Dillon's

4.6
482 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 482 people are saying
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YukoT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the comfortable time!
My favorite restaurant💓

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I go to Dillon’s all of the time for brunch, and this was our first time going for dinner! It’s a great atmosphere on a cold night, the service is always great and we loved our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and yummy food

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vipGeminus
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Reserved an outdoor table on this site to grab an early dinner before heading in to First Night. There was a loud football game broadcast on the screen outdoors, but the noise wasn't a deal-breaker. Inside, where we checked in, the noise was absolutely unbearable -- the game on the TV was at an ear-splitting volume level, and I wonder if it's an OSHA violation for the people who work there. The bar area was quite crowded with unmasked patrons. Bartender wasn't wearing a mask either, and I'd imagine that shouting at the top of one's lungs would be the only way to communicate an order. Pretty crazy given that the Omicron variant is raging.

So we got seated at our table outside, which is a nice outdoor dining setup with plenty of heaters -- temps were in the 40s, so very pleasant. However, that's where the niceties ended. There appeared to be one server for the outdoor area, and I understand that staffing is a challenge in this current climate. We were fine waiting, but the server passed our table four times times without ever even acknowledging us. All she needed to say was "I'll be with you in a minute." We sat there for about 15 minutes, watching her take care of the other tables and continuing to ignore us. We had time to look over the pretty basic menu and decided it wasn't worth it, so we got up and left. No one seemed to notice that, either (we didn't make a scene or anything). We crossed Boylston and had a very nice meal at Summer Shack instead.

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MarkO
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice feel to the restaurant and staff are friendly. Food was average which was a shame and the night we visited they had no draught beer or soda's which wasn't good either. I would try again, but not in a rush to go back.

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vipGreenThumb
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always love to visit Dillon's when I visit Boston! They never disappoint. As is typical there was a great new beer to try and some wonderful, creative, food. I'll be back.

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vipCTGuy
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor heaters,excellent food and service! Safe and happy! Thanks Dillons and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall great place with good attentive service. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great! Overall perfect for brunch. Fun atmosphere. Sunday football on at the bar. On the louder side so not a place to go if need quiet conversation but we had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

We had a really nice time. However, we were not informed that there was a 2 hour max. We were there to watch the Alabama game (thought it was an Alabama bar) and they told us we had to leave before the game was over.

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Matty
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Underwhelming food and poor menu choices.

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KaitlinH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dillons was fantastic! It was a cute little upscale tavern with great food for a good price

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation for six. They told us they didn’t get the reservation through open table so they stuck us in the back bar where the music was so loud you quite literally could not hear the person sitting next to you (which is fine if that’s the atmosphere you’re going for, not when you reserved a table in their dining room for dinner). The host was not very apologetic or accommodating and they only finally turned down the music a bit when a friend asked to speak to a manager. No one offered an apology or a way to make it better. Do not recommend booking here for any occasion.

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syd1234
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

convenient and good energy. Had to eat inside with the rain, but everyone was masked and considerate.

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CMCBostonBorn
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very sweet! The ragoons were spicy enough but could have had a more flavorful kick to them. The border and broncho fries were delicious. The outdoor seating near the heat lamps with the string lights created an amazing ambiance and definitely added to our great dining experience. Thanks Dillon staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and supper yum! Great American brunch

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere and great service.

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Melissa
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, Dillon's was great! Our server was attentive and friendly. Food was good and a relatively reasonable value for the Back Bay area.

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PaulF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Server was great but the kitchen was very slow

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch - great food and service. Ate outside on their lovely patio with heaters (still dress with layers as it’s fall weather). Shared fried pickles, waffles & chicken and smoked salmon eggs Benny. All were super yum and cooked perfectly.

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vipCCBorn
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely amazing!!! We will definitely go back next time we’re in town!

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KevinW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family and I took my daughter and her college friend out to eat there. It was a nice lively atmosphere. We all had standard bar type food like hamburgers and appetizers. The food was good and we ate a decent meal. The prices were OK, and I spent a little bit more than I was anticipating considering we had no alcoholic beverages

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vipLisaS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good variety of foods and prices

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vipFoodmonger
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was mediocre and service was extremely slow despite not being busy. But worst of all they charged my credit card 50$ no show fee ( cc was required to book table) although we came to our reservation on time! ( 15 min early in fact)
Tried calling and emailing Dillons but no response. Will need to dispute with cc company.
Bottom line stay away. So many better places to eat in Boston!

Dillon's
Responded on October 28, 2021

This situation was addressed immediately when we were notified that a mistake was made and you were charged a no-show fee for the reservation. In addition, our marketing manager offered to send you a gift card for your trouble to which you declined. Next time, I hope you'll be empathetic before bashing a restaurant who in fact is quite busy and experience a labor shortage like every other restaurant in the country.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Sox fame

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dillon's is always a great time. Great food, drinks and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dillon’s had a really great vibe and energy with amazing food. It is in a great location near the Prudential Center and Newbury Street with a lot of life. Everything we ate was really good, especially the cheeseburger crunch wrap and the crazy bread. The place can get pretty loud which we didn’t mind but could bother some groups. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors, the vibe was excellent. Service great, and food delicious..

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome outdoor area! Great service!

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vipLAZinter
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday weekend in Boston!! Loved everything about Dillons!!! Will definitely be back next time in Boston 😊

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dinerc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food is good for the price point. Service was terrible - server was completely uninterested in being helpful or refilling waters, checking in to see if we need anything, didn't seem interested to sell us any drinks or food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, decent prices, friendly staff. It's more of a pub so the menu isn't huge but if you're looking for a good meal at good prices Ina great location look no further.

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chefchick
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor space. Mostly covered tables; wouldn't do in a torrential downpour but fine in a light rain. Menu is good; something for everyone. Clam chowder, mozzarella sticks, tuna poke bowl, chicken sammy all good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Came to watch Sunday Football, had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a late lunch before a Red Sox game, while Sunday football games were on. They were quite busy, but service was still good, and food was yummy, they also had a good beer and cocktail menu.

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vipMelissaM
Montreal
67 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dillon’s menus are well focussed. The burger and fries were excellent, as well as the entree salad with a tender salmon fillet.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went before ALDS game, great food, atmosphere and drinks!

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vipdnishio
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was there for brunch about the time they opened. Food took awhile and was lukewarm at best when served.

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vipRobertW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside. They were understaffed. Our server was very nice and was working hard to keep up. Food was good.

FAQs

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 482 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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