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Order with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - Packaged and Portioned BBQ For Your Next Gathering


Hosting a get together, tailgate party, engagement party or any other gathering Is a lot harder than it seems. Leave it to our experienced pitmasters who are here to help you throw down the best BBQ party! Use our guidance to help you with how much barbecue you should order per person to get the perfect serving sizes.

Throwing a birthday bash, backyard BBQ, graduation party, I do BBQ? Not sure how much food you need to get to feed all of your guests? Leave it up to Dickey’s Barbecue pit to cater your next gathering with prepackaged and portioned meals just for your convenience! Choose from a variety of our catering services like our portioned delivery buffet to our individually packaged grab and go boxed meals.


When ordering from Dickey’s, we typically serve a third of a pound of meat per person, which equates to approximately 5.33 ounces total. This is the perfect portion size when ordering for your guests. Ordering some of our fall-off-the-bone pork ribs? We recommend that you order about 2 to 3 ribs per person. Choose from a variety of our competition style barbecue that has been smokin’ low and slow in our hickory wood pit. We smoke our meats every day to ensure you get the freshest Legit. Texas. Barbecue. Choose from our competition style brisket, fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, marinated BBQ chicken, kielbasa sausages, pulled pork, and more!




Texas-style barbecue is incomplete without authentic southern style sides. Choose from a variety of sides like our mac and cheese, cabbage slaw, creamy spinach, barbecue beans, baked potato casserole, and more. How much sides should you get for your barbecue? “3 different sides make for a great spread. To make sure everyone gets enough food, I recommend 4-5 ounces of sides per person,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. When you order catering from Dickey’s, each guest gets a buttery roll and condiments like onions, pickles, barbecue sauce, and more! When planning for your next get together, order our extra-large sides that come in gallon sizes, feeding about 20-25 people.



Wash it all down with a gallon of our house made tea, sweet and unsweet. Your guests will love having their very own lil’ yellow cup, especially as a souvenir. A gallon will serve about 8-10 people.



Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is here to take the stress of feeding your guests away with our catering services from boxed lunches, delivery buffet, to even party platters and packs. We have the best Texas style barbecue options from our slow smoked meats to our southern style sides. The question remains, how much barbecue do I order for my party of 20, 35, or even 50 people. Have a party coming up with double the guests? No worries, Dickey’s caters to any event and any size! Keep in mind that when you are catering an event with kids, one adult meal portion will feed two children under the age of 12. Here is our guide to ordering just the right amount of food for your BBQ party:



How much BBQ for 20 people:

  • 8 pounds (128 oz) of meat total (2 meats recommended)
  • 1 XL size (feeds 10-12 people) for each side ordered
  • Drinks: 2 gallons
  • 20 buttery rolls
  • 1/3 relish tray pan
  • 3 pints of BBQ sauce

How much BBQ for 35 people:

  • 14 pounds (224 oz) of meat total (2 meats recommended)
  • 1-2 XL size for each side ordered
  • Drinks: 4 gallons
  • 35 buttery rolls
  • 1/2 relish tray pan
  • 4 pints of BBQ sauce

How much BBQ for 50 people:

  • 18 pounds (288 oz) of meat total (2 meats recommended)
  • 2 XL sides of each side ordered
  • Drinks: 5 gallons
  • 50 buttery rolls
  • 1/2 relish tray pan
  • 5 pints of BBQ sauce 

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1 pound of meat feeds how many?

1 pound can feed about 2 adults or 3-4 children, depending on the appetites. 

1 pound of beef brisket feeds how many?

2-3 people can share a pound of brisket. Depending on everyone's appetite, you can stretch to 4 people eating off off one pound. 

1 pound of rib tips:

Typically, five to six ribs per pound, or about three to four ribs per plate.