- General Info:
- Built in 1887 and a historic landmark in Boston, the venue is named after Capt. S. Dillon who was stationed here from 1920 to 1950. Like it's name sake, Dillon's is known for it's warm hospitality, engaging people and spirited nightlife. An All-American menu, two levels and the best patio in the Back Bay make Dillon's a local's favorite.
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- Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Dillon's Restaurant and Bar
- American Restaurants
- Other Information:
Cuisines: Burgers, American, Hot Dogs, Omelets
Price Range : Average
On vacation, walked past Dillons on our way to Prudential building. Looked like a neat little place. Went back to check it out. Had a beerah and requested a table. We were seated in the patio section, great people watching and atmosphere. Manager went out of her way to see that we were taken care off. Food was good.
I went here with a party of 9!! I have celiac disease and when I asked if they had anything Gluten Free they looked at me like I was I just asked the most impossible thing in the world.. She told me that I Should know what I can eat and got me the head chef.. He also said no and that he can't do through all of his ingredients because there are too many!! and lastly, the other worker who was just watching this adds, ""so I guess you can't have anything!"" So rude I spent the entire nigh...view moret crying and didn't eat a thing thanks to this staff who couldn't be accomodating at all and make a dish for me ! They are ignorant and that is there JOB to know this information! Don't go here for dinner!view less
Fun atmosphere, has a very stylish look without a stuffy feel to it. The food is great and affordable. Filling salads, large and very tasty pizzas, amazing burgers. Service was good; bartenders are very talkative and knowledgeable about their craft and the wait staff are always friendly. Great place to go for lunch, dinner, or an evening drink, but can get pretty packed with a late night college scene. If you don't stay there too late on Fridays or Saturdays you can avoid seeing the ar...view moreray of ridiculous drunk young adults making fools of themselves.view less
This place is always over crowded, the lower-level area stinks, you will encounter most abnoxious and ill-mannered bartenders/hostesses and the bouncers are so hostile who always look for fight with customers. On my list of restuarants and bars this one makes the bottom most entry!
The outdoor patio (while not the biggest) is a great place to unwind after work. Dillon's has a great selection of specialty drinks and lots of good apps that are big enough to share. There is usually a good mix of young professionals, students (with credit cards) and locals. The atmosphere is a lot nicer than some of the other bars on Boylston, without being stuffy. Service can be spotty, but as long as you're not in a rush, usually works out fine.
On the recomendation of a friend, my husband and I went to Dillon's last night. I read the on line reviews and wasn't expecting such great food and attentive service. Starting with the calamari that was crispy and tasty with a very nice red sauce to dip into, followed by their excellent scallop and pear salad, I couldn't have been more delighted. My husband opted for traditional fish and chips and was also very happy with his choice. My 16 year old son accompanied us and his BBQ ch...view moreicken pizza was surprisingly tasty and his coke glass was never empty as our server brought a new one as soon as his glass got low. Though I could have brought the salad home for another whole meal, my son and husband finished it off for me....even after their rather large portions! The wine was delicious and though we were offered coffee and dessert, we had our fill. I don't know what some of you are talking about. This was a dining experience I would repeat. The serving staff was incredibly friendly and attentive and the food was outstanding. The prices were quite good as well.view less
I agree with last few posts - the people here who gave Dillon's an above average rating clearly work for the place. First off starting at the door, the bouncers were ridiculously rude with the people ahead of me in line, pretty much to the point of being bigoted. One of the people in the group had a foreign ID and the bouncer told him he couldn't get in and told him to go back to his own country - I was pretty surprised to hear this in Boston. That should have been a sign for us to ...view morestay away but once we were seated, it was another 15 minutes before someone came around to help us, and then 45 minutes for our meals to come out even though there weren't many people seated for dinner. Food, well the burgers were overcooked, pizza was bland and mushy...and the pasta all three (overcooked, bland and mushy). The crowd was 3/4 guys and I can't imagine the average age was any higher than 22...so if you're looking for a frat party crowd you may enjoy this, but we didn't. Anyways, I just can't even think of a single reason I would even consider going back.view less
When I first walked in I thought Dillon's had potential...boy was I wrong. Red Sox/Yankees game aside I was appalled at the attitude of the waitstaff, there complete lack of care, and the general attitude the staff used in interacting with customers. We had been sitting at a table for about 20 minutes with staff walking by us constantly, never asking about orders or anything (we'd be standing before) so when people were ready for drinks again someone went over to the bar to order. A...view more whilel later a waiter came by, told us we weren't allowed to order at the bar, but didn't offer to take an order, and when my friend came back with beers the waiter walked by and made a face at us. Does the staff not understand if you don't offer people drinks that they'll get them on there own? It was my first time there, and I can say I will not go back. The crowds and service at other Boylston St bars are FAR better!!!!! After we left I was walking down Boylston and tempted to go back and tell everyone in line that other bars didn't have a line and to go elsewhere!view less
Whomever wrote the above reviews rating this bar anywhere above ""Below Average"" clearly worked for Dillon's and was making a weak attempt to draw in some business. The staff at Dillon's, especially the weekend manager, was so rude to our friends that people actually left early from my husband's birthday party. \r
From the bouncers at the door insisting that we pay him under the table to allow our friends to by pass the line, to the bar tender who added his own tip to his tab when ...view morethe guest had decided not to tip him due to his appalling rude behavior, to the waitress who spilled an entire tray full of drinks on our guests and still charged us for the drinks without apologizing for soaking our guests with alcohol.\r
We recently moved here from Chicago where renting a section of a bar for a private party means the bar will reserve the section of the bar for your guests, not book two other parties and seat people for dinner. The experience was so bad that our friends threw my husband a second birthday party at their home just to make up for the horrible experience we had at that bar. \r
I do not reccomend this bar to ANYONE. The staff behaved as if we should feel lucky that they allowed us into the bar and the bar tenders added/increased their own tip to people's tabs. (Our friends disputed the charges with their credit card companies and they were removed). \rview less