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Magic Time Machine

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5003 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001
972.980.1903
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Seems a bit tired

This place has been in the old Addison School since Addison School closed.in 1973. In the 70s it was a fun experience. It seems a bit tired now. The waiters were not really into their characters. The food is good ( can't say great ). A bit much to pay for considering the atmosphere is suppose to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
BigGuyfromDallas
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place has been in the old Addison School since Addison School closed.in 1973. In the 70s it was a fun experience. It seems a bit tired now. The waiters were not really into their characters. The food is good ( can't say great ). A bit much to pay for considering the atmosphere is suppose to support the price.

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Draper, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I'm no stranger to 'theme' restaurants having kids and grandkids (Medieval Times was impressive) so it's not as if I expected a top-notch place, but this? Yuck. I was in town to visit family and someone thought this would be a fun place to take the kids. We were immediately slammed in the face with the smell of cigarettes, the... More 

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Pearland, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I took my 10 yr old to restaurant (last time for me was almost 20 years ago). Same interesting and VERY eclectic atmosphere with lots of nooks and crannies. Tiny little huts and rooms for tables and all kinds of crazy decor. All waiters are characters so the kids get an autograph book to collect sigs during dinner. They are... More 

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Norman, OK
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I can honestly say this is the worst customer service that I have ever received at a restaurant and I will not ever come back!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I can't believe this place is still in business. The food is pretty bad, and the place is so dirty! The last time I visited, was for a company holiday party. I couldn't believe how dirty they've allowed this restaurant to become. Hopefully, they've cleaned this place since then but I won't return to find out.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

With the atmosphere of this place, you could serve us really bad food and we wouldn't notice. Instead, the food is good and the portions are HUGE. We had not overindulged at dinner but we found it impossible to finish the Cookies & Cream Sundae and the Bread Pudding we got for dessert. Although the bread pudding would have been... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visited recently for the birthday of my 7 year old niece. Has been a great restaurant for over 30 years. Servers dress up in characters--everything from magic tricks to singing. Facilities need updating but they are still pretty neat.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was the second time we have brought our daughter and it was great fun. We got to sit in the nut house so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. I would recommend sitting in a more enclosed place. Otherwise you are really out in the open. We had our daughter do the potty train, Code... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This was not what we were expecting. I'd been led to believe - maybe from their advertising - that the waiters were the "show" for the young people in our group and that it would be a fun evening... Not. We saw a couple of interesting looking waiters but ours, the riddler supposedly, wasn't even entertaining to the kids at... More 

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Granbury, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I will just say that it was so bad that we left and went to Walmart to go tho the bathroom and wash our hands. The food was disgusting - the place was dirty and run down. I won't talk about the bathroom.

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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: 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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