The restaurant closed as of last Friday night.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Anyone stopping by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in the Ashbrook Commons shopping center over the long weekend was probably surprised to find the doors locked up. The restaurant closed as of last Friday night — but it may not be permanent.

A sign on the front door read in part: “We are sorry to announce, but Friday (1/18) will be our last day open for a while. We do hope to reopen in the near future, but it will be under new management, and possibly new staff.”

From what we’ve gathered, there may be a change of ownership underway. The previous owner wasn’t able to keep the local Dickey’s going, but a new leadership team may be coming to re-open the store. We’ve heard this reopening could happen as soon as tomorrow — Wednesday, January 23.

The closure news apparently isn’t all that surprising. According to a report in Restaurant Business Online, the Dickey’s chain has struggled, with 113 locations closing in the 2018 fiscal year.

Stay tuned and we’ll see what happens.

Image: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  1. Jim A. 5 years ago

    The food and service aren’t that good, but I’m still surprised that Urban BBQ has lasted longer- that is the worst BBQ in Ashburn.

  2. Rob Redding 5 years ago

    I’m not surprised. for a Dickey”s, this one wasn’t very good. Went 3 different times, and on 2 of them they did not have any ribs…. the same thing happened to one over in Donn Loring and was closed for 3 or 4 months.

  3. Martha S Gerstein 5 years ago

    When they first opened I checked them out on Yelp, and the reviews were not as good as for Urban BBQ in the Giant shopping center. I never went to Dickey’s, in part for that reason.

    • Phillipo 5 years ago

      Unfortunately I went once and never returned worst service and food .

  4. EMJ 5 years ago

    I liked Dickey’s BBQ when it opened, but since Mission BBQ opened that’s now my go to. There’s ALOT of BBQ around here now, so distance is the only thing stopping people from eating at what they think is the best BBQ place. For me, if I’m driving down to Ashburn for BBQ, it’s only another 4 or 5 min to get to Mission BBQ. That being said, I hope they work things out and can stay open. As noted by others, there are worse BBQ places that are still open. Honestly, they would probably do better in Leesburg since they would be further away from a lot of the quick service type BBQ competition.

  5. Jim 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, Mission beats them by a mile in every respect.

  6. GK 5 years ago

    Best brisket in town! Don’t even need bbq sauce. That was my go to place. Hope to see it reopen

  7. Diane 5 years ago

    We ordered delivery from then once. Food was mediocre at best and they forgot literally half of our order. Then only offered us a credit of $3 on our bill. Never ate there or ordered from them again.

  8. Sean Stone 5 years ago

    After trying them once, I couldn’t really see them surviving now that Mission is here.

  9. WellIsn'tThatSpecial? 5 years ago

    Mission BBQ? Really? I mean, its OK, but McDonald’s has OK hamburgers. I don’t get it.

  10. Grant March 5 years ago

    I’ve eaten at other Dickies before. Sort of the Mcdonald of BBQ joints, but had been “just OK” anough. The person was cutting my brisket order and a burnt part flaked off. He picked it up and put it in his mouth like it was his home BBQ. Never returned. Hopefully the new ownership makes changes, but it won’t keep me from Mission.

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