Dillon's

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A Back Bay favorite, Dillon’s is known for its warm hospitality, friendly staff, and spirited nightlife. This historic landmark, built in 1887, was the original home of Boston Police Departments Division 16 and named after famed Captain S. Dillon who was stationed there from 1920-1950.

Situated close to Fenway Park, Dillon’s has always been the gathering spot for both before and after Fenway. Located steps away from Hynes Convention Center and the Prudential Center, Dillons is the perfect spot for a post conference night cap or mid day lunch break.

The All-American menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, two bars, multiple function spaces and the best patio in the area Dillon’s has remained a Back Bay favorite. From a quiet intimate dinner for two, a lively weekend brunch with friends, or even a large corporate function, Dillon’s is the Back Bay restaurant to accommodate all of your needs.
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MP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time!!!
Went to watch football game...
Perfect if you’re an Alabama fan!!! RTR
Made you feel like a local!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Really loud and over-served Patriots fans in the lower bar area. Excessive swearing and loud clapping were unnecessary and should have been better handled.

K
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have passed by Dillons for years without visiting. We are so happy to say we finally enjoyed a lovely meal there on a Saturday night. We sat outside, which was lovely! It is a casual restaurant with a limited menu, but everyone enjoyed their selections. I had an outstanding Lobster roll, served with chowder and fries. It was really good. We will definitely go there again.

KM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fries were exceptional, prices were as expected for the area. The drink (Tully Mule) was a little weak.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Nice location but service was bad

HB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location for games and events at Fenway. Really good food at very reasonable prices for the area. I definitely plan on going back!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Just what we needed on a rainy evening with some good comfort food. Great bar and amazing service. Will definitely come back again.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I wish I had done more research before taking a chance on this place. The bar stinks like a strong chemical cleanser or urinal disinfectant. Our food took 3X as long as the guy who came in much later than we did. Eggs Benedict was disgusting: they use a packaged Hollandaise mix that tastes like rancid butter and dishwater. THE “poached” eggs were overdone and suspicious. Sent it back and changed to a western omelet that was pale white, overcooked and they used American cheese instead of the cheddar I had asked for. The restroom is a post-apocalyptic nightmare. AVOID THIS PLACE

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre concert at Fenway

d
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just OK. Nachos were a bunch of tortilla chips with cheese whiz poured on top with black beans and roasted corn was a nice touch, but could melt some really cheese on it. My southwestern salad was way over dressed, should have got the dressing on the side. The mac and cheese was creamy and a large portion. My son got his with pulled pork and it was good. Clam chowder and fish sandwich were both good. The quality of the food was ok, but not for the price.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The servers and even the host was awkward. We asked for a table that was not directly in the sun and they made a big deal about us wanting to move when there clearly was more tables. Did not check in on us if our food was good. After the server brought the food they came again to bring a check, and when i looked over our server was by the bar talking to the bartender.

AC
New England
69 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Let the restaurant know that my friends and I were attending for the Kettle 1 Botanical Brunch. It was not exciting or difference, unfortunately. Nothing special was done as I had asked the restaurant ahead of time for candles. Out server was amazing, liked her a lot! The ambiance is not bad though; nice patio.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch! Friendly servers and great area. Could dine inside or out... very accommodating.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We weren’t all completely satisfied with our meals but service was very good so we’d give them another try :)

EM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Family fun lunch was great.

i
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This is a good place to drink with friends - but not eat if expecting a "good" meal beyond bar food. We learned that on a recent trip. The Lobster roll was so bland and tasteless it had to be returned for another item. Perhaps it was one bad experience. Other items - salads and boneless chicken wings were OK.

b
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The omelettes were average and a bit small, but the home fries were superb! Tasty and crispy. Fantastic service. Our waitress was sweet & efficient, and we ate by the beautiful windows looking onto the Boston street.

AS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my son and his friend to lunch. We sat outside on their beautiful patio. We were greeted right away by a cheerful wait person and our drinks and food arrived exactly as ordered and fast. Great service and great food. A nice place to eat when you’re in the city near the Prudential or Berklee.

VO
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great patio!

HC
New England
81 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food in a casual atmosphere! We were able to eat on the deck which certainly added to the experience. First time there, but it won't be the last.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails and we enjoyed the food. The servers were attentive and helpful. We waited a while for entrees, but they were good once they arrived.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food and ambiance.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hamburger and wings were good! Chicken sandwich was a bit underwhelming. Waitress had a disinterested attitude.

CJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good for a quick bite. Lobster roll was good.

JM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Not a bad spot, but the portion size was comical / almost insulting. This ain’t some hip joint in Manhattan. My chicken sandwich could be considered an hors d’oeuvre. I complained to the waitress but got an OK. Bar could of been a bit quicker too. Staff was friendly enough tho...

SB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A solid choice for drinks or a bite. Food is a step above regular bar fare in the city with some more unique flavors and offerings. Burgers are the best thing on the menu by far! Good option on Boylston to have a fun crowd without being a scene or expensive. Casual.

MR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great patio. Food was fine. If you're just looking for a sandwich place, the food is great for that

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Go if you want a pub experience, not what I was expecting.

Daughter had undercooked chicken.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great clam chowder and fish tacos!

l
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The place is dirty, the tables are not properly clean, the waitresses look tired and they don't seem to care. The bathrooms were the worst experience ever. Dirty, no toilette paper, the doors don't shut...etc

JF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great burger and Caesar Salad. Great for a quick bite. Good value. Would go there again.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

More gluten free options would be nice (and labeled on the menu)

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for an amazing price. Service was amazing and the vibe was perfect for all occasions.

PC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a small staff and a growing crowd when we arrived. The food was excellent and it came out promptly. The impressive part was that the manager and the hostess both waited and bused tables when they were not tied up. All of the staff was on the move and they waited to our every desire. Thanks to Dillon's!

DW
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty basic brunch but quite tasty and good selection of beers for hubby. Was pretty quiet when we went there on a lunchtime Sunday.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The breakfast was hot and delicious. Great value! Looking forward to trying another meal there, maybe in outside seating in the summertime.
I would have given ambiance 5 stars if we hadn’t had to listen to staff gripe in loud voices about coworkers.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked a table early in day and upon arrival we were seated at a high top in the bar which was uncomfortable and very cold and noisy. Service was great. Food good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the chowder, burgers and fish ‘n chips! Great ambiance in a historic building with a fantastic wait staff.

Didn’t realize it is a University of Alabama bar, so keep that in mind if you’re getting together with friends for a college game. Lots of Roll Tide! going on here.

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with nice menu options. Quick, friendly service

d
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in Boston for a business conference and wanted to watch the Alabama v. Tennessee game in a fun environment. We discovered Dillion's would be a great place to watch the game with fans and UA alumni. It did not disappoint!

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