I tried out Dixie Belle’s because I figured for our family, we’d each have something we could find that we’d like there. I was in the mood for ribs, my husband just wants plain ol’ meat (he’s still on that Keto diet), and my son likes hot dogs. It’s a bit difficult to see exactly what’s available at Dixie Belle’s, as the menus are a bit scattered all around the front. We were done ordering before I noticed the kid’s menu taped to the counter, and changed my son’s order of a hot dog to a corn dog.
I ordered a 1/3 rack of ribs, with coleslaw and cinnamon apples on the side (it also comes with hush puppies or toast), my son got the hot dog with sweet potato fries (which also comes with hush puppies), but he changed it to a corn dog at the last second, and my husband got a 1/2 pound of shredded BBQ pork. It all came out to only $20, including drinks, and I wasn’t sure whether or not to tip since it wasn’t a traditional waiter type service. I tipped $3 just to be on the safe side. We were given a number, got our drinks and utensils, and picked out a table.
The wait wasn’t too long. We got our food in little plastic baskets with a wax paper liner. The meat came in a little Styrofoam cup. My husband spread his BBQ pork out on a paper plate, used some of the vinegar BBQ sauce on it, and he said it was pretty good. Not as good as The Pig or The Pit, but for $5 it was decent.
My ribs were pretty tough to eat with plastic utensils. I ended up just using my hands. It was a bit dried out, and pretty fatty and gristly, so I was wishing I had ordered the shredded pork my husband got. The coleslaw and hush puppies were better though. I also split the cinnamon apples with my son, as they made for a good dessert.
I usually prefer table service restaurants, and I know the Pig and Pit are a lot better. But this place is close, so I think if I get a craving for some shredded pork takeout, I’d be willing to come back again and pick some up.