Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in Marysville on Oct. 21, providing the community with a new barbecue restaurant with many slow-smoked meat options.
The new restaurant is located at 8820 36th Ave. NE, Marysville.
They serve with indoor dining and online ordering for to-go, delivery and pick up.
"We're a barbecue joint and we serve legitimate Texas barbecue," said owner and operator of the local franchise Steve Barton.
There are a variety of different barbecue options at the business.
"We serve eight to nine different kinds of meat," said Barton, including pulled pork, ribs and jalapeno cheddar kielbasa sausage.
Sides available at the restaurant include macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach and potato casserole.
"My favorite has always been the brisket. I love it whether it's chopped or sliced. It's all excellent here," he said.
In addition, the restaurant serves three different kind of barbecue sauces, regular, sweet and spicy. Barton describes the spicy as "not super spicy" but a normal amount of heat for a restaurant.
The food is prepared and smoked daily.
"We slow smoke our meat every day," which gives it a good texture and flavor, said Barton.
The restaurant chain is also known for their catering, said Barton, which is something that the Marysville location will offer as well.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Marysville restaurant is taking the standard safety measures for restaurants.
"Obviously all of our team members right now are masked at all times," said Barton, and they are at 50 percent their normal capacity for tables.
"And those are wiped and sanitized after they are used," said Barton.
"We have the strictest of cleanliness standards," he said.
The recently opened restaurant has done well for their opening, said Barton.
"We've been doing quite a lot of business for the first week," he said.
"We've had our Facebook page up for a while now," he said, and many people were anticipating the opening, which had to be delayed until this October.
"So they're happy we're finally open," he said.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a family-owned national chain that was founded in 1941 in Texas and began franchising in 1994.
"We are the biggest of the barbecue chains," said Barton.
Barton is a longtime Marysville resident and a former airline pilot. He said he has lived in Marysville since 1986 and his wife has worked for the Marysville School District for many years.
He said he is happy to open a town in the community he lives.
"I like the Marysville community," he said. "We're here now and we welcome them to come down."