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Candace LatelyEverything Morgantown

Candace Lately: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit & other small, regional chains


A few new restaurants have opened up, and there are a few older ones who haven’t made an appearance on my blog because they are in this weird bigger-than-a-local-restaurant but smaller-than-large-chains category. I’ve had a few questions lately from people out of town who either A – don’t realize these are chain restaurants or B – don’t consider them “real” chain restaurants since they’re small or regional. So, if you’re wondering about these ones because you haven’t heard of them, here are my opinions. Here’s an end-of-the-week catch up.


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit just opened in the former Oliverio’s Marketplace location. Oliverio’s Ristorante simply serves lunch at their main location now. Dickey’s is a chain BBQ place, but there aren’t many in the state. And, this is the first one in Morgantown.

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Candace Nelson
I'm Candace Nelson, and I am a West Virginia University alumna. I currently work in public relations. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in professional writing and editing, Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a focus on news-editorial (minor in Business Administration) and Master of Science in Journalism. I have a passion for reading, writing, religion, feminism, media, storytelling, West Virginia and all things local - specifically food. I fully believe in supporting the local economy and culture. As a lifelong Appalachian, I value the state and the fruits it creates.

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