Dixon's Chili Parlor

★★★★☆
  • 9105 E US Hwy 40

    Independence, MO 64055

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  • 816-861-7308

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Mon-Sat 10am-10pm
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Honestly it's the worst place I've ever ate at.I'm not a picky eater either.I got chilli spaghetti and the chili was super bland no flavor at all, literally just greasy hamburger with kidney beansnon top. Don't know how everyone says it's

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★★★★★

Honestly it's the worst place I've ever ate at.I'm not a picky eater either.I got chilli spaghetti and the chili was super bland no flavor at all, literally just greasy hamburger with kidney beansnon top. Don't know how everyone says it's

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I love this place, the food will melt in your mouth. A nice place to bring the family. I could eat here everyday....The people are nice as can be and the atmosphere is great also.

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★★★★★

I love this place, the food will melt in your mouth. A nice place to bring the family. I could eat here everyday....The people are nice as can be and the atmosphere is great also.

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My grandfather lives right down the road from Dixon's, so it's been a part of our family tradition for years now.

While it's not traditional chili, it is delicious. And you can't go wrong with beef, cheese, sour cream. The service is exceptional and the atmosphere is pure, friendly midwestern.

For the historians out there, this was also one of Harry Truman's favorite spots :)

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★★★★☆

My grandfather lives right down the road from Dixon's, so it's been a part of our family tradition for years now.

While it's not traditional chili, it is delicious. And you can't go wrong with beef, cheese, sour cream. The service is exceptional and the atmosphere is pure, friendly midwestern.

For the historians out there, this was also one of Harry Truman's favorite spots :)

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Not your mother's chili--but equally fantastic! You get a plate of steamed beef, steamed beans, and you season it however you want!!! There is a learning curve, but by the 2nd time you should be getting the hang of it!
The tacos are equally fantastic--I always get one on the side.
The personnel are always friendly--at both locations--and we've seen the same ones for years!!!

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★★★★★

Not your mother's chili--but equally fantastic! You get a plate of steamed beef, steamed beans, and you season it however you want!!! There is a learning curve, but by the 2nd time you should be getting the hang of it!
The tacos are equally fantastic--I always get one on the side.
The personnel are always friendly--at both locations--and we've seen the same ones for years!!!

Pros: Staff, food, prices, uniqueness

Cons: Takes a time or two to learn how to season your chili

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This place is an experience. Make sure to ask for a sampler plate prior to ordering and have your server give you the rundown on what soupy and greasy are, etc. This is not chili like you have been taught to think of it, but that is not a bad thing. The vinegar sauce in the bottle that looks like it is hot ( peppers inside ) is not hot and is wonderful, try it. If you live in Kansas City and haven't eaten here, you're missing out. You won't leave hungry. Old-school in a good way.

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★★★★★

This place is an experience. Make sure to ask for a sampler plate prior to ordering and have your server give you the rundown on what soupy and greasy are, etc. This is not chili like you have been taught to think of it, but that is not a bad thing. The vinegar sauce in the bottle that looks like it is hot ( peppers inside ) is not hot and is wonderful, try it. If you live in Kansas City and haven't eaten here, you're missing out. You won't leave hungry. Old-school in a good way.

Pros: Nothing else like this place, tasty

Cons: If you aren't open to a new experience, avoid

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This has got to be the worst "chili" i have ever had. To call the extremely lightly seasoned ground beef chili is false advertising. No flavor, no heat or spicyness, just greasy ground beef.

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★☆☆☆☆

This has got to be the worst "chili" i have ever had. To call the extremely lightly seasoned ground beef chili is false advertising. No flavor, no heat or spicyness, just greasy ground beef.

Cons: Tasteless "chili"

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Dixons is pretty good, but it's not like traditional chili that you'd think of. The restaurant is old and dumpy and really hot in the summer. We come here once or twice a year because they always have good coupons in the Entertainment Book. I love the spaghetti and chili, and my husband loves the burrito.

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★★★☆☆

Dixons is pretty good, but it's not like traditional chili that you'd think of. The restaurant is old and dumpy and really hot in the summer. We come here once or twice a year because they always have good coupons in the Entertainment Book. I love the spaghetti and chili, and my husband loves the burrito.

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This place has been here for years and years. I remember eating her as a little girl. Their food is great. You can get your chili any way you like it. Thick or soupy or hot, etc. They also feature mexican food with burrito's or taco salads. Great, great place.

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★★★★☆

This place has been here for years and years. I remember eating her as a little girl. Their food is great. You can get your chili any way you like it. Thick or soupy or hot, etc. They also feature mexican food with burrito's or taco salads. Great, great place.

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Our family is split on the yumminess of Dixon's Chili Parlor. Most of the family loves their food from the chili dogs to the chili cheese fries. I'm not overly fond of they way it is served with grease and meat on the side. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is unique.

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★★★★☆

Our family is split on the yumminess of Dixon's Chili Parlor. Most of the family loves their food from the chili dogs to the chili cheese fries. I'm not overly fond of they way it is served with grease and meat on the side. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is unique.

