Dick's Last Resort - San Antonio

3.8
237 reviews
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$30 and under
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This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon, chicken and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as "The Rowdy of the River..
Fronted by an exceptional view of the water, there's patio seating year 'round. Come see why Dick's has been River Walk legend since the craziness began in 1987!
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not what I was expecting, I understand they have to be 'rude' or 'sarcastic' but when I ask or order something I expect to get what I want/need. Not my kind of place. Food was blah and overpriced.

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AG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I sat at the bar and had a few drinks and an order of buffalo wings. The bartenders were fun. The wings were cold.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a first visit for our teenagers. Was great to see them get the back-talk even faster than they can dish it out. Food and drinks were great! Fun night out!

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RI
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

table was in corner with stools and terrible to seat 9 people . Food was low level quality.

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QH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I ordered a buffalo chicken sandwich and my chicken was not cooked all the way. The middle of my sandwich was pink and spongy. I only found this out after taking a bite of my sandwich and realizing the texture in my mouth was not that of cooked chicken.

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1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I fully understood the theme of this restaurants and actually laughed at the rudeness of the staff. But when the theatrics interfere with the service is where I decide if I will ever go back. Our ketchup bottle was empty & my child needed ketchup for her overpriced burger. I told our waiter we needed another bottle, he took the empty one and never brought another one back. I asked another waiter for some ketchup and he just said “no” and walked away. Safe to say the tip reflected the service I received, and even safer to say I won’t be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our server , very funny but still had some manners wasn’t a complete dick . Definitely will be making a trip back

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited San Antonio and this was definitely one restaurant I looked forward to eating at. We had so much fun and got some great souvenirs. Needless to say we will be back for sure!

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1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Our waitress knew she would get 20% tip because we were a table bigger than six, so she didn’t try at all or fit the character of a Dick’s server. And it was a birthday party.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible! For a theme they are trying to sell, Dicks should hire the right servers. Our service was terrible, we traveled to San Antonio and thought Dicks would be fun, we were wrong. Ended up with $110 bill, food was awful, and hardly saw our waiter. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! Waste of our time.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have fun at DSL and it's perfect for starting the night off!

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LW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun atmosphere!!! We had so much fun being insulted! What an awesome concept.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We normally love Dicks and was very excited to take our family. We had a big group 8 adults and three children. Our food wait time was huge. No salads. Our waiter wasn’t near as good as the norm. In the end 3 people in our group left to dine some where else (even though food was ordered making a 186.00 bill). After getting back to Kansas I noticed our 15 off 30 or more was never taken.

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MK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect bad service!

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We brought my cousin from Michigan for his first time and our server was not very interactive with us and my cousin was pretty bored. On top of that we noticed we were charged for extras in our margaritas that we had not asked for, chicken on our nachos that we did not ask for, and were charged twice on both sales and alcohol taxes. Overall we were very disappointed and are not likely to return again.

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JM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Fun, drinking kind of place. Always a good time.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Pues, para quien le gusta el mal servicio es Un paraíso.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Too loud for my sound-sensitive 7 yr old. We couldn't stay and left shortly after we were seated. Servers were a bit obnoxious, but I suspect that's part of the intended ambiance. Ratings of food and value not indicative, since we didn't stay to eat, but wanted to share this here. This is not an appropriate restaurant for parents of children with sensory challenges - atmosphere was overstimulating.

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H
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience was what we expected and did not disappoint. The waiters were great and the service was prompt. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and drinks were excellent

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RW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun! Full of sarcasm and great food! Good for a laugh, but not good if you are easily offended. Food was great, location on the River Walk was perfect!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Didn’t honor our OpenTable reservation (said something about a $50 deposit, which was not an option on OpenTable). Expected a server with an attitude and a fun atmosphere. Instead it was an absent server and a hostile, angry atmosphere. Food was just ok. Wouldn’t recommend for what it cost.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast!!! Highly recommended for a fun filled evening at the riverwalk!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and atmosphere great! When we made our reservation we requested a very “rude” server because we had special guests that had never experienced Dicks. We were extremely disappointed. Our past experiences were so much more fun. This was a toned down G setting. All six of us are adults that can give as good as we get. The bartender and other servers were great. Ours just wasn’t. The hats were pretty much all we got. Too bad as the first experience at Dicks should last a lifetime. That’s why we keep bringing our guests there.

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GK
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Mark was awesome but my food was awful. I'll still come back. There was nothing voluptuous about those chicken breast. I need to change the name from the dolly to the Goldie

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was very bland and left a lot to be desired, if you are looking for great food not the place to go. A good laugh, sure.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 1st time ever being there and the overall experience was pretty phenomenal our waiter Ted was fantastic made us laugh was full of sarcasm the menu that he suggested was right on point had never tried gator before and it was very good the hacks that he made for my boss and I were amazing the shrimp was absolutely amazing in the boil

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A
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall great restaurant and love the theme. Really makes it stick out from other food chains. But the service there is slow. Even asked for a to-go plate but never received one even after our waitress took a while to get our checks paid. If they sped up the service, checked in a little more, and kept better tabs on what the tables want then this place would deserve 5 stars.

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H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Seated promptly and service was as expected. Food was ok

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MA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun fun fun

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LN
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Siempre es un buen lugar en donde cenar. Ambiente agradable. Una pena que ya no tengan música en vivo.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Our server was not as we had expected. Needed to be way more of a dick; since that is why we went there.

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TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was okay - food was served quickly and server was knowledgeable

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Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place you will love it

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Atmosphere was awesome! Loved all the jokes and over the top waiters. Food was good as well.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely the worst experience ever. Will never go back The shtick is fun until you mess up the food the client is dropping over $100 for. Then it genera to stop until you put it right.

When two of the four are still waiting for the entree when the other two have finished. When the $22 steak is so over cooked. When the server blames you for eating the wrong tables food (as if I went to the kitchen and took it) And the server continues to ridicule me not just to our table but every table around us for complaining.

They comped the food in he end. But not the point.

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SE
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time with our waiter Fox!!!! Great food, great atmosphere, would go back again and again!

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VV
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Was very very loud. Could not even hear our server. Was a busy night. Had to ask for hats. Ribs tasted day old. Crabby balls not so good... Steak was very tough and chewy but grilled shrimp was great! Our server was good but I think she took it easy on the insults because we had kids lol but they could have taken it lol. Overall probably wasn't worth the hassle it was taking a family of six down there....

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S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Worst restaurant ever. Was trying to have a serious conversation with my spouse over dinner (we had reservations) when the hostess decides to seat another couple (random strangers) at our table with us. We got up and left immediately. Not to mention we were ridiculed for not having alcoholic beverages, well not all grown folks care to have drinks while out for dinner. Will never visit another Dicks Last Resort again, even if it’s a “last resort”, i’ll just go hungry.

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BW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dick’s is always a must when visiting the Riverwalk!

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MW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was just ok, nothing spectacular. Our waitress was wonderful, though not rude like she's supposed to be...lol, we did however, enjoy her. Wait time sucked, but they took care of that.

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