off, it gave me a case of digestive distress. The food handling wasn't exactly what I'd describe as a model of sanitary practice. I'm also not of a delicate stomach by any means.

Y'all is being bamboozled. I can only presume that folks in the great northwest have no idea that barbecue is supposed to taste good and not be dripping wet. Give it a miss, inspite of the glowing reviews. The food is awful, the wait is excessive. Character and charm, yes, they do have that. Give it a miss.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, I'm going to go out on a limb here. The owner of the place is a character, no kidding. That's the only positive thing I'm going to say about this place. The wait in line is ridiculous. Two hours in line, yes, two hours in line. Must be good, right? Nope. Two older women make and serve all the food and take orders in batches, make the boxes, take the money. Gene, the owner, doesn't participate, he wanders around with his small pan full of "the man sauce" and greeting people in line. Two hours in this case is what it took to serve maybe 40 people.

The barbecue is, well, foul. Greasy, swimming in fat and sauce and kept warm in tubs on a steam table. Beans and rice are runny and poorly seasoned. I grew up in Texas and Louisiana and while I'm not fond of Louisiana barbecue, there's no excuse for beans and rice like that from a fellow cajun. To top it all off, it gave me a case of digestive distress. The food handling wasn't exactly what I'd describe as a model of sanitary practice. I'm also not of a delicate stomach by any means.

Y'all is being bamboozled. I can only presume that folks in the great northwest have no idea that barbecue is supposed to taste good and not be dripping wet. Give it a miss, inspite of the glowing reviews. The food is awful, the wait is excessive. Character and charm, yes, they do have that. Give it a miss.

Pros: Entertaining

Cons: Stupidly long wait, bad, bad food.

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Been there sooo MANY times.... Love Gene, the owner. The MAN is awesome.. that's why they call it the man... it is a HOTTY sauce, if you dont like it, dont be such a spoiled brat and complaining. He is not rude, it is just the way he talked. If you look for a service do not go for a $10.00 entree... go somewhere else for $20.00 service with no "ribs meat". This is the only place that will offer the most meat for the ribs. Where else you can find slabs of ribs that the meats fall of the bones just buy shaking it ? The RIBS ARE THE BEST especially the beef. Sandwich is okay. Each restaurant is different, Gene can smoke all the ribs whatever he wants.

This is a unique place with a good quality of food. Low rice restaurant and homey people..

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★★★★★

Been there sooo MANY times.... Love Gene, the owner. The MAN is awesome.. that's why they call it the man... it is a HOTTY sauce, if you dont like it, dont be such a spoiled brat and complaining. He is not rude, it is just the way he talked. If you look for a service do not go for a $10.00 entree... go somewhere else for $20.00 service with no "ribs meat". This is the only place that will offer the most meat for the ribs. Where else you can find slabs of ribs that the meats fall of the bones just buy shaking it ? The RIBS ARE THE BEST especially the beef. Sandwich is okay. Each restaurant is different, Gene can smoke all the ribs whatever he wants.

This is a unique place with a good quality of food. Low rice restaurant and homey people..

Pros: BEEF RIBS

Cons: NOT WHATSOEVER

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Dixies is not your typical restaurant. There is usually a huge line forming out the door. You walk through and the service people purposefully treat you like trash - all in good fun haha. You get your choice of beef or pork ribs, brisket, sandwiches, and a variety of other things. Don't forget your bottled ice cold root beer. Next you go to the picnic tables and hope "the man" is there. The man is a little old man who comes to all the tables with his super duper hot sauce, and taunts everyone saying, "you can't handle the man!" ...and he's right! That hot sauce is HOT! It's a lot of fun, good grub, and prices that are reasonable.

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★★★★☆

Dixies is not your typical restaurant. There is usually a huge line forming out the door. You walk through and the service people purposefully treat you like trash - all in good fun haha. You get your choice of beef or pork ribs, brisket, sandwiches, and a variety of other things. Don't forget your bottled ice cold root beer. Next you go to the picnic tables and hope "the man" is there. The man is a little old man who comes to all the tables with his super duper hot sauce, and taunts everyone saying, "you can't handle the man!" ...and he's right! That hot sauce is HOT! It's a lot of fun, good grub, and prices that are reasonable.

