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 the benefits of bardom with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub grub and drinks at Dick's Last Resort, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego.
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 2 a.m. each day, 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 Dick's Big Pig, a sandwich sporting barbecue-slathered pulled pork topped with slaw and served with a side of fries ($7.99), or stop by during dinner minutes to bump into a full rack of ribs ($19.99) or ribs and chicken ($16.99). Customers outfitted with daintier appetites can opt for a lush grilled-chicken caesar salad (starting at $9.49 for lunch, $11.99 for dinner) or a bowl of spleen-warming chili ($5.49).
Suited for those bereft of table manners, Dick's Last Resort dresses its picnic tables with loud music and steel pails of nosh. Though wait-staff members 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.
- So this is how it works: you go to Dick's to eat some fish & chips, get yelled at by the servers, let them spray water on you, laugh at their rudeness – Nancie T., Yelp, 9/24/10
- I have been to this place hundreds of times and never ever been disappointed. Service is just what you expect (rude...but that's the whole point). Food is delicious and at a great value even for a downtown bar in San Diego, and the music rocks. – Nadia S., Insider Pages