Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has officially arrived in Suffolk County.
Dickey’s, one of the nation’s largest BBQ chains, recently swung its doors open in Centereach Square at 13 Centereach Mall.
Known for their slow-cooked smoked meats and wholesome sides with “No B.S. (Bad Stuff),” the Dallas-based franchise has been around for 77 years. With over 500 locations in 44 states, 21 locations are planned to come to New York thanks to franchisee, Jerry Stephan.
This is Long Island’s second location with another spot in Lawrence. There’s also one in Brooklyn next to Barclays Center.
The Centereach venture is being run by Gerard Stephan, a longtime restauranteur.
“I opened the first Quiznos in Suffolk County,” he previously told GreaterPortJeff. “I like to bring in different concepts and BBQ is really under underrepresented on Long Island.”
The 2,150-square-foot space was formerly a frozen yogurt spot and has been vacant in recent years.
Their menu includes barbecued poultry, pork ribs and briskets, with sides like mac and cheese, baked potato casserole and warm rolls.
“I was born and raised in Long Island and know the community will love the comfort food and atmosphere Dickey’s has in store,” said Stephan. “I’m excited to offer folks in the area a new, unique option for whether they’re dining out, picking up or ordering delivery.”
Top: Pulled pork sandwich and sides from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (credit: Facebook)