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This is the original location for Dixon's. It's been around forever... Harry S Truman used to eat here at this very location. You will leave stuffed. Try the "spread"... it's fresh tamales with chili meat and beans over the top. All-you-can-eat tacos every day of the week! Our friends meet here at least once a month and whoever eats the fewest tacos pays the bill for everyone! :-)

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★★★★★

This is the original location for Dixon's. It's been around forever... Harry S Truman used to eat here at this very location. You will leave stuffed. Try the "spread"... it's fresh tamales with chili meat and beans over the top. All-you-can-eat tacos every day of the week! Our friends meet here at least once a month and whoever eats the fewest tacos pays the bill for everyone! :-)

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GREAT SERVICE, GREAT TACO'S, AND EXCELLENT CHILI THAT YOU CAN CREATE THE WAY YOU LIKE IT! LOVE IT SO MUCH!

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★★★★☆

GREAT SERVICE, GREAT TACO'S, AND EXCELLENT CHILI THAT YOU CAN CREATE THE WAY YOU LIKE IT! LOVE IT SO MUCH!

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Everyone who has ever eaten there knows that there is no other place like Dixon's Famous Chili Parlor. Wolfsblood said that you could just make this at home, but in all reality, you cannot. All of the work and all of the effort that goes into the food there, and the place to keep it looking clean. It has a rating of 3rd best in Kansas City for cleanliness. When they cook the meat, they put in ingredients that makes the chili, well Dixon's Chili. There is no other place like this, and that is a fact. You can try and make this at your house, but I can guarantee it will not taste the same. My favorite thing up at Dixon's Chili is the taco salad and I well recommend it. I have had everything there is there, and I've tried things in many different ways. If you are looking for good food in a relaxing enviroment, then you chose the right place. THERE IS TRUELY NO OTHER PLACE LIKE IT! I LOVE IT!

~TJO

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★★★★★

Everyone who has ever eaten there knows that there is no other place like Dixon's Famous Chili Parlor. Wolfsblood said that you could just make this at home, but in all reality, you cannot. All of the work and all of the effort that goes into the food there, and the place to keep it looking clean. It has a rating of 3rd best in Kansas City for cleanliness. When they cook the meat, they put in ingredients that makes the chili, well Dixon's Chili. There is no other place like this, and that is a fact. You can try and make this at your house, but I can guarantee it will not taste the same. My favorite thing up at Dixon's Chili is the taco salad and I well recommend it. I have had everything there is there, and I've tried things in many different ways. If you are looking for good food in a relaxing enviroment, then you chose the right place. THERE IS TRUELY NO OTHER PLACE LIKE IT! I LOVE IT!

~TJO

Pros: Great Service

Cons: NON

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Dixon's Chili Parlor is simply one of a kind. If you are trying to compare their chili to anyone else's, you are frankly missing the point! It's not like anyone else's....which is why the place has lasted so long. Harry Truman was eating here about the time of World War One.

If you want "normal" chili, this is not your place. If you want fancy surroundings, this is REALLY not your place; the joint is all formica and chrome chairs right out of the '50's (Not new chairs and tables made to look old, I'm pretty sure they are the same tables and chairs that were here when I first came here as a child in the mid 60's!)

But the chili is, in my opinion fantastic! You can doctor it up however you please, with onions, spices, vinigar, and for people who really "don't get it" ketchup!

Believe it or not, although I have dined there dozens of times, over 40 years, I have never had anything but the chili. I am sure everything else is fine, but I come for the chili. Having moved from KC years ago, no visit is complete until I have been to Dixon's.

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★★★★★

Dixon's Chili Parlor is simply one of a kind. If you are trying to compare their chili to anyone else's, you are frankly missing the point! It's not like anyone else's....which is why the place has lasted so long. Harry Truman was eating here about the time of World War One.

If you want "normal" chili, this is not your place. If you want fancy surroundings, this is REALLY not your place; the joint is all formica and chrome chairs right out of the '50's (Not new chairs and tables made to look old, I'm pretty sure they are the same tables and chairs that were here when I first came here as a child in the mid 60's!)

But the chili is, in my opinion fantastic! You can doctor it up however you please, with onions, spices, vinigar, and for people who really "don't get it" ketchup!

Believe it or not, although I have dined there dozens of times, over 40 years, I have never had anything but the chili. I am sure everything else is fine, but I come for the chili. Having moved from KC years ago, no visit is complete until I have been to Dixon's.

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This may not be what you expect when you think chili, but keep an open mind and you'll be glad you tried it! You get to season to your liking with chili seasoning right on the table, and yes some people like ketchup on their chili. They have great burritos and tacos as well.

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★★★★★

This may not be what you expect when you think chili, but keep an open mind and you'll be glad you tried it! You get to season to your liking with chili seasoning right on the table, and yes some people like ketchup on their chili. They have great burritos and tacos as well.

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This place is a Kansas City icon. But from my point of view it is mediocre at best. A plate of mildly seasoned ground beef does not a chili make. Sure, it's not half bad when served on a hot dog or a plate of spaghetti, but I could do this at home. Why can't we have real chili here?

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★★★☆☆

This place is a Kansas City icon. But from my point of view it is mediocre at best. A plate of mildly seasoned ground beef does not a chili make. Sure, it's not half bad when served on a hot dog or a plate of spaghetti, but I could do this at home. Why can't we have real chili here?

Pros: not expensive, plenty of tables

Cons: ketchup on spaghetti?, chili is bogus

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Chili parlor chain started in 1919 offers various chili-based dishes including spaghetti, tacos, burritos and hot dogs.

 

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