|Ambiance |||Happy Hour, After Work, Neighbourhood, Pub, Sports Bar|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Across from Tim Horton's|
|Cross Street |||Midlake Blvd and Bannister Rd|
|Mon. - Fri.; 10AM - 2AM, Sat.; 8AM - 2AM, Sun.; 8AM - 11PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 29, 2008
Maritime memorabilia throughout this Midnapore area neighbourhood pub and restaurant will take you back to the days when it was known as the Seahorse and later as the Rusty Rudder. The name changed when owner Allan Dixon, also behind Limerick's Irish pub and The Kilkenny, took over in 1996, and Dixon's has been going strong ever since. What hasn't changed much over the past several years is the faces. Loyal patrons know they're lucky to have such a well-run establishment nearby, and they make sure to show their appreciation with several weekly visits. Drink specials, including happy hour prices (from 4pm-6pm Monday to Friday), help Dixon's attract a lively neighbourhood crowd. Here, everybody knows your name.
The opening of Limerick's up the street on MacLeod Trail allowed the bar to offer a wider, more varied menu that includes everything from Boxty breakfasts (Irish potato pancakes filled with meat and/or vegetables) to stews and pies. The food is good and prices are reasonable, with ongoing specials that range from Two Dollars Off Tuesday at lunch to $4.99 breakfast on Sunday.
Dixon's features an upstairs loft with a smaller bar that can be rented for private functions, a big screen TV, Golden Tee golf games, a Buckhunter game, two foosball tables, NTN, VLTs and HDTV with stereo surround sound. A popular recent addition is the outdoor patio, located on the east side of the building, for those who like to sip their beer in the great outdoors.