Mrs. Metro and I had "the Dickey's experience" Wednesday. We had a "2 entrees for 1 if you buy drinks
" coupon; the total came to $13.
After a tasty lunch - which includes two sides - we had enough take-home for 1 light dinner and 2 more lunches.
They have a nice (to borrow a phrase from the old Rog Rogers') "fixins bar": real bacon bits, sour cream, butter, pickles, onions, peppers, sauces, etc. and "free" soft serve ice cream from which I make myself a very generous root beer float.
The bottom line here is that we get more decent food here for $13 than any other place I can think of. And, the food quality and quantity beats the pants off any fast food joint!
And again, the BBQ isn't "bad" any more than an Outback steak is (truly) "bad" when compared to Peter Luger's; it's just not as good.
We recently had a $50 lunch at (Iron Chef winner) Tim Love's new BBQ place in Ft. Worth. It was wonderful! By comparison, Dickey's is merely decent but they deliver a huge "bang for the $BUCK$".