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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".

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★★★★★

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".

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: great rootbeer

Cons: rude service, lousy food

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Value, Meat Quality, Experience

Cons: Long Lines

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Non-white owners

Cons: Sauce? Please., Bad meat., Crowded

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When we had first went here we was not knowing what we were about to have. But it turned into being on of the best bbq's that we have had, the unique taste of the sauces. The cornbread and coleslaw was great. I would recommmend everybody to go here for great southern bbq

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★★★★☆

When we had first went here we was not knowing what we were about to have. But it turned into being on of the best bbq's that we have had, the unique taste of the sauces. The cornbread and coleslaw was great. I would recommmend everybody to go here for great southern bbq

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Have you "met the man"? Dixie's BBQ is truly authentic, southern grub. They have the cornbread, the coleslaw and the hot sauce to go with it! Their slow cooked meats are mouth watering. The line is always long because it's so good! I love the guy who walks around with a pan of fiery hot sauce and dares you to have a taste. You'll need tons of napkins when you're chowing down but you won't mind. As my southern father would say, "It'll make a tadpole slap a whale"! If you're craving a good meal, make it Dixie's BBQ.

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★★★★☆

Have you "met the man"? Dixie's BBQ is truly authentic, southern grub. They have the cornbread, the coleslaw and the hot sauce to go with it! Their slow cooked meats are mouth watering. The line is always long because it's so good! I love the guy who walks around with a pan of fiery hot sauce and dares you to have a taste. You'll need tons of napkins when you're chowing down but you won't mind. As my southern father would say, "It'll make a tadpole slap a whale"! If you're craving a good meal, make it Dixie's BBQ.

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Real Hot sauce, entertaining

Cons: , The wait

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Cons: , Poor Quality

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Fun experience, Inexpensive

Cons: , Long lines

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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).

Jack

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★★★☆☆

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).

Jack

Pros: fun, funky

Cons: , bad attitude

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I stinkin' loved this place! Although, yeah, you will be verbally abused - part of the fun and humor - you will still need to visit here to experience the uniqueness! The food is delicious, the people are real, and The Man is HOT! Not hot... HELLACIOUS! I HIGHLY recommend that if you're looking for a unique dining experience, give this place a shot - IT RULEZ!
BTW, the line is HUGE @ about noon.

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★★★★★

I stinkin' loved this place! Although, yeah, you will be verbally abused - part of the fun and humor - you will still need to visit here to experience the uniqueness! The food is delicious, the people are real, and The Man is HOT! Not hot... HELLACIOUS! I HIGHLY recommend that if you're looking for a unique dining experience, give this place a shot - IT RULEZ!
BTW, the line is HUGE @ about noon.

Pros: Food, People, Location (SEA RULEZ!)

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I always chuckle to myself when talking about bbq and someone bring up dixies. Don't get me wrong, the food is good but their claim to fame is the "man" sauce - a sauce so hot it's literally dangerous. We've all got friends who pride themselves on being able to handle the spiciest foods. It's funny to watch them confidently load up on the stuff and then squirm in pain as the man works them over. But if you want tender, melt in your mouth, smoked to perfection bbq with sauce that is a perfect blend of tangy spice and heat... go to Jones'! It doesn't get any better.

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★★☆☆☆

I always chuckle to myself when talking about bbq and someone bring up dixies. Don't get me wrong, the food is good but their claim to fame is the "man" sauce - a sauce so hot it's literally dangerous. We've all got friends who pride themselves on being able to handle the spiciest foods. It's funny to watch them confidently load up on the stuff and then squirm in pain as the man works them over. But if you want tender, melt in your mouth, smoked to perfection bbq with sauce that is a perfect blend of tangy spice and heat... go to Jones'! It doesn't get any better.

Pros: hey, it's bbq

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"The Man" sauce at Dixie's was intense! My friend and myself both passed out from it. An ambulance came and everything. Whew! If you like spicey food go try the sauce at Dixie's. I'll be going back for round two! One word of advice, don't try "The Man" on a totally empty stomach. It's a real kick in the pants! I made that mistake already. ^_^

The people there are just super and it is a very fun enviornment.

