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Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird

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8706 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381-4814
623 979 5353
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kansas City Style BBQ served up in the valley of the sun!

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent BBQ! Not to be missed!

Probably one of the best BBQ meals we have ever had. Smoked turkey and pulled pork were amazing. Many options in terms of BBQ sauces and sides. Fast and friendly service. The only down side was the sticky table ... Great lunch ahead of a baseball game!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Lisa E
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Probably one of the best BBQ meals we have ever had. Smoked turkey and pulled pork were amazing. Many options in terms of BBQ sauces and sides. Fast and friendly service. The only down side was the sticky table ... Great lunch ahead of a baseball game!

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PHOENIX
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Group of ten of us....Everyone was pleased with the excellent food and service. It also had a very varied menu and had a good selection of gluten free items.

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Surprise, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

To start with it looks like a worn out old truck stop inside.The food was terrible. I've eaten Kansa city BBQ many times as I lived there for a few years, and folks this isn't it.

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi Judith, I would like to talk to you more about your recent visit, please email me at your earliest convenience at keli@dillonsbbq.net Thank you, Keli Kozup More 

Peoria, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you want great BBQ, this is your place. My favorite is the brisket. Their beans are delicious and the fried pickles are yummy. I always enjoy watching the critters outside.

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi Gerry, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for the kind words! We look forward to your next visit. Until then- take care, Keli Kozup and the Dillon's KC BBQ Team More 

Surprise, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Needed some barbecue so decided to try this place. Parking is limited and the decor is dated. Then we sat down. Our server Nicole was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. I had the rib meat platter with 2 sides. Green beans were excellent. Mac n cheese was okay but I don't prefer a cheese sauce. Rib meat was well cooked and... More 

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi Troy A, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Yes, our Thunderbird location has a farm house feel, but most of our guests like the "home feel", each of our locations are completely different if Thunderbird wasn't for you. The owner of the lot is also in the process of turning the dirt area into... More 

Sun City West
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It does not matter what you have, everything is great. The burnt ends are unbeatable as are the deep fried pickles.

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write Dillon's such a nice review! It's nice to hear of happy guests and it couldn't make us any happier! Please email me at keli@dillonsbbq.net at your earliest convenience and refer to Tripadvisor. Thanks again, Keli Kozup and the Dillon's KC BBQ Team More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dillon's has excellent barbeque with several sides offerred. Checkered tablecloths with a casual atmosphere but we found the service to be slow and disinterested. By the time we got our meal we were very frustrated. No reason was given by the waitress for the delay and no apology. Don't know if we will be back.

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi Sowestsue, Thank you for leaving us a review, I am happy to hear that you like our food and sorry to hear about your slow service. I will relay this matter to the General Manager at this particular location so he is aware of the issue. We do appreciate you taking the time to let us know of the... More 

Peoria, Arizona
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I love Dillon's BBQ! It is a comfortable and friendly establishment with excellent food, low prices, and cold beer. It's ideal for families or friends. Having lived in Kansas City, I don't think of it as KC BBQ, but that doesn't matter because the food is still outstanding. Be sure sure and order the onion rings for only $2.00.

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving the sweet review, we love to hear about happy guests! Hope you come back soon! Take care, Keli Kozup and the Dillon's KC BBQ Team Please email me at keli@dillonsbbq.net and just mention tripadvisor please More 

South Fork, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good brq , cute place with a bird area where you and watch all kinds of birds . quiet place to eat and visit with family and friends. Have eaten there often when I come to AZ. A little pricy.

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DillonsKCBBQ, Manager at Dillon's KC BBQ Thunderbird, responded to this review

Hi Flagcar, Glad to hear you come back when you visit AZ and thank you for leaving a review! We do try to make sure you get your monies worth with our large portions!!! =) Take care until next time, Keli Kozup and the Dillon's KC BBQ Team More 

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good food portions, family type atmosphere a little bit expensive but it's above fast food. Good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8706 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381-4814
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 623 979 5353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Description

Kansas City Style BBQ served up in the valley of the sun!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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