|Dick's Last Resort
Seafood, Ribs, etc.
N. Houston Street @ Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas (new address)
|Dick's Last Resort says on the menu, "Fancy schmancy restaurants with foreign names are a dime a dozen, but a joint with a big ol' bar, cold beer, good greezy grub, and a smart-ass bartender is hard to find." Yep, that's Dick's.
SETTING - Old warehouse in the West End district of downtown Dallas. Within walking distance from American Airlines Center (well, a little over 1/4 mile). Dallas is the home of the original Dick's Last Resort.
FOOD - It's what I would call top notch "bar food" . . . ribs, chicken, catfish, fried shrimp, crab, burgers, fries, etc. Also salads, appetizers, and even some higher-end stuff like salmon.
DRINKS - Full bar, good drinks. About 40 beers, quite a few of them in 24 oz. or 32 oz bottles . . . the larger ones are served in buckets of ice. Also a handful of drinkable wines, plus Dom Perignon and Mad Dog 20/20. I suspect they sell more MD 20/20 than D.P.
AMBIANCE - 80% French Quarter, 20% beach bar, 100% fun. Staff is chatty, prankish, and totally irreverent. Interior is turn-of-the-century rustic. Walls are covered with memorabilia and wacky signs.
MUSIC - Live every night.
RESERVATIONS - R U kidding??!!
Downside? - Same as every West End destination: Expect to pay for parking.
BOTTOM LINE - Dick's Last Resort is a great place to take friends, mother-in-laws, or visitors you don't want back. Or, it's a laid-back place to go if you just want a good time.
|Dallas Restaurant Reviews|
|Dick's Last Resort, in the historic White Swan building in the "West End", Dallas.|
|To see their web site, including links to Dick's other locations around the U.S.,
click here .