NEWPORT, Ky. – WARNING: Dick's Last Resort, a nationally-known restaurant Brand that proudly bills itself as "The Joint Yer Mama Warned You About", will open at Newport on the Levee in time for Opening Day.

Dick's Last Resort is opening at one of Newport on the Levee's premier locations. The restaurant and bar will anchor the corner of Third Street and Saratoga Street. The opening date will be announced in early 2014.

"We are extremely excited about serving and becoming a part of the Newport, Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community," said Ralph W. McCracken, Dick's President and Chief Operating Officer. "When you come to Dick's, you get to experience a very unique dining experience. We call it ‘Controlled Chaos'!! Dick's serves great food and drinks, but what we really provide is a "Fun Atmosphere" with the opportunity for everyone to Eat, Drink, Laugh and Escape reality for a while!"

Dick's Last Resort is known for its outrageous, sarcastic, and energetic servers as well as their tasty comfort food. With locations in tourist destinations such as Panama City, Orlando, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, Dallas, Baltimore, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas, Dick's Last Resort will provide a boost Northern Kentucky tourism by helping attract out-of-town visitors to Newport on the Levee and the region's other attractions.

"We are excited about having this unique restaurant and bar come to the Levee, said Newport on the Levee General Manager Harold Dull. "Dick's should do very well with our demographic and at this great location."

Here's how Dick's lives up to his motto of "Fun for All and All in Fun!"

  • Servers with an attitude who push social boundaries, but don't cross the line with their sarcastic, fun-loving tongue-in-cheek verbal shtick with guests.
  • Specialty one-of-a-kind drinks with names like "Trash Can Punch" and "Killa Rita" etc. where you keep the glass as a take home Souvenir.
  • Freshly made appetizers like Wicked Gator Tail, Macho Nachos, Chickin' Bites and Motha Cluckin' Good Chicky Wings.
  • Buckets ‘O Grub featuring tasty combinations of barbecue pork ribs, chicken, fried shrimp, fish' n chips and katfish.
  • A menu of freshly prepared dishes that include crab, steaks, ribs, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, wraps and homemade desserts.
  • Communal picnic tables, flat-screen TV's, live entertainment – and never a cover charge.


"Dick's Last Resort is a very unique restaurant concept built for groups of all ages who want to get together, have fun and make some lasting memories while enjoying great food made from scratch," McCracken said. "You may even end up wearing a bib, a 2-foot tall paper hat with a humorous slogan, or be doused in paper napkins, but you will not be bored!"

Newport City Manager Tom Fromme welcomed Dick's Last Resort to the city.

"This is great news! Dick's Last Resort will be a big draw for Newport on the Levee and the region," Fromme said. "It's a perfect location at the foot of the Purple People Bridge and I am confident it will be a big success."


About Dick's Last Resort

While most restaurants see their primary business as just serving food, at Dick's Last Resort, we've been serving "Live Entertainment" with good food for 29 years. Our joints are as well known for our sarcastic servers as we are for our great menu and live music. And one must not forget the hats! As a part of Dick's brand, visitors to the joint regularly end up decorated with a silly paper hat on their head with an off-the-wall insult that brings on the laughs from the whole table. DLR Restaurants, LLC is jointly owned by Triton Pacific Capital Partners and DLR Partners, LLC. DLR Restaurants, LLC is led by Ted Moats, CEO, and Ralph W. McCracken, President & COO, and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. DLR Restaurants currently owns, operates and licenses all 14 Dick's Last Resort restaurants. The concept originated in Dallas back in 1985. There are now 13 additional restaurants in: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Gatlinburg, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Orlando, Panama City Beach, San Antonio, and San Diego. For more information visit www.DicksLastResort.com

About Newport on the Levee

Newport on the Levee is a multi-level, urban, dining and entertainment center located strategically across from downtown Cincinnati on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. Drawing approximately 3.5 million visitors per year, The Levee is the most popular attraction in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area – supported by research performed by Northern Kentucky University's marketing department. The Levee features a variety of entertainment options such as the 20-screen AMC Theater, the award-winning Newport Aquarium, a dining and bowling boutique known as Star Lanes, Game Works and Funny Bone Comedy Club; several national and regional restaurant brands such as Brio Tuscan Grille, Mitchell's Fish Market, Bar Louie and Brothers Bar & Grill; creative class office tenants i-wireless, Intrinzic, Constellation Brands and Comstock Valuation, along with specialty shops, carts and kiosks. For more information visit www.newportonthelevee.com

Newport on the Levee welcomes requests from media representatives for media information or photo opportunities. For media inquiries, please contact Newport on the Levee’s Marketing Department at (859) 815-1387.

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