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Meet Colin Dillon of Dillon’s Local

Today we’d like to introduce you to Colin Dillon.

Colin, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My wife and I have worked in countless restaurants around the south shore. We bounced around from place to place for years, learning everything we could about the restaurant industry. In 2015 we decided it was time to try it on our own. With help from our families and friends, we opened Dillon’s Local in November of 2015. We are so lucky to have an amazing staff, most of which we have worked with previously. Together with our staff, we try to make our customers feel like one of the locals, like family. It’s very important to us that anyone and everyone that walks into our place feels at home.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
There have been some bumps along the road to our dream of having a restaurant, but for the most part, we have been very lucky. We have a great team here at the Local, and we work together to get through the hard times and the smooth sailing. We are so incredibly lucky to be surrounded by a talented and dedicated staff and our amazing families.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Dillon’s Local – what should we know?
Dillon’s Local is a small restaurant in downtown Plymouth. We pride ourselves on our service and want everyone to feel like a local, like one of the family. We try to use local ingredients whenever possible, and we try to present our customers with creative and affordable menu items. We are best known for our comfort food. We make a mean Shepherd’s Pie and our Reuben sandwich is delicious too… but we also have healthy options and some lighter fair as well.

We have delicious and hearty soups daily and offer fresh seafood, homemade desserts, and inventive dishes just like your mom used to make… but better. Our award-winning bar staff concocts some creative cocktails and serves local and craft beers, but they are more than happy to skip all that and open you a bottle of your favorite run-of-the-mill bottle of beer. Eat and Drink Like a Local!!!!

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My wife and I met while we were working at a well-known restaurant in Plymouth, East Bay Grille. We both worked there for several years, we gained so much from our experience there and from our time working at other places around town. Once we decided to strike out on our own our friends and family stepped up and helped us in every aspect of the business.

Our friends left their jobs and joined our staff, our families took time off from their jobs and we all worked together to get our little shop up and running. We have so many friends and family members to thank for helping us get where we are today.

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Image Credit:
Benjamin Wallin, Kathy Burke, Amanda Roy

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  1. Mike & Mary ward

    March 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    The best food and owners !!!
    We love you 😍 was

  2. Joyce McCarthy

    March 6, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    My husband and I frequent this lovely establishment often and absolutely love it! The food is consistently delicious. Colin and his family are so sweet. The staff are very helpful and friendly. LOVE LOVE LOVE Dillons Loca.

  3. Kathy Burke

    March 8, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Our favorite for sure….Colin/Sam and their wonderful restaurant. We have convinced many of our friends to give it a try…and all revues are great! It may look like a pub…and has great “pub food”…but also a variety of many wonderful dinners and appetizers. (Their steak tips are a favorite). Come to Dillon’s Local…just don’t take our seats at the bar! KnB

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