Raise a Mug and Welcome Dick's Last Resort to Baltimore

Raucous Neighbor Moves into Downtown's Power Plant Development

Jun 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from Dick's Last Resort

NASHVILLE, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a place to go for a fun night out? Need a slightly off-the-wall spot for a bachelorette or birthday party? Want a server who can dish out your food, as well as some good-natured jokes at your expense? Look no further – Dick's Last Resort has arrived in Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor entertainment district.

Dick's Last Resort in Baltimore throws open the doors on June 28 to begin serving lunch and dinner. The 9,000 sq. ft. restaurant features indoor and patio seating, and will also include a soon-to-be-constructed dock on the pier. In total, the location will seat approx. 300 people.

This 25-year-old restaurant concept refuses to grow up and is well known for its particular brand of service with an attitude. The servers are challenged to have fun – and make it fun for guests – all while pushing the boundaries, but not crossing the line, when it comes to verbally sparring with the guests. Don't be surprised if your server scrawls a snarky comment on a paper hat and puts it on your head or tells you to get your own silverware.

"We're looking forward to introducing Baltimore's residents and visitors to our special kind of fun, entertainment and live music. Dick's is for anyone who enjoys an escape – whether you're young or young at heart, top or bottom of the food chain – everyone is welcome, and has fun, at Dick's," said Ted Moats, CEO of DLR Restaurants LLC. "Dick's is a great addition to Baltimore's Power Plant development. We can't wait to be known as the scowling, beach-shirt clad, beer-drinking neighbor that moves in down the street that the whole neighborhood grows to love."

About the New Guy in the Neighborhood

Guests at Dick's often share communal tables, and can choose from among appetizers with names like Crabby Balls and Mutha Cluckin' Good Chiky Wings, or choose one of Dick's Buckets 'o Grub for dinner, containing barbeque chicken or ribs or fried shrimp or catfish. Because "Dick" is a great host, the adult guests can enjoy the full bar and an irreverent menu of specialty drinks.

Each Dick's location uses elements in-restaurant that pay homage to the way "Dick" would have lived and entertained himself in the local area. Guests at the Baltimore location will be greeted with familiar nautical notes, including a 2,000 lb. ship's anchor and a glimpse into Dick's own take on the nearby National Aquarium. The back of the restaurant features a façade of familiar Baltimore row homes, with the oversized porch of one home serving as the stage for live entertainment in the restaurant.

The location will have nine flat screen TVs built into the design of the restaurant. At any given time, you could find a game on TV, but you might also see clips from some of Dick's favorite films or TV shows, or even video mash-ups (think Godzilla marching down the street from "Leave It to Beaver") our video DJs have created.

Dick's Wades Into Baltimore's Inner Harbor

From its location in downtown Baltimore's Power Plant mixed-use development, Dick's is just steps away from the National Aquarium, one of the state's most popular attractions, which draws approx. 1.6 million visitors annually. Dick's is also a great place for sports fans visiting nearby Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Raven's M&T Bank Stadium to stop in for a pre-game bite to eat or for a post-game celebration – or commiseration – depending on the outcome of the game.

"Dick's Last Resort is a real coup for the City. Dick's Last Resort is one of the most unique and sought after restaurant and entertainment venues in the country. They are a terrific addition to the Inner Harbor and the Power Plant district," said Zed Smith, a vice president for The Cordish Company.

The Power Plant is a mixed-use project that includes Hard Rock Cafe, Barnes & Noble, and now Dick's Last Resort. The Power Plant is a critical anchor of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor.

About Dick's Last Resort

While most restaurants see their primary business as serving food, at Dick's Last Resort, we've been serving up fun for all, all in fun, for 25 years now. Our joints are as well known for our servers' attitudes as we are for our great menu and live entertainment. DLR Restaurants LLC, headquartered in Nashville, owns, operates and licenses all eight Dick's Last Resort restaurants. The concept originated with our Dallas location back in 1985, but we've now added seven additional restaurants in destination locations Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas, San Antonio and San Diego. If you want to know more, check us out at www.dickslastresort.com. Or join the Dick's Last Resort party on Facebook - http://bit.ly/bPcXW3.

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