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Dixon's Chili Parlor

9105 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
+1 816-861-7308
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chilli” (51 reviews)
“tacos” (36 reviews)
“beans” (13 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
9105 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

They say that the memory is the second thing to go. That said, I cannot believe I had forgotten about Dixon's! I know that it has been there forever (heck, Harry Truman used to eat there), and we did have one in Lee's Summit when...More

Thank donh429
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

First the service is good. The food reminds me of 1940s type fare. Great chili ,spaghetti and tacos. You gotta read the menu to get the whole experience. Great food great fun from the past to the present. I love the tacos 🌮 use all...More

Thank Bones83
Reviewed 11 October 2017

You can't beat Dixon's Chili. It is unique to Kansas City and if you have not had their chili, its worth a trip.

Thank KurtLS
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

All the times I've been to KC and never heard of Dixons until last trip and found on Yelp. Tacis were very good and next time will try the chili. Prices not bad and I got food really quickly frim a cute friendly girl at...More

Thank Banny9949
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I ate at Dixon's in the middle of the week during a recent trip to the Kansas City area. Having read previous reviews, I was prepared for the finely-ground beef, which can be tailored to the individual diner's taste with pepper sauce or the "extras"...More

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stopped by to meet a friend. I had the chili spaghetti. It was okay, but nothing to scream about. Our waitress was very attentive. I saw a guy next to me with a burrito and my friend's unlimited tacos looked good. I guess I made...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

While I don't claim to be a chili expert, nor have I had chili everywhere in the country, this is the only place I've had chili where it's served on a plate instead of in a bowl. I had the large traditional (look on-line for...More

3  Thank dskid
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Passing through and wanted something different, and this fit the bill. Their brand of chili is unique, which is what makes it special. May I recommend the taco's, and add the beef juice, and a hefty amount of their counter-top pepper sauce (its flavorful, not...More

Thank Vinny12345
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the Kansas City area for over 20 years, and a friend of mine kept talking about the chili here so we finally went today. I ordered chili and the server asked if I wanted it juicy. I don't like it real juicy...More

Thank JonfromKC
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I grew up in Indepence and left in the 70s, but return regularly to visit family. I went to Dixon's clear back in the late 60s before I was a foodie, just a teenager. Returning now, I can appreciate good food. Even living in Texas...More

Thank joedvet
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Alan B
28 May 2015|
Response from GailG455 |
There was not one on the Plaza, but close by in Westport Square. This was back in the mid to late 70's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9105 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-861-7308
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