I don't understand all the negative reviews here. It rocked. I bet those guys just couldn't handle "The Man". It's not for the faint hearted!

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★★★★★

"The Man" sauce at Dixie's was intense! My friend and myself both passed out from it. An ambulance came and everything. Whew! If you like spicey food go try the sauce at Dixie's. I'll be going back for round two! One word of advice, don't try "The Man" on a totally empty stomach. It's a real kick in the pants! I made that mistake already. ^_^

The people there are just super and it is a very fun enviornment.

I don't understand all the negative reviews here. It rocked. I bet those guys just couldn't handle "The Man". It's not for the faint hearted!

Pros: awesome people, fun surroundings, good sauce!

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"The Man" is awful, and the way it is thrust upon you is wrong. The BBQ is mushy, and the sauce is not that good. Try Pecos instead of dealing with the Eastsiders in their SUVs.

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★☆☆☆☆

"The Man" is awful, and the way it is thrust upon you is wrong. The BBQ is mushy, and the sauce is not that good. Try Pecos instead of dealing with the Eastsiders in their SUVs.

Pros: Good cornbread

Cons: Eastsiders, The Man, Crowded

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Dixie's terribly overrated. The BBQ is second rate at best, and "the Man" sauce is a very stale practical joke with no redeeming qualities other than an occasion for watching geeks attempting to out macho each other. Do yourself a favor and head over to Jones BBQ in the Crossroads mall -- the ambience of Dixie's is missing, but the BBQ (the ribs in particular) is ten times better, and the sauce is actually edible and complements the meat.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dixie's terribly overrated. The BBQ is second rate at best, and "the Man" sauce is a very stale practical joke with no redeeming qualities other than an occasion for watching geeks attempting to out macho each other. Do yourself a favor and head over to Jones BBQ in the Crossroads mall -- the ambience of Dixie's is missing, but the BBQ (the ribs in particular) is ten times better, and the sauce is actually edible and complements the meat.

Pros: Good root beer, Geeks on bad sauce

Cons: Bad food, Bad sauce, Bad service

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Is it the best BBQ around? Since I've never gotten BBQ in the South, I really can't say, but this California Yankee thinks Dixie's food is mighty fine.

A lot of people are obsessed with the "Man" sauce, but that's just for show. The real deal is the actual food and the whole ambience of the place. Cool old blues plays on the radio. The owner is always hovering with a bucket of his hot sauce, entertaining the customers while melting their tastebuds.

If you get yelled at by the servers, that's probably because you did something WRONG. Pull your head out of your butt and get over it.

This place is real food made by real people, with no airs or artifice. If you're a fancy pants, don't go. If you just want some good food and a good time, saddle up and mosey on over.

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★★★★☆

Is it the best BBQ around? Since I've never gotten BBQ in the South, I really can't say, but this California Yankee thinks Dixie's food is mighty fine.

A lot of people are obsessed with the "Man" sauce, but that's just for show. The real deal is the actual food and the whole ambience of the place. Cool old blues plays on the radio. The owner is always hovering with a bucket of his hot sauce, entertaining the customers while melting their tastebuds.

If you get yelled at by the servers, that's probably because you did something WRONG. Pull your head out of your butt and get over it.

This place is real food made by real people, with no airs or artifice. If you're a fancy pants, don't go. If you just want some good food and a good time, saddle up and mosey on over.

Pros: Food, food, food, Nice setting, Entertaining owner

Cons: Long line to get in, The Man is VERY hot

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Anyone who has eaten serious BBQ knows that it's the smoke on the meat, not the sauce NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF MEAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
Dixie's has this shtick of "Meeting the man". Well, listen to the others on this board that tell you the "man" is just some intensely hot sauce w/ no intriguing flavor. This is the Krispy Kreme of BBQ places. Avoid the herd mentality and head over to Pecos Pit just south of Safeco Field.

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★★☆☆☆

Anyone who has eaten serious BBQ knows that it's the smoke on the meat, not the sauce NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF MEAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
Dixie's has this shtick of "Meeting the man". Well, listen to the others on this board that tell you the "man" is just some intensely hot sauce w/ no intriguing flavor. This is the Krispy Kreme of BBQ places. Avoid the herd mentality and head over to Pecos Pit just south of Safeco Field.

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To put Dixie's in a best of anything class, is outrageous! Only thing they have is "The Man", which is little more than repackaged paint remover, having no flavor and peels the hide off the roof of your mouth. Their beams come straight out of a can and their BBQ never saw the inside of a smoker.

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★☆☆☆☆

To put Dixie's in a best of anything class, is outrageous! Only thing they have is "The Man", which is little more than repackaged paint remover, having no flavor and peels the hide off the roof of your mouth. Their beams come straight out of a can and their BBQ never saw the inside of a smoker.

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The meat just isn't that good, and the sauce? Who told these folks all that scotch bonnet had any business on smoked meat? Sauce should complement the meat. At Dixie's the meat NEEDS a complement, but 'The Man' darn well ain't it. I love barbecue, but don't love Dixie's.

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★★☆☆☆

The meat just isn't that good, and the sauce? Who told these folks all that scotch bonnet had any business on smoked meat? Sauce should complement the meat. At Dixie's the meat NEEDS a complement, but 'The Man' darn well ain't it. I love barbecue, but don't love Dixie's.

Pros: ambiance is suitable

Cons: Stupid sauce, average meat, Eastsiders everywhere

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While it has plenty of color, the BBQ at Dixie's is a far cry from the luscious goodness of Jones or Pecos Pit. "The Man" is more marketing than good sauce and the touristy kitsch of it gets old after the first couple times.

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★★★☆☆

While it has plenty of color, the BBQ at Dixie's is a far cry from the luscious goodness of Jones or Pecos Pit. "The Man" is more marketing than good sauce and the touristy kitsch of it gets old after the first couple times.

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The merit of good barbeque rests on the quality of the meat, and Dixie's is flaccid and greasy. Top-notch meat is firm and has a depth of flavor that comes from smoking for hours. Dixie's has been bouyed too long by the overblown reputation of "the man." Sure the stuff is hot, where's the talent in that? And why would you kill your taste buds while eating good barbeque? Of course at Dixie's it doesn't really matter.

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★★☆☆☆

The merit of good barbeque rests on the quality of the meat, and Dixie's is flaccid and greasy. Top-notch meat is firm and has a depth of flavor that comes from smoking for hours. Dixie's has been bouyed too long by the overblown reputation of "the man." Sure the stuff is hot, where's the talent in that? And why would you kill your taste buds while eating good barbeque? Of course at Dixie's it doesn't really matter.

Pros: down home feel, the garage thing

Cons: it's just not good, "the man" = why?

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Having moved to the Seattle from the Deep South, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on BBQ. There are different varieties, ie those who mix the sauce with the meat, those how pour it over the meat, those who use a sweet sauce, those who use more of a vinegar based sauce....it's all good. Unfortunately there aren't many choices in the Seattle area. Dixie's is about the closest I have found to what can be found where BBQ originated...though I must admit "The Man" is a feature I never encountered before. Nice novelty, but not really part of the true BBQ experience.

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★★★★☆

Having moved to the Seattle from the Deep South, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on BBQ. There are different varieties, ie those who mix the sauce with the meat, those how pour it over the meat, those who use a sweet sauce, those who use more of a vinegar based sauce....it's all good. Unfortunately there aren't many choices in the Seattle area. Dixie's is about the closest I have found to what can be found where BBQ originated...though I must admit "The Man" is a feature I never encountered before. Nice novelty, but not really part of the true BBQ experience.

