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Magic Time Machine

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5003 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001
972.980.1903
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meh, It's Okay, Over Priced

My husband and I stopped for dinner on a weekend night. We really didn't have to wait long for a table and the place was busy. The menu is very limited with very few choices. A salad bar is available but is also somewhat small. The salad bar is housed in an old car and honestly, it was kinda... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
scootersue
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Burleson, TX
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

After hearing rave reviews of this restaurant, my daughter took me out to dinner here with her family when I was visiting Dallas. We were expecting something "magical" but sadly, it didn't come close to that. We also expected that we would encounter rooms and waitstaff representing different time periods (due to the "time machine" name), but that wasn't the... More 

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Burleson, TX
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped for dinner on a weekend night. We really didn't have to wait long for a table and the place was busy. The menu is very limited with very few choices. A salad bar is available but is also somewhat small. The salad bar is housed in an old car and honestly, it was kinda gross... More 

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Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were visiting the Dallas area and met some old friends there for dinner. It's a unique place and we had fun. Our server forgot to tell us about the salad car, so we missed that. My filet was good and cooked to order. And everyone else enjoyed their food. I do think the carpet and upholstered furniture is overdue... More 

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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took our 2 year old here on her bday, along with several adult fam members. It is a fun/cute experience! Service is not 5 star but you are paying for the atmosphere and fun. Everyone enjoyed the meal. The food is good, no complaints! :)

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dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The Magic Time Machine will always hold special memories for our family. The kids are always trying to guess what character is going to wait on us. Always a great place for special celebrations. Love this place

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We took the kids on our final trip,of the summer 2015. The kids had a great time. The oldest had been before at another one, but the youngest ones had not ever been. Great food, great time and lots of fun. We had Nacho Libre as a waiter and he was great.

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61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Magic Time Machine needs its patrons to have an amazing imagination and the ability to envision themselves back about 30+ plus years ago. Sadly, I am sure that's when this place was a much more enjoyable experience. The restaurant itself was a dark, cold, and cavernous place. The drab interior is dated and and no longer relevant. The original... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our server was very polite and attentive, she was Dafphe from Scooby Doo. When the food arrived the asparagus was without flavor and cold. The broiled catfish was horrible, not to mention the shrimp was awful. I have high standards when it comes to seafood. The only reason I tried this was because of the reviews I read and I... More 

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Texas
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

In the 30 something years the Addison M T Machine has existed, I have visited/eaten here 3 times, approximately once per decade, assuming each time that having given them a 10 year window between visits to get their shizzle together, they might do so. So far, has not happened. The food is criminally bad at any price, let alone at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm always looking for a place that can accommodate large groups. With a reservation, this place can handle a large group. The food is average and the personality of your waiters makes a big difference in how much you enjoy the experience. Go with an open mind and the intent have a lot of fun and you'll love your trip.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5003 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: 972.980.1903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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