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Dixon's Chili Parlor

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9105 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
(816) 861-7308
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Pre-Game

Headed to KC Royals game and had time to eat first. Only a mile from stadiums. Good tasting chili and big portions for good price. Not healthiest options, but one can do worse. A few had chili footlongs and I had spaghetti chili. All was good. Diner atmosphere, nothing fancy, focus on food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Chili is excellent and cream pies are delicious. The meal was very reasonably priced and I ate there twice in one week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Headed to KC Royals game and had time to eat first. Only a mile from stadiums. Good tasting chili and big portions for good price. Not healthiest options, but one can do worse. A few had chili footlongs and I had spaghetti chili. All was good. Diner atmosphere, nothing fancy, focus on food, filled with fans in jerseys. Glad we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Chili? It is not what I typically think of as chili. If you like a pile of plain cooked ground meat, this is your place. I do not like their food. Sadly, I think I would rather eat a can of chili. To many this establishment is an institution...to each their own.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have not been to Dixon's in years and a friend suggested we go during my recent visit. This must be the only one left. Lots of history associated with this restaurant. The chili has not changed although it appears to have more on the menu than what I remember. The chili was great! Service was excellent!!

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Independence, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have a way of visiting different dining locations, started 2015 we are doing 2 restraunts a month. Feb was our "C & D" leading us to "D"ixon's Chili Parlor. It was a very good experience, the food was fresh and tasty. I had a double cheeessssy burger, great quality of meat, very flavorful. My husband had unlimited tacos, meaty... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So glad I came here, Thank You Trip advisor :o) this place has its own unique vibe, relaxing, inviting & homey! It's very clean and while it is a step back in time ~ it's a very comfortable one. Today I had the all you can eat tacos for $6.95, they were very good, all 7 of them and yes... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

They have bottomless Tacos baskets and Cheeseburgers as well (no fries available) but I can only speak for the Chili. They make it with 0 fat in the meat, Solid red chili beans and I recommend getting the Optional Cubed Onions and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Service is wonderfully quick and for the amount of meat that is served in the... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9105 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: (816) 861-7308

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
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

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