Dick's Last Resort

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Dick's Last Resort
TypePrivately Owned
HeadquartersLas Vegas, NV

Dick's Last Resort is a bar and restaurant chain in the United States, known for its intentional employment of an obnoxious staff.[1] The chain consists of seventeen restaurants. The restaurant has its origins in Dallas with the original owner, Dick Chase's opening of a "fine-dining" establishment in 1985. The establishment was a complete failure, which resulted in bankruptcy. Rather than continue with the upscale restaurant motif, Dick retooled his efforts and decided to "go sloppy." Dick's likeness is still featured on their t-shirts and promotional materials. The end result was a success, leading to the creation of more locations.

In 1995, the company attempted to expand to Europe and opened a restaurant in London,[2] but the effort was abandoned and the restaurant was sold in early 1996.[3]

The company is now owned by Deja Vu, a large entertainment and restaurant conglomerate, and the concept has expanded to dozens of states.[4]


Dick's Last Resort teaches its servers to be obnoxious.[1] In addition to the staff, the decor is considered to be "wacky."[5] The restaurant uses picnic-style tables and paper tablecloths. Patrons of Dick's are expected to be insulted, or placed in uncomfortable situations. Adult bibs and large, hand-made, paper hats with insults written on them are given to diners to wear during their stay.[6] There are no napkins on the tables; they are generally thrown at the customers by the serving staff.[7]


Dick's menu is influenced by Southern cuisine,[8] consisting of hamburgers, barbecue, and seafood items.

In addition to food and drink, Dick's offers souvenirs such as "Real Women Love Dick's" T-shirts and "I Love Dick's" bumper stickers.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Edsel Ford Fong, known as the "world's rudest, worst, most insulting waiter"
  • The Wieners Circle, a Chicago-based hot dog joint staffed with profanity-spewing workers


  1. ^ a b "Dick's Last Resort". Yahoo! Travel. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ "Break for the border reins in wayward restaurant". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19.
  3. ^ "In Brief: Dublin deal". Archived from the original on 2013-01-18.
  4. ^ Dahlman, Steven. "Dick's Last Resort sold to strip club operator". Loop North News. Archived from the original on 2020-02-15. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  5. ^ a b "Dick's Last Resort". Citysearch.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  6. ^ Helmick, Jamie. "Dick's Last Resort Review". VEGAS.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  7. ^ Conn, Kristal. "DICK'S LAST RESORT". The Daily Aztec. Retrieved 2009-01-05.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Editorial Review for Dick's Last Resort – by Citysearch Editors". Citysearch.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-01-05.

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