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Independence, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Been coming here for 30+ years. Never had anything bad. My favorite is the all u can eat daily taco special.. it is the bomb! They are known for chili.. it comes in many different ways. Pick and choose your fav and then add onions and cheese.. you will not regret it! See you there.... :)

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great little restaurant and has the best chili. I didn't get the cooks name but he was right on with everything, servers calling out orders and reorders ( did I mention all you can eat tacos)? and this man never missed a beat the he was working register when we left, he definitely deserves a raise. Will... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Absolutely if it is Dixons. The same family has used the same recipe since 1900! This chili is what a NuWay is to a hamberger. No where close. It is not made with tomatoes or onions. Is is layers of red beans, lean crumbly ground beef and "secret spices. No sauce but you can have it soupy with beef juice... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

While visiting my brother in Independence MO he took me to Dixon's. It's a Diner, a no frills place that is good enough for the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff so it's definitely a plate of food worth experiencing. They serve chili in three styles, burgers, hotdogs,tacos, burritos, daily specials and they have Pie. It is "the oldest family owned... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stopped in just to get a T-shirt for a friend (they don't sell T-shirts) and decided to try the chili. boy am I glad we stayed!! This is the best chili I have ever had. A lot different. All kinds of toppings and flavors. I actually got taco's made with the chili and they were fantastic! I would love to... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stumbled across this place by accident, and SO glad we did. It was excellent! Will definitely eat here if we visit KC again.

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Athens, Alabama
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330 reviews 330 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A few years ago, I took clients and out-of -town friends to a very expensive steak house in Kansas City for a nice meal. It was a very good experience and I was thanked by all guests. The next evening, I took the same friends (from the Dallas area) to Dixon's and was not only thanked profusely but was told... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A blast from the past, a roadside dinner plain and simple. All around good, huge portions but no flare.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

When I think of a chili place, I think of a real bowl of chili, not seasoned ground beef piled on a plate. Did I miss something? Portions were large and the other couple we were with really enjoyed theirs. This has been in KC for many years so is older and could use some updates. Sadly, I'm not sure... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I must have eaten at a different restaurant than the other reviewers. I've been to this restaurant once and that was more than enough. The chili I had must have been from a different pot than the others as this was some of the worst chili I have ever eaten and this place needs a good cleaning!

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Additional Information about Dixon's Chili Parlor

Address: 9105 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
Phone Number: (816) 861-7308
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

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