Dick's Last Resort - San Diego
Dick's Last Resort - San Diego

Dick's Last Resort - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dickslastresort.com/
  • Phone: 6192319100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Kitchen is open for Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - Midnight, Venue open till 2 am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Arnie Espinoza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We have the ability to wrap it up and send it to go. We also do booths at street events and festivals. Contact Perri, our Group Sales Manager at 619-231-9100
  • Entertainment: Live Rock & Roll bands Thurs - Saturday Nights, beginning at 8pm.
  • Special Events: We host a variety of special events. Some are here at our great venue and some are in conjunction with the local community like the Gaslamp Quarter Association. Our neighborhood also hosts amazing corporate block parties for thousands of conventioneers several times a year. Contact Perri, our Group Sales Manager at 619-231-9100 for details on buy-out, block parties and any kind of special event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: J street and K Street
  • Public Transit: San Diego Trolley - Convention Center / Gaslamp
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Street Parking ends at 6 pm nightly and is not enforced on Sundays. Look for nearby Parking structures for best rates on busy nights & weekends. Valet Parking available nearby.
A word from Dick's Last Resort - San Diego
The most outrageously good time in the Gaslamp. Boasting Downtown's San Diego's largest outdoor patio & Featuring "service with attitude", Dick's provides an irreverent dining experience that's "All in Fun & Fun for All". Our expansive dining area seats up to 412 guests, with a semi-exclusive "pit" area that seats 144 guests. Our Patio boasts enough room for 350 Reception style or 178 seated. Our facility includes a stage with professional lighting, a top-of-the-line sound system, 14 flat-screen televisions, and a 100" projection screen. Our servers and facilities can be customized to handle any party with any level of candor, be it a raging bachelor party or a corporate retreat. Two bars, 90 varieties of beer and premium spirits are available. Dick's offers a wide variety of dining packages and is the city's premiere location for parties of any size and for any occasion. Save 15% if you Book by 10/31 http://bit.ly/DicksHolidayParties
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Dick's Last Resort - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Okay.. I know DLR is known for their customer service and how they go about treating their customers in a brash kind of way... Ive been here before prior to this time. however, Theres a very fine line between being funny and being absolutely rude.. and that line was crossed from the minute we walked in.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Good Service = unhappy
    Msfre1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We came on a Monday (that was the birthday girl actual birthday). There was a nice crowd outside for the game. We came specifically to be insulted and enjoy a "Dick's Experience". Unfortunately , Monday nights are NOT the nights for this (they told us the weekend is more their norm). The service was GREAT,. we got "pleases" and "thank yous" instead of shut your face, you are eating too much (or whatever we thought we were gonna get). Our server did make us laugh and before we left, he threw napkins and fortune cookies at us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crazy atmosphere
    tbearnando
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wild loud and obnoxious but that's what they are know for. Throwing napkins at you and embarrassing hats made to fit personalities. You have to try it! Fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a laugh
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is the typical bar food but the attitude from the staff great. You expect rude people and that's what you get. Best part of the night is the hats. The staff makes you wear these paper hats that let's just say are not rated PG 13. Overall great adult fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wouldn't go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was totally culture shocked at how totally rude one of the girls was! I understand playing, and having a good time but when they start bagging on the way I walk it's crossing the line. Never again will I eat there!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Evening
    Sandiego
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was great!! Waiter and staff were such jerks!! I took 2 foreign exchange students (Brazil & Germany) and they had no idea what kind of place this was. They had so much fun when they figured out what was going on. Loved it!! Place is great for the experience, the food is just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dicks Last Resort
    Bell
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was decent and it was overall a fun experience. The food is just overpriced for the quality you get. If you really want to experience the restuarant, if recommend going during a less busy time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THIS WAS FUN
    JMERIK
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    REALLY GREAT STAFF. LIVED UP TO IT'S EXPECTATIONS. WILL BE BACK AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Diego Favorite
    Yodog55
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always visit Dicks when in San Diego. We appreciated the fact that we questioned portion on the 1/2 rack of ribs since it looked very small. Our server then ordered another portion and we were not charged. He made sure to come back and make sure second order was ok. Always a interesting time there. Enjoyed listening to Wildside while we ate dinner :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Sunny
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We took our friend to Dick's to celebrate her 50th birthday, expecting sarcasm, raunchy comments and all that we heard about. None of us had been to Dick's before and we were expecting a great time at the expense of the birthday girl. Well, our waitress barely said anything to us! We ordered some drinks and an appetizer first, but it took so long and we didn't get any fun sarcasm or joking around, so we decided not to stay and have dinner. The waitress came up to our table 4 times: 1st to introduce herself and tell us she was busy with the bigger party at the end of our table. 2nd to take our drink & appetizer order. 3rd to drop it off. 4th dropped off a bill & put a dunce cap on the birthday girl.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not the best
    izzy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Honestly there is so Much hype but the food is so basic I would never go again
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay
    Theresa
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was okay, but we mainly went there for the atmosphere. Fun place for groups and special occasions like bacherlorette parties etc. I've been there a few times before and this time wasn't as good, but I would still go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great place to celebrate a birthday. Our server went over the top to make it memorable. Definitely a place to let your hair down and relax. Raunchy but fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    RainbowCal
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My friends and I celebrated a late birthday and pre-deployment dinner together here. Our waitress, Dirty Sanchez, was good humored and the perfect amount of rude to make our dinner extremely fun. I already plan to bring more friends here after deployment, and am excited to return. I would recommend this place to anyone who isn't overly sensitive or easily insulted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with delightful service
    Meburma
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Dick's provides the most entertaining dining experience you will ever have. Enjoy the food, stay for the service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate something
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Come with a purpose to celebrate. You miss the fun if you come for the food or simply to watch others. The food was better than expected. Watch the drinks. No prices listed. Quite a surprise in the end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fun for our group but the food was horrible! No prices on the drink menu so difficult to budget. Probably would not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    Redwineroad
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to Dicks, and it will be our last. I realize it was a busy night, but our party of 3 was sandwiched in between 3 large groups. I think we were the last priority. Part of the fun of Dicks is the fun service, banter with the server. We revieved none of that.. Food was ok,, and it was cold and took forever. Not for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best rehearsal dinner ever!
