The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of comfort fare and drinks at Dick’s Last Resort, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.
Dick’s Last Resort’s servers sling humorous barbs as they dispense such comfort-inducing comestibles as wings buckets, rib slabs, and half-pound burgers from a loaded menu. Diners manhandle large helpings of finger foods including fried pickle chips ($5.99) and crabby balls, real crabmeat fried and scuttling about on a beach of smoky chipotle dipping sauce ($7.99). Midday patrons tackle carnivorous cravings with the Dick’s Big Pig sandwich, delectable pulled pork showered in Carolina barbecue sauce ($7.99), or the Thunder Road burger ($9.99), a half-pound patty covered in jalapeño pimento cheese, chili, and sautéed onions. Seafood savorables such as crawdaddies ($12.99), fried shrimp ($15.99), and catfish ($13.99) spar for dinner-menu turf with the 12-ounce rib eye ($18.99) and the three-cheese pasta ($12.99).
While sporting a slogan-covered two-foot-tall paper hat or dodging napkins hurled at them by the wait staff, patrons tap feet beneath unadorned picnic tables and quaff frozen margaritas in rhythm with live music every night. Each server gets trained at Dick’s Last Resort’s school of the cheeky insult, delivering saucy banter and excellent service with equal aplomb and never deigning to placate a customer concern with a phony smile or an insincere foot rub.
345 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101