Dillon's

4.5
429 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 429 people are saying
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sallyc
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We’re from another state and we wanted somewhere hip before the Red Sox game and the service wasn’t great and we had to hurry them to order and for the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my mom for her birthday!

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LynneB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor patio has great atmosphere. All appetizers were 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday lunch and ice cream cake!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worse service ever. Started with hostess, who had the worse attitude. Then they are short staff so only one waiter or 2 is handling the whole outdoor seating area.

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AmeenaD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to Dillon's! Great atmosphere, drinks, food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The host/manager was extremely rude

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing for lunch and the staff was friendly. A teeeny bit on the pricey side, but you won’t get cheaper in the area. Cute, casual atmosphere, but a touch on the louder side.

Dillon's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Appetizers and entrees came at same time. Felt very rushed. Very loud and manager hit my chair three times while setting up table behind and never apologized. Food was just ok nothing special. Lobster grilled cheese was a piece of lobster and just meh. Shrimp tacos were flirt and broke apart when picked up. Buffalo wings were just ok and the loaded fries were just ok.

Dillon's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Sorry you didn't enjoy yourself. Saturday was an extremely busy day for us--we hope you'll be back on another day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I went there because his name
Is Dylan and were so delighted with how amazing everything tasted and how bit the portions were. We took half home with us! Food and service were great!

Dillon's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thanks for sharing!

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JBro
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bar food, outdoor seating. Okay food, okay service.

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vipBillS
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lobster roll was ok. Clam chowder was good. Outdoor seating area has pretty nice vibe. Pretty expensive for what it is.

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Agatha
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This restaurant has a great outdoor patio with plenty of space and umbrellas. The host and server were friendly and attentive. I ordered a frosé to start, which was decent but not relaltnas flavorful of fruity as I would have expected. The real issue was the burger I ordered. I asked for it to be cooked medium well, but when I but into it it was extremely dry and the outside was charred and black. I hardly ate any of it and the server did not seen to notice or care about the charred burger sitting on my plate 😔

Dillon's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi Agatha, If your server was made aware of the issue with your burger I can assure you they would have replaced it. We hope you'll give us another chance!

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Heidi
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and convenient location to have dinner after college move in day! Food was fabulous. Looking forward to going back when we are back in Boston!

Dillon's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Great, happy to hear it!

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vipMaeveO
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere, delicious salad with salmon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, love the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, fast service, fun environment. Will definitely return

Dillon's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thanks for sharing--here's to many more anniversarys!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun night at Dillon's. From the wait staff to the food/drinks- everything was fun. Will definitely be back!

Dillon's
Responded on August 25, 2021

Glad to hear that--come back anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid drink selection, delicious chicken and waffle sandwich on their brunch menu!

Dillon's
Responded on August 25, 2021

Woot woot!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited 20 minutes to be seated with a reservation for 2.

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

Great restaurant for a date, night out with friends, or a company get together. Outdoor area is beautiful, service is prompt and friendly, and the food/drink is amazing. It can get a bit noisy, especially inside, but that’s the only knock I have on this place. Will definitely be coming back!

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KaraD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We made a reservation because we needed a reliable place to eat before an event. The food and drinks took forever and people in our party didn't even get their food. The waitress was apologetic, but they shouldn't have taken our reservation if they couldn't provide timely service. Reservations are a sure thing and should be accommodated as such.

Dillon's
Responded on August 14, 2021

We are sorry to hear about your experience. Last week we had an exorbitant amount of business due to the concerts at Fenway which is extremely difficult to manage when guests arrive, order, and leave at the same time. We can assure you we work hard to provide a great experience for our guests always. We hope you'll consider joining us on a future occasion

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EAJohn
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

sat us at a back corner table despite multiple other tables being open in the restaurant

Dillon's
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hello, Next time if you have a preference on seating please let the hostess know, we work hard to accommodate guest requests when we can!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We used to love it here but the manager is the most miserable man alive, and also, we ordered food and they told us we couldn’t eat because we had to leave bc our time was up. He sucked.

Dillon's
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hello While you have written "anonymously" I have I've spoken with management and was made aware that you arrived late for your reservation. Due to the volume of business we had for the fenway concerts guests who did not arrive on time for their reservation were not accommodated. The manager was upfront about the time you would have at your table. We hope in the future when you have a problem you will call or email us to address and not leave a 1 star review or bash our staff. Thanks,

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donnam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had a reservation for 7:30 but when we got there I thought it might be nice if we could eat outside as I saw half of the outdoor tables were empty. The hostess informed us that was not possible as they were all booked. Throughout the course of a meal we noticed that a couple were never used.
Our waitress, so very nice was not very good. She forgot to put in my daughters dinner and was not around for us to request extra napkins that should have come with the chicken wings. The food we had was good The drinks had very little alcohol in them.

Dillon's
Responded on August 14, 2021

We are sorry to hear about your experience. Last week we had an exorbitant amount of business due to the concerts at Fenway which is extremely difficult to manage when guests arrive, order, and leave at the same time. We can assure you we work hard to provide a great experience for our guests always. We hope you'll consider joining us on a future occasion

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MikeR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had a reservation for a party of 3 outside and had to wait over 15 mintes. After being seated we waited an addional 15 before I personally addressed a member of the staff that no one has stopped at our tsble. Several servers and a manager walked by our table without even looking at us. We left shortly after that without ordering.

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ClareT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place before the game or concert. Service was excellent (especially now with staffing shortages).

Outside patio is a cute, serene little spot in the city where you can have drinks, dinner and watch the game.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before Hella Mega Tour Concert.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back!
The food was very good and we enjoyed eating outside. The hostess and waitress were both excellent.

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Webbis
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but it took almost an hour to get it. Also, I think they need a new bus person. We were seated near an area where they must drop off the dirty dishes to be washed. Whomever was doing it loudly banged the dishes around, constantly, and shattered at least 5 or 6 items while we were there. There were 6 of us and we had several orders of the steak tips, the taco salad and the cheeseburger crunch wrap. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Apps were great. Service was okay given how crwded it was and pandemic issues. Burger would have been great of not a little overdone.

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Neely
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good stuff, the chicken sandwich was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dillons is a great location for dinner and drinks after work or on your way to an event at Fenway. The location provides both indoor and outdoor seating with great people watching vantage points. My son and I enjoyed dinner prior to heading to a concert at Fenway. The menu was good, not a ton of choices but there appeared to be something for everyone. We enjoyed our meals (cheeseburger and fried chicken sandwich). Like many restaurants in the area they were struggling with service due to staffing but everyone was friendly and appeared to be doing what they could.

I would recommend Dillons to friends and family and will definitely return.

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AngeloD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
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 on July 26, 2021
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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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 4.5 stars by 429 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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