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Address: 3663 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501
Phone Number: 866-992-5424
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: We’ve been professionals in the food and murder business since 1990. The...
We’ve been professionals in the food and murder business since 1990. The zany characters interact with inquisitive audience members during the show while serving an elegant dinner as the mystery unfolds. Our professionally scripted mysteries have won awards and rave reviews: Winner of both the Critic's Choice Award for "Best Dinner Theater" and the "Best Kept Secret" Award from Orange Coast Magazine, and "Best of the West...Best Mystery Dinner Theater" from Sunset Magazine.
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We had a blast. I'd never done one of these murder mystery dinner shows before. I was anticipating more audience interaction. There wasn't much. We still had fun though. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a blast. I'd never done one of these murder mystery dinner shows before. I was anticipating more audience interaction. There wasn't much. We still had fun though. The drinks were strong ;-) The food was ok. Not the best meal I've had but far from the worst. The cast was great, totally in character and funny. I don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We thought the acting was wonderful. The food was better than we had expected so that was an added plus. We were mainly there for their dinner show. I would definitely do it again. I wish that the room were a little bit bigger but I do like the outside balcony that looks over the Mission Inn! I'm glad there... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had a great time, the show was funny and well acted! It was entertaining and well presented, perfect date night that was memorable. Couldn't ask for more, would go again in a heartbeat!

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Riverside,
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My wife (then fiancee) went here for a dinner show. Funny, good food, and great location. Would go again!

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

It was so cool! Actors and actresses were amazing! There was funny moments and they really get everybody involved! Overall was a great expierience!

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Food was just okay, but the performance was excellent. I was really in shock with how good all of the actors were. All were a perfect fit for the roles...I was really surprised with how good this show was. Thanks for a nice evening.

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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Texas family visiting CA wanted something different for evening entertainment and chose Gourmet Detective. We enjoyed the actors mingling with the audience and involved us in the "who dun it" Food was served in increments and in a timely manner...but the taste was nothing to write home about. The play was zany with laughs. Value of the evening was a... More 

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San Bernardino, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Gourmet Detective is the place to go for an entertaining evening when you are in Riverside. The whole evening is based on audience participation, so you have to be willing to join the party that the staff is throwing especially for you. The show is funny, corny, and cheesy, but you'll love it. Expect a raucous good time. Don't... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We went to their New Years Eve production in Newport Beach and it was all sorts of cheesy goodness and the cast knows how to have fun with an engaged audience. The food was very good, and the play was more than worth it.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

My hubby and I went to the gourmet detective for my birthday one year. I was not disappointed! I was still in school so we were budgeting, and the value of the evening was super! We got to dress up, have a nice meal and be entertained all evening. The actors/servers really make an effort to perform well, both during... More 

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Address: Address: 3663 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501
Phone Number: 866-992-5424
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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