    newlaube
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My new husband and I are from out of town, and we were looking for a suitable restaurant to take our soon-to-be joined families for dinner. Dick's was the PERFECT setting to have the families sit together, laugh and enjoy being silly. We had multiple small children with us as well, and they had so much fun being in a different restaurant environment. They could laugh, have fun and be silly....very unlike most restaurants they have been to. Our large group had a great time and will be talking about this for years to come!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    fun4two
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    every time I and my husband eat out Dicks and one other place is all we go because we enjoy the people, the service, the bands. The last time we went was for his birthday party of sorts and not only did I not spend as much as I had saved for the night but the server was worried about how I would get home with a very sweet drunk husband. I totally love going to Dicks and will go again maybe with more people next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dicks review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Super fun and great for birthday occasions. Loved the sarcasm of the waiters. Awesome environment and cool ideas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but be prepared!
    BigBen71
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The type of service they provide might be called a "gimmick" by some but regardless of their special brand of "service" the food is very, very good!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FUN!
    Penny
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is a unique, upbeat and fun restaurant. The food is ok, it is also expensive for what you get, but for a special occasion it's worth it as our group was unaware of what happens that made it even more fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 77 reviews are from the Dick's Last Resort - San Diego reviews archive.
  • First Time At Dicks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This was our first time at the bar. It was a very different experience. We enjoyed the food very much. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food is terrible and way to expensive, Just a place for drinking
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WASTE OF TIME
    vsecret420
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    First off, i made reservations and didnt even need them..the place was empty, no entertainment!!..Came here expecting to dine inside, instead they were directing everyone outside in the hot sun..i was beyond livid not getting to enjoy the damn rstrnt..I drove 100 miles to end up at Red Lobster instead..Best decision ever made!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun!!!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Great place for adults, the larger the group, the more fun it is! Food was delish!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Bachelorette Party
    Itisjustme
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a great time celebrating a bachelorette party. Perfect loud party atmosphere. Our waiter was great (perfect amount of rudeness) he kept the group entertained and the live music was an added bonus. Definitely not a place to go to if you are trying to have a romantic and/or quiet date night. The food was just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a memorable occassion..No
    up2goout
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great for a memorable occassion..Not for the weak at heart. Pretty Loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed......
    HappyBdayMatt
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I scheduled this on open table and noted in the comments that it was my daughter's 18th Birthday celebration and if they could make it a memorable one. They did a great celebration for the table next to us and after seeing that we got excited for her. Time passed and nothing happened. We told our waitress that it was her birthday. She did nothing... Maybe she didn't believe us???
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I get it. We should've known what we were getting into. This place was bad because that is what they're going for.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible food great margarita
    bdaygurl28
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food is disappointing. No seasoning what so ever. The drinks however were potent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last night in San Diego
    Robbo
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We were in San Diego for a work conference having traveled from Australia. I took my team there for our last night and we had a great time. The service and atttiude was awesome and the food and drinks fantastic. Some of my team commented that it was the best restaurant they had ever been to! The band was also excellent. It was a great venue for our noisy group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but I thought
    Julie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was good, but I thought you didn't get much for the cost. Very fun place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I really had no idea what I was getting us into when I made this reservation but I sure am glad I did. The servers "attitudes" and "rudeness" were hysterical. I had the Pasta la Vista with Chicken and my husband had the Fish and Chips. Both of our meals were outstanding. I'll go again next time I'm in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Birthday
    MeadowSpringsLabradors
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I took my daughter to Dicks for her 17th birthday. We had an amazing time. Best part was when the server put her face in a plate of whipped cream. A memorable night for all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and drinks are way too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    food and drinks are way too expensive for the quality
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Hoss Review
    Hoss
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The experience was unforgettable. It was very exciting the way the servers play with you. It is a flirting and teasing experience. i was hoping it would be a little more inappropriate but I realized that the staff must tame it down for the general public. Someone came up behind me and placed a handmade hat from butcher paper that someone had written on in magic marker, "Viagra saved my marriage." true it had but how did they know that? it was a blast and the food was excellent. The taste, the flavor and the texture were wonderful. i must say that the overall dining experience far exceeded my expectations! I will go back the next time I’m Insane Diego!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday spot!!
    winnerwinnnerckndinner
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I went out with a group of girlfriends for my 30th birthday and had a blast!! This was all of our first times being there and they made sure to make us feel welcomed, in classic Dicks Last Resort fashion of course! It is a nice change up from a normal restaurant scene and I can not wait to go back. They had us laughing the entire time making the trip there well worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible food & service
    jeff32
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    .our waitress was dry I know the concept of dicks i ve been 4 times but the waitress was lame. ordered chicken nachos they came with out chicken i got charged for chicken even after i complained. bought a $26 drink with very little to no alchol in it
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate