Bellevue >Food & Dining > Dixie's Bbq
11522 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA | Directions 9800447.633581 -122.186774
Dixie's BBQ, Bellevue, WA. 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.
Try Anothr Place. 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!).
It Ain't Stans!!!. 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...
A New Low for BBQ!. 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.
If you love bbq, you've gotta try Dixie's.... 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"!
love the service!. 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.
Husband finally took me to meet the man.
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
Real Louisiana barbecue and a mean dose of famously hot sauce are the stars of this Bellevue establishment..
People are quiet about Dixie's--they think the lines outside this converted auto-repair shop are long enough already. It has achieved legendary status on the Eastside for authentic Southern-style barbecue. The setting is appropriately simple, with long red tables and gregarious service.
Dished up in Styrofoam, the smoked meats, including brisket, are succulent. The rice and beans have the right amount of kick, and the cornbread is made with whole kernels of corn. Owner Gene Porter, who can occasionally be heard haranguing the staff, is a terrific cook. But folks really come for the Man--the tongue-numbing, esophagus-singeing hot sauce. It's spoken of in hushed tones; one taste of the stuff sets mouths on fire.
Long wait, bad food.
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.
BEST BBQ EVERRRRRRRRR.
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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