What You'll Get
Houston's settlers built their city on a barbecue bayou, and for decades, their city sunk two feet a year into the smoky, tangy quagmire until they found a solution: drain the swamps of the sauce and slather it on their ribs. Eat your way out of a hungermire with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of barbecue and beverages at Dillon's Restaurant. This is good at any of Dillon's five locations in Morristown, Peoria, Glendale, Surprise, and Phoenix.
Dillon's menu is a long list of home-style barbecue and American classics. Start with Southern staples such as an order of fried pickles ($6.99) or a prickly peach salad, a succulent mélange of peaches, craisins, and candied walnuts on mixed greens with prickly-pear vinaigrette ($8.99). The red-devil pork sandwich, a pile of pulled pork and smoked sausage marinated in a spicy Cajun sauce ($9.29), is an ideal selection for diners trying to reenact Backdraft in their mouths. Like all great barbecue joints, Dillon's offers a barnyard of meat selections, including St. Louis–style pork spare ribs ($16.99 for a half rack), smoked bone-in half chickens ($12.29), or a slow-smoked 12 oz. prime rib ($19.99). Pit masters encourage indecisive feasters with combination platters offering their pick of two ($17.99) or three ($19.99) meats and two classic barbecue sides.
Throughout the week, Dillon's caters to families and welcomes barbecue lovers of all ages. But, on Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant showcases live entertainment to celebrate the workweek's end. The Phoenix location's host of television sets guides sports fanatics like a football-powered lighthouse to where the friendly servers and bartenders fuel party engines until closing.
This Groupon is not valid for happy hour or toward other specials, and it cannot be used for catering.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid for catering. Not valid for other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
The four Dillon's locations couldn't be more different. At Dillon's Bayou the newest location at Lake Pleasant, guests can dine beside a 60,000 gallon shark tank in the dining room and vibrant pink flamingoes on the patio. The huge bar and restaurant at Lake Pleasant provides a spectacular view of the mountains and water as well as serving up award winning BBQ.
In 2011, Dillon's opened perhaps its most impressive location at the Wild Life World Zoo. In addition to its unique settings and food, this Dillon's is known for its hospitality and sense of fun, including setting up live webcams. Check them out here. In 2005, Dillons opened a second location in Glendale to share a combination of good food and relaxed ambiance which proved to be so successful for all Dillon's locations. This one plays host to golfers and sports enthusiasts, entertaining them with 30 HD-TVs, as well as with live bands on the weekends.
The first location, which opened in 1999, was once described as "a cute, converted old house that looks like grandma's parlor" by the Phoenix New Times. There, guests devour Kansas City–style barbecue slathered in housemade sauces and listen to live music on Fridays and Saturdays.