Dick's Last Resort - San Antonio

3.9
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$30 and under
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American
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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MD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’ve heard about Dicks for years so finally checked it out. It was fun but I don’t feel like it lived up to the hype. Food and drinks are really overpriced. Lower your prices and be a little more rude and Dicks will live up to the hype. I saw one table get up and leave because they thought the waitress was too rude. If you’re gonna go there, toughen up or stay home!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The place was empty upstairs, we, my wife and I, asked to go down stairs, they would not let us downstairs. Hostess told us we must sit at one of two long tables in the middle of the building up next to a brick wall. We ask to be seated next to one of the windows, again we were told that was not possible. We sat as instructed, I ordered a drink and we started looking around. My drink came and was pretty watered down. We decided not to eat there, it seemed kind of dirty, there were crumpled napkins on the floor in the isle. We were not even allowed to leave through the downstairs door. We circled around and went down to the Riverwalk as we passed Dicks I noticed a few tables with a view available there. We ate at The Lone Star Cafe next door. A good meal with a view.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Birthday event

CM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want entertainment and dont mind some sarcasm go here and food is great!!

TP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

I got overcharged and did not catch it until we left. Will call the restaurant when I return home.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My son graduated from Lackland AFB and wanted a different type of restaurant. The theme/attitude was great, view by the riverwalk was awesome, good was average and similar prices compared to other places we hit this past week. Overall it was a fun time and unique and my airman enjoyed it.

HC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was fresh and tasted fantastic. Highly recommend, just make sure you're not easily offended.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was under the impression it was sex jokes and light picking on you. NOT calling you f**king idiots or threatening to spit in your food

CL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went to Dicks expecting rude and crude humor/behavior but I did expect decent customer service. How am I expected to tip for slow service, seating our selves (even though we had a reservation), letting server know it was our daughter’s birthday. A water bottle was literally thrown at one of the others in our group. WTF. Then he (server) proceeded to snatch her phone and scroll through pics. For real. As mentioned before- we had a reservation, yet when we went to check in e the hostess- I let her know we had a reservation and we were told to seat ourselves. We wiggles Btn a few other families bc we wanted to sit outside. They never asked our name so I got an email from open door asking why we were a no show to dinner. Honestly we went in expecting off color humor but our server was not even comical- just a poor server. Huge disappointment and I will b shouting that from the door tops. I will never return and will let others know it’s a terrible evening.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to several location, still enjoy the atmosphere, and watching unsuspecting customers first experience.

EA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service always enjoy coming here love the food and best part is the treatment...

GR
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time! If you have a sense of humor and thick skin you will not be disappointed.

AP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sat at our table for 20 minutes without any drinks or food being ordered. Never had one waiter or waitress stop at the table so we walked out and went elsewhere.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Dick’s last resort for the service and the laughs but not for the food. The food was not seasoned very well and my friend’s food was burnt. Our waiter was hilarious and loved his job!

MT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

It’s filthy!!! The new spot on the riverwalk feels soooo much smaller. First time I’ve EVER had to pay for water in the states. Yes it’s bottled but I’ve never in a sit down restaurant. Stefanie gave as good as our family gave, yet eating utensils should never have to be demanded. If I wanted to eat with my hands I’d go to midevil times. The new restaurant is not handicap friendly and if you have to go to the bathroom you have to go upstairs to use it. We go to Dicks Last resort every time but I won’t go back to this one.

CD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

We have been here before and knew what to expect but this time was different. It started with the hostess dropping five or six “F” bombs when we were trying to decide if we wanted to sit inside or out. We decided to go upstairs and eat. It was 8:00pm on a Friday night and all they had left on the menu was catfish (not good and tasted like rubber) and ribs. The ribs were pretty good. They ran out of everything else. Also the waiters and waitresses had both worked double shifts and all they talked about to each other was how tired they were and that they didn’t want to be there to clean up at closing. They ended up spending the last 30 mins trying to talk one of the bus boys into cleaning up all the paper off the floor for $20. Overall it was not a good exprence.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I’ve seen many people go to Dicks and have a great time with lots of laughter from the paper hats. This was my first time going after years of wanting to go and I was highly disappointed. Myself nor my table received any paper hat. So I asked our waiter for them he said he didn’t have time because his shift was ending and had to leave to another job he had. I left very upset, the whole experience of me going was disappointing.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Loud, and a lot going on. Wouldn’t take kids there but it was fun.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait time was not long, server was awesome, food was a little dry, price was high as expected, and I definitely will go back next time I'm in the area.

MM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

People in the party were not amused....

AS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

While I understand the premise of obnoxious wait staff, not receiving what we asked and paid for is totally unacceptable.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have read some negative comments about this place and had a degree of trepidation in booking this reservation. They absolutely nailed a great idea and concept. If you are supersensitive go somewhere else. The staff were exceptional and the ambience was a lot of fun.

KS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was exactly as we expected. Food was pretty average, service was intentionally rude but really funny.

TD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was what we expected! Enjoyed the food, drink and banter

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go. Just be prepared to be yelled at and insulted. That's the Dick's experience.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Our waiter was nice, but all of the staff seemed like they were tired of playing their roles. He forgot our drinks a few times. Also, my daughter was supposed to get corn tortillas because she is allergic to wheat. They seemed like flour. I asked him to double check, he said it was corn, but she got super sick. The food was pretty terrible. I didn't expect a lot, but it was borderline inedible. My kids didn't even eat their meals and they normally love the food they ordered. Such a waste of $200.

RS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Chicken fried steak was way over cooked and the crab legs were not very big. Looked more like over grown crawfish. The food just doesn’t match the the price they charge. Ive has better chicken fried steak at Crackerbarrel. Probably won’t go back when I’m San Antonio.

SC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!! Funny and definitely coming back in hopes we can get the same waitress!!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Travelled from Corpus Christi to try for the first time for my birthday and was definitely worth everything. A lot of good laughs, server was great food was great as well.

B
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I think that it’s a funny, lively environment, and it’s a funny twist on service. Definitely not for everyone, you have to have a good sense of humor and not take anything they say seriously.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was great! However the food missed the mark for my party of 3. All in all still a great experience. I would honestly recommend just for the laughs.

NS
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

s
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun time once again. Had some first timers and that is always fun to see.

MH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The environment is upbeat and fun. It's a great place to go.

CG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with a party of 7 after my wedding and it was a great experience! Definitely will be back.

TM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Dick's was outstanding. Our server (Mike) Fox was awesome and gave us a great experience, even with our kids. He was sarcastic and hilarious and didn't just go through the motions. It's clear he enjoys his job and really had fun with us. Our food was equally great and I would definitely recommend it for the experience and the value. I will definitely be back next time I am in San Antonio!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a lot of fun. a good first experience.

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Its a thin line between being fun and being down right rude..

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Went to Dicks for some birthday bbq and was highly disappointed...it’s been many years since my last visit to dicks but some how the only bbq you can get is either on nachos or a sammich...the brisket lacked flavor and was tough...the staff was great though

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