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Dixon's Chili Parlor

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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
~ Wonderful place ~

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
AWorkinMan
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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345 reviews 345 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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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 1 - 20
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?