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  • Mosca
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    • Oct 2014
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    • PA
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    Tell me about Mission BBQ

    We have one opening on Friday.

    There is a Smokey Bones nearby; it’s not terrible because it’s well run by a guy who likes BBQ. We had a Dickie’s that was okay, but not great.

    My experience is that the quality of a franchise location depends more on the people running them than it does on the name on the sign; Nevertheless, I’d like to know what the baseline is for a place like this: is it closer to Famous Dave’s, or to Dinosaur?
  • ssandy_561
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 952
    • Central OHIO

    #2
    We have one about 30 minutes from us. I will not make a special trip to go but if we are up there doing something else its an option for lunch or dinner. Not sure about the other two you are comparing it to so I can not help you there.

    Another reason this is always an option for lunch and dinner is what they do for the community and for the people that protect and serve our country.

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    • HawkerXP
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      #3
      We have one close by. Went opening day. Wasn't impressed. Haven't gone back. Big truck out front with cooker on back belching smoke but not doing the cooking.???

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      • Polarbear777
        Polarbear777 commented
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        Exactly my experience as well.
    • RonB
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      #4
      I have been and also was not impressed. However, I have several friends that love it. They do have prime rib as a special, but I didn't see that until we were eating. If I go back, it will be to try the prime rib...

      There are four restaurants being built near me, and Mission is one of them. I am not planning to go for Q. However I am interested in trying the BurgerIM being built in the same strip. It's an Israeli based burger chain...

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      • shush
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        • Sep 2016
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        #5
        There are quite a few around my area. Mostly good. I am not former military, but one of the things that does impress me, is that every day, at noon, they require the patrons that can stand, to stand, as the National Anthem is played. Former / active military and first responders get discounts. Of all the BBQ I've had (excluding my own), I'd give them a solid 7.5/10. The one closest to me said they did burnt ends... it was _not_ burnt ends as much as it was just cubed brisket, rolled in sauce and re-heated.

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        • clb239
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          • Oct 2016
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          • Farmville, Va
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          #6
          We have two in two, soon to be three, in the Richmond, Va area. They are by far better than average in my opinion.

          One thing I do know is that they are no franchises, they are all company owned and they do support the Military and first responders. At noon every day they stop and play the Star Spangled Banner.

          The one where I paid attention to the smokers was done on several Southern Pride smokers.

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          • klflowers
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 2142
            • Tennessee

            #7
            We have one near us, and my son and I went when it first opened. While I like the military ties, I wasn't that impressed with the Q. Haven't been back after that one time.

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            • ofelles
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              • Jun 2018
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              #8
              We had a decent BBQ joint in town but it closed up a few months ago, shame. We have a Dickie's here also. Dickie's and Denny's have a couple of things in common.....1 they both begin with a D and 2 You don't go to either, you may end up there but you don't go there. IMHO (last time about 5 years ago at least)
              Last edited by ofelles; November 20th, 2019, 03:32 PM.

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              • HouseHomey
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                We have a Dickies around the corner in Fountan valley I’ve always wondered about.
            • Chewey
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              • Mar 2016
              • 17
              • Riverview, FL

              #9
              I 100% agree that it depends more on who is running the smoker (and the rest of the store) than the name on the door. The Dickey's in Papillion, NE (outside of Omaha) wasn't that great the 1 time I went. The Dickey's in central Tucson was decent for a chain (not to mention BBQ options in Tucson are slim) but the Dickey's in Riverview FL had some of the best BBQ I've had at a restaurant. Interestingly enough, the one in central Tucson cut ties with Dickey's and opened under their own name. It was the same Q flavor, just a different name. I had Mission BBQ cater my promotion party and it was pretty darn good...they even brought the truck to the house! Give it a shot and let us know how it is.

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              • Mosca
                Mosca commented
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                Will do. Not sure when, though, because this is holiday season and time gets tight. But neither them nor me are going anywhere.
            • Bkhuna
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              • Apr 2019
              • 329
              • Merritt Island Florida

              #10
              We have one in Orlando. I've been very hesitant to visit it because it's located next to the airport, and nothing, I repeat nothing near the airport is worth visiting. I figured it was just FauxBQ designed for people who don't know any better and most likely won't be coming back anyway.

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              • cliffdw1
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                • Sep 2019
                • 40
                • Murfreesboro, Tn.

                #11
                I think it's okay. Friends tell me it's great but they don't have smokers so......

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