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Dixie Barbeque Co.

3301 N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN - (423) 283-PIGS
Posted By Michael Shelley on 2/10/2008 1:25:00 AM
I get the feeling after our visit that Dixie Barbeque Co. is having hard times and is cutting back. The menu we saw seemed to have fewer choices than many folks have mentioned. Ribs are only available on weekends. Perhaps the best days here have past.

The atmosphere is nice enough: that back porch look, with lots of stuff on the walls, too-loud music playing, and a too-loud TV playing sports. Waitress was nice and the owner came over and described the different sauces, and talked barbeque with us; a super nice guy.

We had a BBQ sandwich and some ribs and sides, and a piece of cake. The pulled BBQ is absolutely nothing special; dry, not smoky. No wonder they have so many sauces; you'll need them to add some flavor. The ribs are also nothing special. In fact, they are particularly "white" tasting, just white meat on bones, no smoke, no juice, no flavor. The potatoes and onions raved about previously are run-of-the-mill homefries that taste WAY too salty (I imagine that if a cook had tasted them they would not have been served). The beans are also ordinary (like canned with the addition of some pulled pork) as is the slaw and cake.

In short: nothing special.

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Just some of the sauces offered to dress your meat at Dixie Barbeque.  At the far right is Dixie's own-brand super-hot sauce.
"Just some of the sauces offered to dress your meat at Dixie Barbeque. At the far right is Dixie's own-brand super-hot sauce."
Michael Stern





An easy-wipe checked tablecloth and a beer bottle used as a flower planter:  infallible indicators of a real mid-south barbecue parlor.
"An easy-wipe checked tablecloth and a beer bottle used as a flower planter: infallible indicators of a real mid-south barbecue parlor."
Michael Stern


You can't see the sign for it in this picture, but Dixie Barbeque offers a
"You can't see the sign for it in this picture, but Dixie Barbeque offers a "Pig-Up Window" on the side for orders to go."
Michael Stern



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