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Dixon's Chili Parlor

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9105 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
+1 816-861-7308
10:00 - 22:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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412 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a menu) soupy chili with beans. For my liquid, to make it soupy, I asked... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 hot). Oh, and the service is spectacular!

Thank Vinny12345
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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 so I asked for it thick. I wasn't expecting a pile of bland, dry, crumbled... More 

Thank JonfromKC
Arlington, Texas
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540 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
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 now I can appreciate good chili. I love how you can doctor it up the... More 

Thank joedvet
Topeka, Kansas
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142 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A local favorite. Has become quite the tradition for my wife and I when I return off the road. I was going to order something different today, but why change something if you like what you are getting! So all you can eat tacos! It is the special everyday and done well.

Thank dkrug10042
Halstead, Kansas
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487 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and had both the chili and the tacos. The chili was good. Tacos were okay. Our service was great. Not sure we would go back, though

Thank beth ann k
Blue Springs, Missouri
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great little place to stop for tacos after the game! Best tasting tacos and chili in the Kansas City area. Not fancy, seat yourself and fast, friendly service.

Thank pckeltner
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

there on line menu prices are not correct and the mgr argued with me about it .there was 4 of us and it cost 47.00 for 20 tacos and 4 drinks ,we could have eaten .texas road house for that, I wont be returning,it was so cold in there it was like a walk in cooler .bad atmosphere,meat tasted funny,

Thank Laverne H
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I've eaten here more times than I can count and have never had a bad experience. The staff are always fast and friendly! The food is made to order and never takes too long, even when they're packed. I've had the chili, burritos, and tacos as well as many other menu options, but the tacos are my go to. Lot... More 

Thank Sammie1032
Kansas City, Missouri
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229 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love this place. Old fashioned chili dog. They grill the bun. Yum. Smothered with chili and cheese and onions. They have pepper vinegar sauce on the table (for the southern folks - peppa sauce; for the non-southern folks - it's vinegar with red peppers stuffed into the jar to spice up the vinegar). Delish. Love, love, love. Great place... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9105 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-6198
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-861-7308

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?