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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, Takeout

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Good Enough for Harry Truman Good Enough For Me

I love Dixon's Chili. We started going when we moved to KC almost 20 years ago. They cook the beans and meat separate so you can have your chili how you want it. It can be soupy of a little greasy if you like. I have had it with tamales and with spaghetti and I love it all. In fact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
scott n
Blue Springs, Missouri
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I love Dixon's Chili. We started going when we moved to KC almost 20 years ago. They cook the beans and meat separate so you can have your chili how you want it. It can be soupy of a little greasy if you like. I have had it with tamales and with spaghetti and I love it all. In fact... More 

Thank scott n
South Beloit, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Kansas City is known for the BBQ obviously, but the chili I had blew away any of it. To be specific it was the meat and beans with the grease, and all of the fixings. It was great. Get the regular size unless you have a large appetite as it was enough. This place is highly recommended.

Thank Kris_Dulce
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Was driving in the area today and had that craving for the "Taco Special" at Dixon's. Fresh all you can eat beef taco's. They have their own spicy vinegar that put's their taco's into a class of their own. Drink and all you can eat taco's $12 - Give it a try!

Thank tejasdrmr
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Canyon C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank KOinFredVegas
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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.

Thank Dana T
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!!

Thank Ed F
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank AWorkinMan
Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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