Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Tiger Point hasn’t even been open for a year and a half yet, and they are already expanding.
Owner Wendy Williams and her hard-working team will continue to serve delicious Texas-style, slow-cooked barbecue at Dickey’s in Tiger Point, located in the plaza in front of Publix. And starting this fall they will be opening a waterfront location in the center of Navarre!
The plan is to open the Navarre location on the last day of October.
“We’re pushing very hard for a Halloween Grand Opening Bash, if it has to be a Pre-Thanksgiving Bash, we can work with it.” said Karen Edwards, managing partner of Navarre Dickey’s Barbecue.
Williams said she’s already got the Gulf Breeze Zoo lined up to bring ambassador animals, and there will be live music at the Navarre grand opening.
“The Krewe of Airship Pirates will be there in full pirate regalia. It’s going to be so much fun!” Williams said.
Dickey’s will even be giving away a free year of barbecue to one lucky guest at the grand opening, so you won’t want to miss this. Stay tuned to Navarre Press for more details on the specific date and time of the grand opening celebration.
The new Navarre location will be located right next to Dewey Destin’s in the old Helen Back building on the south side of Highway 98.
The Navarre location will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Breakfast options will be available, and they will have a full bar.
At full capacity there will be 140 seats inside with 28 additional seats at the bar and 30 seats outside.
“It’s going to be a full-on experience down there,” said Jeremy Dykes, general manager of Navarre Dickey’s Barbecue
The adults will have the full bar, the water view and the sunsets while the children will have the arcade, children eat free Sunday and free ice cream.
“We’re right next door to Navarre Water Sports with the inflatable water park and the miniature golf course,” Edwards said. “There’s a bridge that connects the two properties so you can just walk on over.”
On top of the business expansion, Dickey’s Barbecue will also be adding some menu changes to spice things up a bit for the fall. Nationwide Dickey’s will be debuting their very own brisket chili and barbecue nachos will be added as a local favorite to both the Navarre and Tiger Point menus. Another addition for the fall will be the savory Brunswick stew made with slow smoked brisket and pork and mixed vegetables, cooked with authentic barbecue flavor.
Dickey’s Barbecue will be a different kind of barbecue than what Navarre is used to
“We’re bringing in the legit Texas-style barbecue,” Edwards said. “You can’t compare a steakhouse to a seafood house. That’s kind of how it is in the barbecue world. We’re not better than, we’re just different.”
The new Navarre location is 6,000 square feet and will have the option for live music and movie nights, Edward says.
And it doesn’t stop there.
A new bakery called The Sweet Shoppe will open inside of Dickey’s location in Navarre. This shop will sell baked goods, ice cream, specialty coffee drinks and milkshakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
“We are very excited about opening in Navarre,” Williams said.
The Tiger Point restaurant is still open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday children 12 and younger eat free. Come on in with your child and let them enjoy a kid’s meal on the house, offered every Sunday with a $10 purchase per adult.
And free ice cream is served with every meal! After your meal, make sure to cleanse your palette with our free ice cream station located in the corner of the store.
Dickey’s big focus is catering. The slow-smoked style barbecue restaurant offers catering for any type of event you may throw, whether it be a corporate party, a backyard family cookout, or even a wedding.
“Catering is one of my favorite things to do,” Williams said.
They also offer self-contained box lunches for large groups. Call 850-792-7777 to schedule Dickey’s Barbecue to cater your next event.
Opening this new establishment will take a minimum of 40 employees, so the new Navarre location of Dickey’s Barbecue will be hiring hard-working individuals. If interested, you can pickup an application at the Tiger Point location.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Tiger Point Location
1480 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze, FL
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Order online at www.dickeys.com\
8651 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL
Open Weekdays 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Weekends 6 a.m. – Midnight