Pros: True BBQ Ambiance, Healthy portions, the "right" sides

Cons: A bit pricey, Crowded, Limited seating

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This is a unique dining expereince. The Porters probide great BBQ with a crazy style that no chain restaurant and very few one-of-a-kind others could ever match. LJ sometimes gets cross at Gene, he hollers back. You feel like you are eating iin some interesting family's kitchen. The only thing close is a Greek or Italian place in Chicago. This is a 10 for anyone that wants to kick back with great chow and wild, wonderful people who provide far more than just a meal. I've eaten there for 7 or 8 years...Hope it stays for many more!
Pastor Jack Richards Marysville, WA

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★★★★★

This is a unique dining expereince. The Porters probide great BBQ with a crazy style that no chain restaurant and very few one-of-a-kind others could ever match. LJ sometimes gets cross at Gene, he hollers back. You feel like you are eating iin some interesting family's kitchen. The only thing close is a Greek or Italian place in Chicago. This is a 10 for anyone that wants to kick back with great chow and wild, wonderful people who provide far more than just a meal. I've eaten there for 7 or 8 years...Hope it stays for many more!
Pastor Jack Richards Marysville, WA

Pros: ambience, personalities, food

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Great barbecue, the brisket and the pork are both worth trying, if meat is your thing. The rice and beans, cornbread, and lemon cake were all awesome. The man is an interesting gimmick, but don't fixate on it. The staff can be a little 'prickly' if you ask too many questions or try to make changes to your order. It's worth it, though, so everyone should stop whining.
My friend made the mistake of saying "I'm not here to be healthy" when asked why he was turning down the salad. Not a good idea. The woman behind the counter chastized him in front of the whole line of people. It added to the experience.

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★★★★☆

Great barbecue, the brisket and the pork are both worth trying, if meat is your thing. The rice and beans, cornbread, and lemon cake were all awesome. The man is an interesting gimmick, but don't fixate on it. The staff can be a little 'prickly' if you ask too many questions or try to make changes to your order. It's worth it, though, so everyone should stop whining.
My friend made the mistake of saying "I'm not here to be healthy" when asked why he was turning down the salad. Not a good idea. The woman behind the counter chastized him in front of the whole line of people. It added to the experience.

Pros: Good spice, Good Meat, Good sides

Cons: NO CREDIT CARDS, Converted Gas Station, Hard to find

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OK food; horrible service;
"Big Mamma" on the register is rude and unpleasent to deal with.
Place needs remodeling.

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★★☆☆☆

OK food; horrible service;
"Big Mamma" on the register is rude and unpleasent to deal with.
Place needs remodeling.

Pros: food

Cons: attitude, service, stuff

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A friend "in the know" took us there. Yum! The beef ribs were huge, and I took just a bit of sauce, thinking it would be sweet and icky. Nope: smoky and yummy and I wish I had gotten more. The lemon cake is really yummy as well, and when you order drinks, get the special Root Beer from Oregon, can't be beat!

"The Man" will melt styrofoam, or stomach lining at the very least.

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★★★★★

A friend "in the know" took us there. Yum! The beef ribs were huge, and I took just a bit of sauce, thinking it would be sweet and icky. Nope: smoky and yummy and I wish I had gotten more. The lemon cake is really yummy as well, and when you order drinks, get the special Root Beer from Oregon, can't be beat!

"The Man" will melt styrofoam, or stomach lining at the very least.

Pros: Yummy Food, More Yummy Food, Amusingly bad service

Cons: Hard to find, Crowded

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Dixie's offers southern flavor in the food and the atmosphere, but not much in the way of hospitality. The staff is abrupt and irritated; requests are not made but orders are given, e.g., "I need YOU to take your hands off the glass." But this is a refreshing change in the age of retailers who are so helpful and friendly you want to throw up. The people at Dixie's are real. If you like good, down-home-cooked food, it's worth the trip; if you have a slight masochism streak, it's the only place to go.

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★★★☆☆

Dixie's offers southern flavor in the food and the atmosphere, but not much in the way of hospitality. The staff is abrupt and irritated; requests are not made but orders are given, e.g., "I need YOU to take your hands off the glass." But this is a refreshing change in the age of retailers who are so helpful and friendly you want to throw up. The people at Dixie's are real. If you like good, down-home-cooked food, it's worth the trip; if you have a slight masochism streak, it's the only place to go.

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Famous for its wickedly hot barbecue sauce, Dixie's has been a crowd pleaser since 1994 when Dixie and Gene Porter began serving lunch in Gene's former auto-repair shop. Although Mr. Porter has passed away, Dixie and their daughter…

 

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