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The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
323-851-3313
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Ranked #22 of 397 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Fremont, California
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1,498 reviews 1,498 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were staying at the Magic Castle Hotel so booked brunch through them. We first showed up at the Magic Castle; they let us in; and we were seated for Brunch. We then selected from their wide variety of options; lunch was good. We then went to the different theaters at the Magic Castle to see the shows. They were... More

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Oxnard, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've known of the Magic Castle for over 40 years but never thought I'd be able to visit it. A friend was able to bring a group of us for a special birthday treat - his and mine. We had dinner in the Houdini Room, a room separate from the main dining area. The appetizers, main dishes and desserts were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The customer service at The Magic Castle was amazing! On entry after an exhausting trip where we were tired (& a little grumpy) the staff lifted our spirits by their great attitude. We were provided with sparkling lemonade, bags whisked away to our room & complimentary snacks provided. Pros: staff always happy to help out, pool was 24/7, free snacks,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was invited to this place by a magician friend of mine. I went with my boss, we were in town for a wedding gig. We had a great time! The docents were very helpful guiding us to the various shows. The magicians were very entertaining and the food in the dining room was great as well as the service!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you can come up with tickets somewhere check this out. We had to settle for Sunday Brunch but the shows were 1st Class and the food was very good. Be prepared for the price though.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We arrived early and attended many shows before an outstanding dinner. I strongly suggest plenty of time to attend the smaller shows. The main show was our least favorite and did not mind the wait to see some of the special rooms. The meal was fantastic and the service was exceptional. If you can get tickets a must see in... More

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Capistrano Beach, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've always LOVED coming here but this last time was different. More people, more commercial, and slightly tacky. The lights seemed a little brighter which, like at any club or restaurant, rarely reflects well on a place like this. Dinner is overpriced and average but that has always been the case. It used to be a treat to get a... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have wanted to go to the Magic Castle for years, but the only other time I was in the city, I did have an invite. I was able to gain entry this time by staying at the Magic Castle Hotel, next door. It was worth the wait! ( I disagree on the reviews that suggest it is too "pricey."... More

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Ontario, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Magic Castle is an exciting experience! It was wonderful to dress up and be around a very nicely dressed crowd. The magic acts at every turn were so fun! We had dinner reservations at 8 pm. We showed up at 6:30 and walked into three different magical acts that were so fascinating. The dinner was pricey but so, so... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to the magic castle on at least 6 different occasions. You must be invited by a member in order to gain entry and there is a strict formal dress code. It is such a fun experience! The food is good, but a bit on the pricey side. Definitely do have dinner as it guarantees you seating in... More

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