Dillon's

4.6
395 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 395 people are saying
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngeloD
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. The atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. Will definitely return for another meal.

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KristinR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a patio reservation for two. Table was ready right on time, service was excellent, food was fresh and tasty.

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vipMichelleF
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great bar good food choices friendly staff

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Service, very good food at a reasonable price!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband visited Dillons for brunch for our one year anniversary in their outdoor seated area and EVEN THOUGH it decided to rain, the staff were very accommodating and kind!

Definitely recommend! Especially the chicken and waffles and their monte cristo!!!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were seated and waited over 90 minutes to even get our appetizers. It was too loud to hear anyone at our table and then they forgot to make one of our parties entrees. Definitely won’t be dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish you had Heineken

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KimF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered Dillon’s on my walk to Fenway a couple months ago. What a great find!! Have been there now several times with family and friends. The staff is so welcoming and menu has great selections. Dillon’s is quickly becoming our fav pregame place!! Will be back again soon!!

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JaneH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met before Red Sox/Yankees Game. Family get together. Dillons was great to accommodate such a big party

JD
JenniferD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks and great food. Outdoor seating was excellent!

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TThompson456643
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience1

If you want to watch a big sports game, dillons is not the place to go. They will not turn on the sound for a big game (European finals) even though the only people at 3pm on a Sunday were there for the game. Waiters were somewhat nice about it. One waiter apologized, the other claimed they were not “registered as a sports bar”, the other claimed a “sound technician was being called but probably wouldn’t make it in time”. Otherwise seemed like a lovely place and our waiter was nice about the whole thing.

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AnnaR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with great food and strong drinks. Perfect place to get together with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant for a quick dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very hot inside

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LocalCustomer
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining experience on a very hot day. Fantastic live entertainment. Service was good with fantastic food that came out in a timely manner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Promot service, food and drinks very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed watching a game, having a bite and a beer!

MB
MonicaB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the weather to the food to the atmosphere!

KK
KarenK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father's Day celebration! Our waitress was outstanding. Very attentive and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Boston and enjoyed outside seating to watch the hockey game.

KM
vipKateM
New England
90 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Changed up the menu a bit, the Salmon was overcooked to a crispy chip but this is a fun place with great service.

KD
KimD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, mixed drinks were watered down, server was not attentive.

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vipPaula
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating

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Debbie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We went for a late dinner on a Saturday night. Food was average with the service being slow likely due to the game and Saturday night crowd. It was exceptionally loud and though at a table the bar crowd incroached on our table and expedidited our departure. We had a busy day touring the city and were looking for a quick, late night good bite to eat. We didn' expect such a crowd and noise.

Dillon's
Responded on June 18, 2021

Hi Debbie, We are advertised as a restaurant and bar. On a Saturday night our restaurant very much becomes a bar scene. I'm sorry that you didn't find the experience you were looking for. We hope you'll consider joining us at another time!

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R123
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Dillon’s had the ambience and menu that would make for a great brunch. However, the eggs Benedict and coffee did not live up to that expectation. In particular, the eggs Benedict was too cooked, salty, and not that good. If the food was cheaper, I wouldn’t have cared.

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JackB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a tasty meal and brews before the Red Sox.

KT
vipKimberleyT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a quick bite before the game! Inside and outside seating.

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Boston78
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my Daughter’s favorite restaurant. The food is always good and the waitstaff is very friendly . Can’t wait to go back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

i love dillons but it’s not advertised as a sports bar, so I don’t understand why they couldn’t play music AND keep the game on. Instead they had the TV blasting in our ears and when It went to commercials they didn’t even switch to music either it just had commercials blasting in our ear. Nobody wants to go to dinner to listen to commercials for two hours... they should at least have somebody switch to music once the commercial start because it’s not a consistent noise and it completely ruins the ambience... the commercials are also vastly different it goes from sad music to somebody yelling about buying a truck. Weird

Dillon's
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hey there! We are sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us this go-around. We play the TV sound when there are local Boston teams in playoffs (this time the Bruins). Thanks for the feedback on switching to and from sound during commercials, we'll definitely keep that in mind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! Great experience

Dillon's
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thanks!

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vipJKR84
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and friendly. Outdoor dining was really nice and fun -- quiet enough to have good conversations with friends. Food & drinks both good too!

Dillon's
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you!

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AshleyE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food!we would recommend anything lobster!

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thanks Ashley!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice patio

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

we think so too ;)

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meganm
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I went to Dillon's for the first time and it was amazing! The service was above and beyond, there was a variety of drinks, and the food was great. Highly recommend!

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

YAY! Thanks :)

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vipPhoenix4819
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Would not go back. Too noisy. Food was okay but nothing special. Service was great, but that was the only thing that made this place even acceptable. Not impressed.

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dbo884
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had to make a reservation online and was able to be sat near the entrance. Great service and very attentive. Food was good. Definetly would go again!

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

Love to hear it, thank you!

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vipchris
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, good atmosphere and food was good!

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you thank you thank you!

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vipDiane
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host staff were wonderful. We arrived on a Saturday night with a large crowd and they accommodated us. We had such a wonderful time! Bought a round of drinks for a table that moved to accommodate us. Good times.

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

Love to hear it Diane!

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such accommodating staff, incredible service and delicious food...

Dillon's
Responded on June 2, 2021

:)

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You can order delivery directly from Dillon's using the Order Online button. Dillon's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 421-1818.

Dillon's is rated 4.6 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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