Without bars, darts would be forced to throw themselves at random concentric circles and Wagnerian operas would have no jukeboxes in which to reside. Enjoy further benefits of bardom with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of grub and drinks at Dick's Last Resort in the Marina City Towers.
Buckets of tasty grub, jumbo half-pound burgers, specialty seafood plates, and more all reside in Dick's energetic digs and are escorted to tables by cheeky servers with steak-knife-sharp wits. Thick-skinned patrons are invited to escape to the unorthodox eatery until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends, sampling eats from a menu stocked with finger foods designed to taste even better than they look smeared across hand-crocheted bibs. Sate a noontime protein craving with the Ride'm Cowboy rib eye, served with mashed potatoes and veggies ($18.99), or smother feelings of childhood nostalgia with The Dolly, a grilled-chicken digestive plaything dressed in rice and vegetables ($8.99). Customers outfitted with daintier appetites can opt for a Soup-A-Da-Day ($3.99) or salmon caesar salad, grilled or blackened and topped with crispy capers ($11.99).
Suited for those bereft of table manners, Dick's Last Resort dresses its picnic tables with loud music and steel pails of nosh. Though the wait staff won't coddle you with frivolous niceties such as manners and smiles, their playful insults and efficient service will remind you of spring break '92, minus arrests and crab-claw wounds. Wipe your mouth on your sleeve, kick your feet back on the chair, or get on stage for an impromptu performance with the musicians who fill Dick's Last Resort with tunes for no cover charge; check their schedule for times.
- We had a wonderful time laughing with not only our group of 10, but other tables as well! We had a wonderful server who liked to dish it out to us, but he was able to take it back, of course in all fun and games. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 2/5/2011
- Great place to go an unwind. Our waitress was a blast and the hat she put on my husband's head (with the written comment on the front) was hilarious. – grmacPickering, TripAdvisor