Peoria >Food & Dining > Dillon's Restaurant
8706 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ | Directions 8538133.610901 -112.246781
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm
Tradition Trashed – Bad, Bad, Bad
Today I called Dillon.s Restaurant on Thunderbird from Michigan to make reservations on Thanksgiving Day, like I have done for the past TEN Years. My wife and I have been eating Thanksgiving Day Dinner with my parents as a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
I called and was informed that they would olny take reservations for SIX People or More.
Shame on you at Dillions, when the couples in the area have been coming there for years, Like Me, only to be rejected.
A Family Tredition has been trashed, guess we will find another resturant in the area that will welcome our business.
Dillon's Restaurant has delicious food. The last time i went there with my party of 3, we had an amazing time! The food was full of flavor. Dillon's Restaurant not only has amazing food but they also have outstanding
service! The people there are very freindly. If you are ever looking for great food go to Dillon's.
Plastic in my food. – Went there and ordered pulled pork sandwiches. Got mine and something felt funny in the food in my mouth.....pulled it out of my mouth and it was a large piece of plastic. Reported it to the manager and he said it was the plastic that is put on the meat and the cook must of forgotten to remove it. He offered me a free dessert. Lucky I didn't swallow the plastic.
Food was OK, will not go back again.
My Favorite BBQ Place in the U.S. – I wish this place was available where I live (Portland, Oregon), but I visit it every time I'm in the Phoenix area (at least once a year). Dillon's has a great deal of seating, but it pays to get here near opening time because it fills up quickly with people from Peoria, Sun City, and Glendale. I've tried several dishes here, but am now completely addicted to the beef brisket: Perfect thin strips of beef in a delicious sauce! The tempora batter onion rings are also unbelievably good here. The sides are a let-down, but who really cares given the quality of the main course. Then there's the chicken fried steak - enough to feed three normal appetites (I can eat a little over half of this). Never tried the desserts here (obvious reason). Favorite place to dine in this large place is the back room where you can sometimes watch birds and rabbits dining (on the other side of the windows). There's a bar in the front, haven't tried that yet.
For those new to this place, entering from the West on West Thunderbird Road can be a little tricky - you actually drive into an automotive lot and then you drive from there into Dillon's parking. Trying to enter Dillon's parking directly from the West can be quite dangerous given the traffic and the placement of the median.
SO so good – This place is sooooo good for Bar-B-Que and meats. Try their burnt ends and you will not regret it. They have a little area in the back where you can watch a ton of birds eat (if you're there during the daylight hours) from the bird feeders they have stacked along the little back patio area. Though please remember you are near Sun City so if you're the youngest person there, don't say I didn't warn you. But the food is worth it.
Decent BBQ, excellent BBQ sauce, ok side dishes. This is one of your few choices for the west side, so its here or Olive Garden.
Talk-of-the-town barbecue and a jovial vibe make this neighborhood restaurant one of the Valley's favorites. – In Short
Aside from a reputation for succulent and affordable baby back ribs, pulled pork, fried catfish and award-winning onion rings, Dillon's throws a great party and will find just about any excuse to do it. Every weekend there's live entertainment, and holidays warrant themed foods and drinks as well as costumed employees. With the NFL's Arizona Cardinals in town now, patrons have another excuse to stop in for pre- or postgame barbecue and beer.
Yes....they HAVE A CLUE – This is an old converted and expanded home that has great Barbecue. The place is just about always busy and has quite a following from the Sun City crowd. I know it sounds strange but that IS a huge endorsement for good food and good value too.
The brisket was excellent. perhaps the best in the city that I have tasted. Their spare ribs are really, really, really good from a guy that doesn't like spare ribs at virtually any other restaurant. They were lean, char-grilled, and very flavorful. Not the fatty, horrible mess that most places serve up. I acually preferred them to the baby backs.
Two very good sauces, a sweet smoky Texas style, and a Cajun sauce that isn't too hot. Great Peach-Raspberry cobbler for desert, side dishes including home-made style beans and steakhouse fries were good. Would definitely come back here......
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